#FuturisticFriday: Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton

Photo Credit: Putnam Books

Traveling With T purchased this book for her own personal reading.

Y is for Yesterday

Summary: 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…


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

You guys…. I make absolute NO BONES about the fact that I think Sue Grafton is a goddess of writing and that the alphabet should be extended specifically for her so she can continue with Kinsey after Z…….

I LOVED how this story was set up. Past and present collide- secrets galore, never sure who you can trust and Kinsey- still fighting the good fight from the previous book, X, with that crazy villain.


What I liked:

The cover. Simple!

The mystery. While part of it was set in present day- a nice chunk of it was set in the past and we had to wait for certain characters to reveal info. LOVED that!

Kinsey. Strong and total badass. Love her!


Bottom line: If you are new to Sue Grafton, I strongly suggest that you go back to A is for Alibi and begin reading there. Because while each is a stand-alone- this series will make much more sense if enjoyed from the beginning.


*Traveling With T purchased this book for her own reading pleasure. Y is for Yesterday is also an August #FuturisticFriday selection of Traveling With T’s.


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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