Review: What She Found (Tracy Crosswhite #9) by Robert Dugoni


Print Length: 368 pages
Publisher:  Thomas & Mercer (August 23, 2022)

From 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.

My Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

While this story was just as detailed and well-written as the others in this series, it felt slightly off for some reason. Maybe it's because I didn't feel any closure for the victims by the time all was said and done. And I get it; sometimes things don't end the way you think they should, especially when you're trying to solve a 25-year-old cold case, but I would have liked to have seen more of a resolution in terms of the players who were still alive by the time their deceptions were uncovered. 

I will admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the truth surrounding Lisa Childress. That was definitely a twist that I hadn't expected, considering the information surrounding her disappearance. However, while it made for an interesting sub-story, I also felt that the author didn't use it to its full potential. As the storyline unfolded, I saw what happened to Lisa being used to lure at least one of the potential culprits out into the open, so I was disappointed that that never happened. 

Looking only at the characters, I see more growth and development not only when you look at Tracy, who is now a wife and a mother, but also within those with whom she worked. While this could technically be read as a stand-alone, I would highly NOT recommend starting from the beginning because there is so much in terms of Tracy and what drives her and her relationships with her colleagues. 

I would read more from this author. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher. 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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