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Close to Home: Tracy Crosswhite, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni's acclaimed series continues as Tracy Crosswhite is thrown headlong into the path of a killer conspiracy.

While investigating the hit-and-run death of a young boy, Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite makes a startling discovery: the suspect is an active-duty serviceman at a local naval base. After a key piece of case evidence goes missing, he is cleared of charges in a military court. But Tracy knows she can't turn her back on this kind of injustice.

When she uncovers the driver's ties to a rash of recent heroin overdoses in the city, she realizes that this isn't just a case of the military protecting its own. It runs much deeper than that, and the accused wasn't acting alone. For Tracy, it's all hitting very close to home.

As Tracy moves closer to uncovering the truth behind this insidious conspiracy, she's putting herself in harm's way. And the only people she can rely on to make it out alive might be those she can no longer trust.

©2017 Robert Dugoni (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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    S. Rifflart Hampshire 14/10/2017
    S. Rifflart Hampshire 14/10/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Dugoni triumphs again"

    I always enjoy these but love his Sloane
    Series best. This series has got better with each book

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    mollyeyre 25/09/2017
    mollyeyre 25/09/2017
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    "Good story"

    This didn't capture me totally so that I was desperate to know what happened next, but it was good, It held my interest and I didn't guess the baddie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Fersh 11/09/2017
    Fersh 11/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Worth waiting for!"

    I do enjoy the Tracey Crosswhite stories and this one was worth the wait. The various sub-plots are cleverly woven together until the final denouement. Characterisation is smart, with some of the figures expanding well and empathy is successful. It may well be a story to which I return - for pure enjoyment. Thank you to both a skilled author and a narrator who does justice to his work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Wayne
    Matthews, NC
    06/09/17
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    "Terrific police procedural!"

    Detective Tracy Crosswhite at age 43 is finally married to her childhood friend and successful attorney. She wants a baby so her husband has his vasectomy reversed and still they are having no success, so she is depressed after months of trying. A promising 12 year old black student is killed by a hit and run driver and Crosswhite and her partner get the case which is treated as murder. The teen niece of a fellow cop dies of a heroin overdoes. Her heroin death is the tenth in Seattle during the last year. Whoever is selling the heroin is cutting it with fentanyl, an opioid 50 to 100 times stronger than heroin. Ultimately, the crimes are all tied together in a single complex case. Close to Home is a great and complex suspense mystery.

    One week prior to author Robert Dugoni releasing Close to Home set in Seattle author Louise Penny released Glass Houses set in the village of Three Pines in Quebec, Canada. The characters are very different, but the stories are similar in dealing with the growing opioid addiction crisis. There is another similarity in the way Dugoni and Penny write: their books are as much or more about close relationships, especially family, as about the crimes being solved.

    As usual with the Tracy Crosswhite series the narration of Emily Sutton-Smith is very well done. I highly recommend Close to Home and all other Robert Dugoni novels.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • lou
    18/11/17
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    "Ok not great."

    somewhat entertaining. reader not to good. I was hoping for a really good mystery/ thriller. didn't get it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heather
    13/11/17
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    "Love the Tracy Crosswhite series!"

    Another great book by Robert Dugoni. The Tracy Crosswhite series is a great read and/or listen. I was hooked from the very first book and hope there will be more to come in the future!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Silver Spring, MD
    06/11/17
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    "Be Careful What You Ask For"

    Det. Crosswhite is back and she is attempting to get justice for an AA child hit in the crosswalk by a hit and run driver. As usual, Mr. Dugoni keeps you captivated, not only with the min story, but the side characters and stories are just as compelling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kathy W Beaumont
    05/11/17
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    "Painful to Listen To"

    I have thoroughly enjoyed the previous Tracy Crosswhite books, but the narrator almost made me quit this one before I finished. Her monotone narration reminded me of a third grader struggling to enunciate each word. I found my mind wandering, so it was often difficult to keep up with the plot. The plot was good, but I probably would have been better off reading the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cynthia Barnicle
    02/11/17
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    "Good read, poor reader."

    Though enjoyed the story, reader was robotic. Found the Seri voice distracting. and reduced any pleasure of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    01/11/17
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    "Series continues to be worth a read"

    I enjoyed following the growth of lead character Tracy. The books are well written. Believable characters, story and action. If you've read the other books you'll know what to expect. If you haven't the book will stand alone but is better if read in order.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Internet Shopper
    Denver, CO USA
    30/10/17
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    "Only Half-way Thru & I am Struggling to Finish"

    I have read the previous four books in the series and enjoyed them. I am struggling with this book for a few reasons. Even though this is the same narrator as previous books, I find this performance to be very monotone and my minds keeps drifting off somewhere else. Between the monotone and the some of the detailed descriptions of how opioid abuse has exploded in the US is overdone and the very detailed explanations used in the trial about how police arrived at the speed of the car, I want to fast forward. The narrator also makes the Italian detectives sound like dumb thugs. I hope the rest of the storyline moves faster. My husband had just listened to this book, too, and he told me he also thought it would never end. I hope this was just a hiccup in this particular series and not the use of a ghost-writer. I have liked the other Robert Dugoni books I have read and plan to continue to read more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wendy D.
    Williamsport, PA USA
    28/10/17
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    "Enjoyable."

    This was like a two for one with two storylines going. Not my favorite formula because it seems neither storyline gets developed with any depth. Granted they come together in a surprise ending in classic who done it, but I felt like the book was written just to be written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • CaliReader
    24/10/17
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    "Love love love this series!"

    This one doesn't disappoint! The only thing dissappointing is that you can feel the Author wrapping up the series and it like having to move away from beloved characters that have become as familiar as your own peeps - that's how well the author develops them and imprints them into the series! Hope he writes many more books like this series !! PS I love Emily Sutton Smith for her calm narration amid action and procedural dramas - she is a great storyteller relaying a wonderfully written plot letting you ponder the descriptions and narratives. Fantastic overall!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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