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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Review: Close to Home (Tracy Crosswhite #5) by Robert Dugoni


Print Length: 382 pages
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (September 5, 2018)

From Goodreads.com: New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni’s acclaimed series continues as Tracy Crosswhite is thrown headlong into the path of a killer conspiracy.

While investigating the hit-and-run death of a young boy, Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite makes a startling discovery: the suspect is an active-duty serviceman at a local naval base. After a key piece of case evidence goes missing, he is cleared of charges in a military court. But Tracy knows she can’t turn her back on this kind of injustice.

When she uncovers the driver’s ties to a rash of recent heroin overdoses in the city, she realizes that this isn’t just a case of the military protecting its own. It runs much deeper than that, and the accused wasn’t acting alone. For Tracy, it’s all hitting very close to home.

As Tracy moves closer to uncovering the truth behind this insidious conspiracy, she’s putting herself in harm’s way. And the only people she can rely on to make it out alive might be those she can no longer trust.

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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING: As stated in the blurb, this story does deal with the very real heroin epidemic. This epidemic as well as the fall out, both from the death of the user as well as the grief of the family is covered in a very realistic way that may be disturbing to some readers. 

Even though this is book number five in Tracy's series, each of these stories can be read by itself. There is nothing to be missed out on if you are just now joining the series that you can't pick up on (certain relationships and such), however I would highly recommend checking out the entire series! 

I can't get enough of this series, or these characters! I love the way the author is able to bring them to life - taking us not only through their gripping, frustrating (and occasionally dangerous) life as police officers, but also through the trials they faced at home as well. I have been lucky enough to have been with Tracy since the beginning, and let me tell you - the stories only get better! 

However, as I stated in my warning, this one does deal with an issue that may hit too close to home for some people. In fact, I personally was hesitant to read once that particular story-line began. It's not an easy subject to broach, and yet he manages to do it in a way that is both realistic, brutal and honest. I was not expecting this story to take the turns that it did, but oh my, they only made the story better!

Overall, I am sure this story will still appeal to those who enjoy well-written novels that keep you guessing (and glued to the story) until the very end! 

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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                              Close to Home is available from Amazon.com

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