When a woman's body is discovered submerged in a crab pot in the chilly waters of Puget Sound, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself with a tough case to untangle. Before they can identify the killer, Tracy and her colleagues on the Seattle PD's Violent Crimes Section must figure out who the victim is. Her autopsy, however, reveals she may have gone to great lengths to conceal her identity. So who was she running from?
After evidence surfaces that their Jane Doe may be a woman who suspiciously disappeared months earlier, Tracy is once again haunted by the memory of her sister's unsolved murder. Dredging up details from the woman's past leads to conflicting clues that only seem to muddy the investigation. As Tracy begins to uncover a twisted tale of brutal betrayal and desperate greed, she'll find herself risking everything to confront a killer who won't go down without a deadly fight. Once again, New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni delivers a taut, riveting thriller in the fourth installment of his acclaimed Tracy Crosswhite series.
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One of her best yet. Great plot which is complicated enough to keep you reading but do not plan on doing anything else because you will not be able to stop reading.
Superb story that is full of wit, good dialogue . It's pacy and flowing and has super red herrings and a final twist. Since accidentally coming across this author I find I can't get enough of his story telling. Great narration enhances the enjoyment. Highly recommended.
"Robert Dugoni has become a favorite..."
...author of novels of the modern detective genre. The Trapped Girl, audio version released today, is the 4th novel in his Tracy Crosswhite series. It is yet another solid 5 star thriller. Like others in the series this novel is set in Seattle where Crosswhite is a detective. This is a complex novel with action, suspense, and twists and turns. Dugoni is a master of the genre. Emily Sutton-Smith does a great job of narration.
"Great Mystery, Police Procedural"
What strikes me about this and all of Dugoni's work is the depth of character he breathes into each of novels. The Crosswhite series is filled with great police work and the realities of office politics.
The Trapped Girl delves into the world of an abusive marriage, a runaway wife and murder. Dugoni is brilliant in delivering a great cast, a heck of a great mystery and top notch detective work.
Emily Sutton-Smith is excellent, one of the best narrators I have encountered.
The Trapped Girl is worth your time!
"Amazing Story and Series @$7.34 Don't Miss It"
In virtually every "whodunnit" there is a point where the reader discovers who committed the crime or crimes to be solved by the principle characters in the novel. Not so with "The Trapped Girl"! This is a crime novel that keeps the reader guessing from page one until almost the very end of the stories. Yes, the stories, plural.
Tracy Crosswhite and her partner are called upon to investigate the discovery by a high school student of a woman inside a crab pot he dredged from the bottom of Puget Sound while trying to recover his own crab pot. As he is pulling the snagged pot to the surface he notices a human hand protruding from the inside of the pot. He drags the pot back into shallow water and calls 9-1-1. Enter Tracy and Kins.
The body has no identification other than plastic surgery implants with the name of the manufacturer and serial numbers. Using that little bit of information, Tracy's team of detectives set out to give the corpse an identity. The serial numbers led the detectives to a plastic surgeon in Renton, Washington who puts a name to the victim but, contrary to normal procedure, who does not have any before and after images of the patient having honored her request she be given all of the images taken of her. The patient uses an alias and pays for the doctor's services in cash.
Enter Andrea Strickland. Interwoven throughout most of the book is a first-person narrative by Ms. Strickland of her background and life. It is a marvelous ploy on Dugoni's part and an element of a crime novel I have never encountered before in all my years of listening to this type of work. He leads the reader in so many directions it is virtually impossible to see exactly where he is going with the story line.
Who is Andrea Strickland and what is her role in this novel? You'll just have to read it for yourself to find out!
There is a temptation to give away too much in a review. Suffice it to say anyone reading this novel is not likely to be disappointed and, as one reviewer wrote, it just might need to be read twice to see all the nuances that make this one great read!
Every book in the series is fantastic and I cannot wait for the next installment.
Emily Sutton-Smith is one of my favourite narrators and she was outstanding with the delivery of the story.
"Hang it up"
This series began with a great story of suspend and red motion. But it has gone down hill to almost rock bottom with this novel. While the initial storyline is interesting, do we need to know what everyone is wearing, what they order to eat, and when each of them is served. And the throwing in that Tracy will become a Mom, give me a break! Pathetic.
"Best in series so far"
I have enjoyed all of the Tracy Crosswhite books, but this is the best one yet. The story kept me guessing until the end and the characters continue to develop. Very engaging and enjoyable read!
"Another winner....LOVE THIS SERIES. "
I loved the first two, and the third definitely doesn't disappoint! I couldn't wait to put on my headphones and listen to what was going to happen next. The author does a great job of getting you to relate and like Traci, then takes you on all the twists and turns of her adventure with her. Great job!!!
"Didn't see that coming..."
Couldn't wait for this to come out as I'd preordered it and it was worth the wait! I really enjoy these characters and nice to see ones that evolve and aren't one dimensional.
Narration was spot on and the storyline kept me listening! I did not see the twist coming at the end!
"Loved loved loved it!"
Best book of the series and I liked them all. A great who done it. Spins and turns every way
"Great mystery with a twist"
I absolutely have found a new author! His writing draws you in and make sure feel like you're right in the book. I absolutely love how the characters play off each other and work together. I love that you can read one of the books out of the series and not be lost. Every book that I have read of this author has been excellent to where I just don't want to put it down. You have a loyal fan for life
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