Book Review: My Sister’s Grave (The Tracy Crosswhite Series #1) by Robert Dugoni

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Author: Robert Dugoni

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

Age Group: Adult

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Tracy Crosswhite has spent twenty years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn’t believe that Edmund House — a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah’s murder — is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedicated her life to tracking down killers.

When Sarah’s remains are finally discovered near their hometown in the northern Cascade mountains of Washington State, Tracy is determined to get the answers she’s been seeking. As she searches for the real killer, she unearths dark, long-kept secrets that will forever change her relationship to her past — and open the door to deadly danger.

In My Sister’s Grave, detective Tracy Crosswhite lost her sister Sarah over twenty years ago. She disappeared one day, and police believed Edmund House, a convicted rapist, was responsible. Tracy doesn’t buy that, though. Too many things about her sister’s disappearance don’t add up. And when Sarah’s remains are finally discovered, Tracy is more determined than ever to find out the truth. But tracking down killers is a dangerous job, and the truth may not always be crystal clear.

Part thriller, part courtroom drama, My Sister’s Grave is an excellent addition to the crime genre. Although I saw the “big reveal” coming from miles away, that didn’t keep me from enjoying the plot, the characters and the setting. Tracy Crosswhite is an engaging heroine, and now I noticed this book is the first in a series, I can’t wait to read the other installments.

The characters, especially Tracy, really carry the book. The small town setting, with secrets harbored by just about everyone, works great for this type of plot. And the plot itself was certainly refreshing. The flashbacks from past to present worked well too, and overall, this was just a really enjoyable read, and one I’d recommend to any thriller / mystery fan.

Comments

  1. Heather Hicks says:

    This could be a great series! I am reading Weepers by Nick Chairkas which is a fantastic read, I highly recommend it. Really well written.

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