Y Is for Yesterday

Y Is for Yesterday

Audiobook CD - 2017 | Unabridged
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The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y is for Yesterday begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate-- and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state's evidence and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace. Now, it's 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parents-- until a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That's when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help. As she is drawn into their family drama, she keeps a watchful eye on Fritz. But he's not the only one being haunted by the past. A vicious sociopath with a grudge against Millhone may be leaving traces of himself for her to find.
Publisher: New York, NY : Random House Audio, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2017
ISBN: 9780385393997
Branch Call Number: GRA
Characteristics: 14 audio discs (approximately 17 hours) : CD audio, digital ; 12 cm
digital,optical
audio file,CD audio
Additional Contributors: Kaye, Judy

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JudithE
Mar 24, 2018

I din't like this either, and didn't finish it. I didn't like anybody in the book, though I've been a fan of the series since "A". Sue Grafton died from cancer shortly after the book came out, and it may well be that she was ill and not at the height of her powers when she wrote this one. But how does that explain the poor editing? Was she unwilling or unable to work with an editor? What about the anachronisms?

My dislike may have been compounded by the reader, whose tone added to my dislike of the characters. And I suppose that I also have changed since the young person I was when I started the series; I'm not interested any more in spending time with characters I don't like, especially fictional ones.

Final thought: I also really didn't appreciate the sexual events on the video tape being taken at face value as harmless, and Kinsey's goal being to protect one of the male participants. It was strange for me in a female heroine.

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corky69
Dec 11, 2017

Just could not get into this book. Makes me wonder who wrote it!!

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lisastitch
Nov 08, 2017

I've really enjoyed this series, but the mystery got somewhat lost in everything else that was happening, and the flashbacks got confusing.

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Tetee
Oct 11, 2017

Could hardly complete it. It drags on and rehashes again and again. ugh.. don't bother.

martins_mom Sep 24, 2017

Grafton hasn't lost the plot, she has complicated it mercilessly, with threads about a decade-old crime perpetrated by teenagers; a homeless freeloader who is imposing on dear Henry; and her cousin Anna who is having an affair with one of Kinsey's former lovers. All wander in and out of the book in a way that becomes not confusing but tedious. I'm happy we are at the end of the alphabet.

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