What She Found by Robert Dugoni is book # 9 from the Tracy Crosswhite series. If you ask me, this is really good as a stand-alone, but to understand Tracy and her relationships with her friends, and why she is the way she is, it is best to read them in order.
Book #1, My Sister’s Grave was a feast for all fans of crime thrillers, and with a cold case involved, I had simply fallen in love with Tracy and her determination to get to the truth. Following this, Tracy and her team are introduced and the author gave us some outstanding mind f*** puzzles to solve but from the last 2 books, Tracy is back to investigating cold cases, and believe you me that if you thought cold case investigation offers no thrills, then you better get your hands on In Her Tracks (book # 8) and you would know what I mean. What She Found, though, offers less adrenaline high but is packed with such intensity that it was a literal race from beginning to end.
The Last Line, the short story that showed Del and Faz at their early stages had a thread and an ending that I had hoped Robert Dugoni would develop into a full-fledged novel, and yes my wishes have been granted, that investigation ties up with Tracy’s current investigation of a missing reporter in What She Found. Anita Childress just wants to know what happened to her mother Lisa who just up and vanished 25 years ago in the course of meeting a source. Tracy has several leads to follow, each one thread thickening the maze into a no-light seen scenario.
Robert Dugoni has a style of writing that seems quite effortless and underneath all that layers has a core rooted in true crime. Drugs, police corruption, racism, different types of amnesia, there are more than enough subjects being opened up in this story and even though I wished for all bad guys to pay a price at the end kind of ending, the author has once again kept it true to reality and making me hope for another story that would bring about that ending. And boy, am I glad for the sparks between the new Chief of Police and Tracy, after the political games with her captain Nolasco in the previous books, can’t wait to see what genie the author has coming out of his magic lamp with this one.
Many thanks to Net Galley, Thomas & Mercer, and the author for a chance to read and review this book. All opinions are expressed voluntarily.
Solving a decades-old disappearance sets Tracy Crosswhite on a dangerous collision course with the past in a pulse-pounding novel by New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni.
Detective Tracy Crosswhite has agreed to look into the disappearance of investigative reporter Lisa Childress. Solving the cold case is an obsession for Lisa’s daughter, Anita. So is clearing the name of her father, a prime suspect who became a pariah. After twenty-five years, all Anita wants is the truth—no matter where it leads.
For Tracy, that means reopening the potentially explosive investigations Lisa was following on the dark night she vanished: an exposé of likely mayoral graft; the shocking rumors of a reserved city councilman’s criminal sex life; a drug task force scandal compromising the Seattle PD; and an elusive serial killer who disappeared just as mysteriously as Lisa.
As all the pieces come together, it becomes clear that Tracy is in the midst of a case that will push her loyalties and her resilience to the limit. What she uncovers will come with a greater price than anyone feared.
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