Review: A Steep Price (Tracy Crosswhite #6) by Robert Dugoni

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Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (June 26, 2018)

From Called in to consult after a young woman disappears, Tracy Crosswhite has the uneasy feeling that this is no ordinary missing-persons case. When the body turns up in an abandoned well, Tracy’s suspicions are confirmed. Estranged from her family, the victim had balked at an arranged marriage and had planned to attend graduate school. But someone cut her dreams short.
Solving the mystery behind the murder isn’t Tracy’s only challenge. The detective is keeping a secret of her own: she’s pregnant. And now her biggest fear seems to be coming true when a new detective arrives to replace her. Meanwhile, Tracy’s colleague Vic Fazzio is about to take a fall after his investigation into the murder of a local community activist turns violent and leaves an invaluable witness dead.
Two careers are on the line. And when more deadly secrets emerge, jobs might not be the only things at risk

My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Let me begin my saying that although this is book number six in the series, you do not need to have read the previous books in order for this story one to make sense plot-wise. Each of the novels in this series can be read as stand alone stories. However, if this is the first time you are picking up a Tracy Crosswhite novel - just know you will have missed out on some excellent story-telling and the intricate relationships between the main cast of characters. 

I CANNOT get enough of this series! Each installment of this series manages to be better than the last. Mr. Dugoni manages to bring to life each of his novels in a way that seems very real. His characters are complex, his plots are engaging, and each book always contains at least one twist that I never expect. And always after I think I've figured things out. I am especially excited to see how he handles Tracy's pregnancy and how that particular story arc is going to play out. Will we see more from her in a main character role, or will some of her fellow detectives begin to take a more center stage roll going forward? 

I would definitely recommend this novel to those who enjoy well written police and "whodunit" novels. I will be reading more from this author, and I can't wait for more of Tracy's adventures! 

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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