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Review: Y is for Yesterday

  • Title: Y is for Yesterday (Kinsey Millhone #25)
  • Author: Sue Grafton
  • # of Pages: 496
  • Kindle edition
  • Released: August 22, 2017
  • Genre(s): mystery, suspense
  • My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

As I have progressed through the Kinsey Millhone series I have found myself consistantly giving the series four stars, but this one was not up to par with the rest.  In this book Mrs. Grafton kept jumping around in both time and POV.  The back and forth between 1979 and 1989 could of been good had the narrators stayed the same during the two years, but they didn’t.  Mrs. Grafton, kept jumping from character to character as the story progressed.  She used too many characters pov’s to effectively convey the events of the story.

The plot in this book is significantly darker that in the earlier books in the series.  This isn’t a bad thing but it certainly took me of gaurd because I wasn’t expecting it.  Although the impact would of been more powerfull had Sue Grafton been more focused on the events and less focused on who was telling what.

The first book took place in 1982 and has progressed through time until 1989.  At first I liked the use of the 1980’s because there was less technology and this impacts how Kinsey’s work was completed. But, as the years went by, the series didn’t reflect the new technology (like car phones) that would of been available to Kinsey Millhone  and doesn’t offer an explaination as to why none of them are used.

I am also very disapointed in the fact that this is going to be the final book in the series.  Sue Grafton had planned on there being one more book in the series called Z is for Zero, but she passed away from cancer before she could finish it.  I learned of her death and views of ghost writing prior to reading this book and had high hopes for how she would end this book.  I was disapointed because while Y is for Yesterday does close the case from this book there was no closure to the series as a whole.

Happy reading!!!




I was a bibliophile before I learned the alphabet. From an early age I have used books to relieve the pressures of reality. I was I teenager before I appreciated the learning power of books. Now, as an adult, I read books for both learning and relaxation.

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