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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Review: The Trapped Girl (Tracy Crosswhite #4) by Robert Dugoni


Print Length: 378 pages
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (January 21, 2017)

From Goodreads.com: When a woman’s body is discovered submerged in a crab pot in the chilly waters of Puget Sound, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself with a tough case to untangle. Before they can identify the killer, Tracy and her colleagues on the Seattle PD’s Violent Crimes Section must figure out who the victim is. Her autopsy, however, reveals she may have gone to great lengths to conceal her identity. So who was she running from?

After evidence surfaces that their Jane Doe may be a woman who suspiciously disappeared months earlier, Tracy is once again haunted by the memory of her sister’s unsolved murder. Dredging up details from the woman’s past leads to conflicting clues that only seem to muddy the investigation. As Tracy begins to uncover a twisted tale of brutal betrayal and desperate greed, she’ll find herself risking everything to confront a killer who won’t go down without a deadly fight. Once again, New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni delivers a taut, riveting thriller in the fourth installment of his acclaimed Tracy Crosswhite series.


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My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Let me begin my saying that although this is book number four in the series, you do not need to have read the previous books in order for this story to make sense. Each of the novels in this series can be read as stand alone stories.

Wow. What another incredible installment to this series!  One of my favorite things about this series (and this author) is the way that each installment is so completely different from the last that it always comes across as fresh and unique. No two murders are ever the same in real life, and this author has manged to convey that here. 

Speaking strictly of this story, I feel as thought it moved at a steady pace. There was a lot of information for the detectives to work through, some threads that weren't what they appeared to be, all culminating in one of the best and most surprise endings that I have read in a long time! I also enjoyed the way that the long time characters of these stories have grown from the first story to now. The author manages to give them the personal touch that make the stories more realistic. I also really enjoyed the parts of the story that were written in the point of view of Andrea Strickland. It was easy to sympathize with her, and it brought her story to center stage - what happened to her? 

Overall, I am sure this story will appeal to those who enjoy crime and thriller novels. I would read more from this author. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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                                 The Trapped Girl 
is available from Amazon.com

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