When a potential client visits Private Detective Kinsey Millhone’s office, he has a somewhat preposterous story to tell. When he was six years old, he was visiting a friend; bored, he wandered out to the wooded area behind the house, where he describes seeing two men burying something.
Now the client, Michael Sutton, believes that they were burying a child who’d gone missing from that neighborhood two days before.
However, when Kinsey persuades a police detective friend to get a search warrant, they dig up a dead dog.
In the weeks that follow, we watch Kinsey trying to make sense of the story and piece together clues and explanations that might lead to the answers. Meanwhile, the author offers us a peek into the past as she alternates Kinsey’s efforts with the stories of an assortment of characters that were living in the neighborhood during the time in question.
Compelling tale that provides the suspense I enjoy, along with snippets of Kinsey’s daily life that add that cozy, down-to-earth element, I found myself reading late at night until I turned the final page.
Now I can’t wait for the next alphabet read! U is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone Mystery) definitely gets a five-star vote from me.