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Title:
My sister's grave
Author:
Dugoni, Robert, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Seattle : Thomas & Mercer, [2014]

©2014
Physical Description:
410 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
Seattle police officer Tracy Crosswhite lost her sister Sarah over 20 years ago, and she has never forgiven herself. With no corpse discovered, there was still enough evidence to convict the man thought responsible for Sarah's disappearance. Now a body has been found and Tracy learns the remains are of her sister. Tracy has had her doubts about the guilt of the man behind bars, and she's absolutely sure there is a murderer still loose.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781477825570
Format :
Book

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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.


Author Notes

Robert Dugoni graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a degree in journalism and clerked as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times before obtaining his doctorate of jurisprudence from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law.

He practiced as a civil litigator in San Francisco and Seattle for 17 years. In 1999 he left the full-time practice of law to return to writing.

He is the author of the popular David Sloane series of books and the Tracy Crosswhite series.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Tracy's younger sister has disappeared, and eventually everyone's worst fears are confirmed. The girl was kidnapped and killed. A local psycho is caught, tried, and put in his cage, but the horror resonates. Tracy's father takes his own life. Tracy quits her job as high-school science teacher and becomes a cop. This conventional opening could lead readers to think they're watching an old pro going through the motions. They'd be wrong. As a cop, Tracy has access to detectives' files and court transcripts and notices discrepancies. Soon she's leading an effort to free her sister's convicted killer, and we have the cops and lawyers who worked on the case muttering mysteriously that everything is about to come out. Tracy gets cryptic warnings about leaving the past alone. Somebody fires a shotgun through her lawyer's window. Yes, a conspiracy is revealed, but it's an unexpected one, as moving as it is startling, and it's about now that the author ramps up the tension. The ending is violent, suspenseful, even touching. A nice surprise for thriller fans.--Crinklaw, Don Copyright 2014 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Expert pacing saves the day in this standalone novel from Dugoni (The Conviction) starring Det. Tracy Crosswhite, a Seattle policewoman obsessed with solving the supposedly closed case of her sister Sarahs disappearance. When the young womans remains are finally discovered, Tracy returns to her hometown of Cedar Grove, Wash., in the Cascade Mountains. She is determined to reevaluate the evidence that sent suspicious local man Edmund House to prison for Sarahs rape and murder 20 years before. Dan OLeary, one of Tracys childhood friends who is now an outstanding courtroom lawyer (and virile but sensitive stud), assists her in obtaining a hearing to free Edmund and reopen the case. The plot elements may not be exactly fresh, but Dugoni does a superior job of positioning them for maximum impact, especially in a climactic scene set in an abandoned mine during a blizzard-which is melodramatic but nevertheless effective. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Starred Review. Dugoni's latest novel (The Conviction; Murder One) combines the best of a police procedural with a legal thriller, and the end result is outstanding. Seattle police officer Tracy Crosswhite lost her sister Sarah over 20 years ago, and she has never forgiven herself. With no corpse discovered, there was still enough evidence to convict the man thought responsible for Sarah's disappearance. Now a body has been found and Tracy learns the remains are of her sister. Tracy has had her doubts about the guilt of the man behind bars, and she's absolutely sure there is a murderer still loose. Can she get a new trial to free an innocent man and also find out the truth? VERDICT Dugoni continues to deliver emotional and gut-wrenching, character-driven suspense stories that will resonate with any fan of the thriller genre. The author's series protagonist lawyer David Sloane is nowhere to be found, but readers will not care. In fact, they will eagerly await another story featuring Tracy Crosswhite.-Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.