I just finished Her Final Breath by Robert Dugoni, the second in his new series featuring Homicide Detective Tracy Crosswhite. I reviewed the first novel in the series, My Sister’s Grave, here. As with the first book, I couldn’t put this one down.
This book centers around the search for a serial killer known as the Cowboy, who is killing young women in North Seattle. At the same time, there is another plot line concerning someone who may or not be stalking Tracy. Her captain, Nolasco, has issues with Tracy and is doing his best to thwart her, especially when her investigation turns to a case he worked on ten years ago.
Dugoni is a very fine writer, whose knowledge of the courtroom and of the workings of a police investigation, complete with inner-department conflicts and agendas, is clearly in evidence on these pages. He writes a very tight plot – I should say, plots – because he juggles more than one plot line at once and makes it all come together seamlessly in the end.
The pacing is perfect. The twists and turns are enough to keep you on the edge of your seat.
I really am a fan of this series and I see another book is coming out next year. Good!
If you like police procedurals that are extremely well written, with fully realized characters and a plot that will keep you riveted up until the end, you’ll love this book.
Can you tell I’m a fan?
About the author: Robert Dugoni is the critically acclaimed and New York Times-bestselling author of the David Sloan series: The Jury Master, Wrongful Death, Bodily Harm, Murder One, and The Conviction. Murder One was a finalist for the Harper Lee Award for literary excellence. He is also the author of the bestselling standalone novel, Damage Control, and the nonfiction work The Cyanide Canary.
The first book in the Tracy Crosswhite series, My Sister’s Grave, became a number-one bestseller on Amazon, and a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, and was named one of the best thrillers of 2014 by both Library Journal and Suspense Magazine.
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Thank you to Grace Doyle and Thomas & Mercer for a review copy of this book.