Tracy Crosswhite has spent twenty years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn’t believe that Edmund House—a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah’s murder—is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedicated her life to tracking down killers.
When Sarah’s remains are finally discovered near their hometown in the northern Cascade mountains of Washington State, Tracy is determined to get the answers she’s been seeking. As she searches for the real killer, she unearths dark, long-kept secrets that will forever change her relationship to her past—and open the door to deadly danger.
You know things aren’t as simple as they seem as Tracy spends 20 years looking for answers after her sister disappears, after all, why spend so many years hunting down answers. Tracy is a detective and when the body is discovered things start unravelling and questions are answered. I found it to be an interesting read, captivating enough, even though I am not always a fan of detective novels. I can understand Tracy´s loyalty, but there are some things that should be left alone.
I am not afraid of the dark
This is not only a thriller, but plenty of legal action inside the courtroom. It jumps nicely from the present to the past, and the past has sometimes different time frames also, but they are well done, there is no problem as to what is going on. I enjoyed this loads, I read it over 2 days, it is smoothly written. It is a slightly different storyline, I was expecting more to do with detectives, but i was pleasantly surprised with the legal, courtroom side.
I had an idea as to who did it, but I wasn’t completely sure, I wasn’t disappointed with the ending, it was fast paced with loads of action.
This was a Netgalley copy, but I didn’t get to read it in time, it is now archived.
A writer turned lawyer turned writer. Robert Dugoni was born in Idaho and raised in Northern California the middle child of a family of ten siblings. Dugoni jokes that he didn’t get much of a chance to talk, so he wrote. By the seventh grade he knew he wanted to be a writer.
Dugoni wrote his way to Stanford University, receiving writing awards along the way, and majored in communications/journalism and creative writing while working as a reporter for the Stanford Daily. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and worked briefly as a reporter in the Metro Office and the San Gabriel Valley Office of the Los Angeles Times.
Dugoni attended the UCLA law school and practiced law for 13 years in San Francisco. His longing to return to writing never wavered, however, and in 1999 he awoke one morning and made the decision to quit law and write novels. On the 4-year anniversary of his wedding day, keeping a promise to his wife, he drove a u-haul trailer across the Oregon-Washington border and settled in Seattle to pursue his dreams.
For the next three years, Dugoni worked daily in an 8 foot by 8 foot windowless office in Pioneer Square to complete three novels, winning the 1999 and 2000 Pacific Northwest Writer’s Conference Literary Contests.
About the book
File Size: 3420 KB
Print Length: 418 pages
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (November 1, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.