My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Many thanks to Net Galley, Thomas & Mercer, and the author for a chance to read and review this book. All opinions are expressed voluntarily.
In Her Tracks is book # 8 in the Tracy Crosswhite series by Robert Dugoni. This surely can be read as a stand-alone, but I would strongly advise you to read them to understand the relationships between Tracy and her team of detectives and also the why of the antagonism between Tracy and her chief Captain Nolasco.
Tracy has been assigned to the cold case division after returning from maternity leave and very soon 2 cases seem to grab her attention. Simultaneously, her partner Kins requests help in tracing a girl who is reported missing by her mother. The investigation gets going brilliantly as Tracy and Kins follow leads and Tracy also reinvestigates the cold case of 5 yr old girl and 2 prostitutes missing from the area where the current incident also occurs.
It is Robert Dugoni, and surely there’s the thrilling ride to finish keeping the readers on their toes bringing in unexpected twists and turns, and finally to a horrifying climax amidst a lovely residential area.
I have been a long-time fan of Tracy Crosswhite and each of her cases from book 1 to 7 has been engrossing at best. Book #8 somehow fell short and that could be partly due to my over-expectations. After having read all the books and 2 novellas in the series, I had quite high hopes for this one too, NO, don’t get me wrong, this is a really good police procedural but just not exceptional. The WOW factor was mellowed down in this book probably reflecting the change in Tracy after becoming a mother and suffering from PTSD following the incidents in her last case. Kins in one of his conversations describes Tracy as a pistol but that particular firebrand intensity was lost in this story.
Once again, I loved the bonding between Tracy and Kins and honestly look forward to more from this series.
An Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling series.
What family secrets are behind two disappearances? Seattle detective Tracy Crosswhite is determined to uncover the truth in the latest installment of New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni’s heart-stopping series.
Returning from an extended leave in her hometown of Cedar Grove, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself reassigned to the Seattle PD’s cold case unit. As the protective mother of an infant daughter, Tracy is immediately drawn to her first file: the abduction of a five-year-old girl whose parents, embattled in a poisonous divorce, were once prime suspects.
While reconstructing the days leading up to the girl’s disappearance, Tracy is brought into an active investigation with former partner Kinsington Rowe. A young woman has vanished on an isolated jogging trail in North Seattle. Divided between two critical cases, Tracy has little to go on except the treacherous deceptions behind a broken marriage—and now, the secrets hiding behind the closed doors of a deceptively quiet middle-class neighborhood.
To find two missing persons, Tracy will have to follow more than clues, which are both long cold and unsettlingly fresh. Given her own traumatic past, Tracy must also follow her instincts—to whatever dark and dangerous places they may lead.
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