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A Cold Trail (Tracy Crosswhite) Paperback – February 4, 2020
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“Impressive…Dugoni weaves a compulsively readable tale of love, loss, and greed. Readers will look forward to the further exploits of his sharp-witted detective.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Dugoni blends the best elements of a classic small town mystery with a legal thriller to craft a compelling tale. His characters and vivid setting drop the reader right into the emotional heart of the story. Tracy Crosswhite is one of the best protagonists in the realm of crime fiction today, and there is nothing cold about A Cold Trail.” —Associated Press
“Crime writing of the absolute highest order, illustrating that Dugoni is every bit the equal of Lisa Gardner and Harlan Coben when it comes to psychological suspense. Call A Cold Trail an angst-riddled, contemplative tale, or just call it flat-out great.” —Providence Journal
“Dugoni can truly do it all, and A Cold Trail is him at the height of his talents.” —Bookreporter
“Dugoni’s formidable writing talent comes to the fore again in a nerve-twisting tale set in the snowbound Pacific Northwest. A Cold Trail hosts skillfully drawn characters with complex relationships and hidden motives and will leave the reader guessing to the end.” —Authorlink
“Known for his thrilling detective series, New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni continues to deliver in the Tracy Crosswhite series. Promising to be intense, emotional, and fierce, this is a fast-paced story any crime fan can sink into.” —Independent Voice Newspaper
Praise for The Tracy Crosswhite Series and Robert Dugoni:
“Dugoni has a gift for creating compelling characters and mysteries that seem straightforward, but his stories, like an onion, have many hidden layers. He also is able to capture the spirit and atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest, making the environment come alive.” —Associated Press
“Crosswhite is a sympathetic, well-drawn protagonist, and her next adventure can’t come fast enough.” —Library Journal (starred review)
“An immensely—almost compulsively—readable tale…A crackerjack mystery.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Dugoni is a superb storyteller…” —Boston Globe
“[Dugoni is the] master of Seattle menace.” —The Big Thrill
“Dugoni does a masterful job…If you are not already reading his books, you should be!” —BookReporter
“Dugoni has become one of the best crime novelists in the business…” —RT Book Reviews
“Dugoni breathes life into the police procedural like never before. Put the Tracy Crosswhite series…on your ‘must read’ list!” —Suspense Magazine
“Dugoni’s twisted tale is one of conspiracy and culpability…Richly nuanced and entirely compelling…Further amplifying such gravitas is the richly atmospheric sense of place, with Seattle’s bitter chill serving as a suitable backdrop…” —Criminal Element
About the Author
Robert Dugoni is the critically acclaimed New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite series, which has sold more than four million books worldwide. He is also the author of the bestselling David Sloane series; the Charles Jenkins series including The Eighth Sister, the stand-alone novels The 7th Canon, Damage Control, and The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, for which he won an AudioFile Earphones Award for the narration; and the nonfiction exposé The Cyanide Canary, a Washington Post best book of the year. He is the recipient of the Nancy Pearl Book Award for fiction and the Friends of Mystery Spotted Owl award for best novel set in the Pacific Northwest. He is a two-time finalist for the International Thriller Award, the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, the Silver Falchion Award for mystery, and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award. His books are sold in more than twenty-five countries and have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Visit his website at www.robertdugoni.com.
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In this 7th installment to author Robert Dugoni’s Tracy Crosswhite series, Tracy & Dan return to their hometown of Cedar Grove, but this time, it’s as a family, with baby Daniella in tow.
Representing a local merchant, Dan becomes entrenched in a legal battle with the City, while Tracy—who is on maternity leave—tries to adjust to her new role as a stay-at-home mom. But when past meets present, linking a cold murder case to a new investigation into two suspicious deaths, Tracy is pulled back into the fold, causing tension between her and Dan as she struggles to find a balance between motherhood and career.
“A Cold Trail” showcases Tracy’s softer side while still offering up a very compelling mystery. As with each book in this series, Robert Dugoni weaves an intricate web of secrets, suspense and intrigue. But unlike the previous books, “A Cold Trail” has a heavier emphasis on the personal, showcasing Tracy and Dan’s relationship and their newly formed family.
This is one of my all-time favorite series, and I can only hope that there will be many more installments still to come.
Dugoni's typical facility for strong character development and plot are on display here, amplified by the more confined canvas of a small town. The population is familiar. But not stereotypical. The cases are puzzling. But the clues are all there. The suspense mounts. Shots are fired. And then the winter weather becomes a factor. Someone is not who everyone thinks they are. The writing is clear and compelling and enjoyable.
Disclosure: Thank you to Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer for providing a free copy of this book in return for my honest review.
The other main reason is the writing style, which keeps you reading even when you should be doing something else. Dugoni gives you books with suspense and heart, a great combination.
Instead, Tracy is pulled into a recent murder case by her old family friend and mentor. As she works to solve the crime, she learns it is connected to two cold cases, one as old as her sister's murder. Two of the victims were her sister's friends from high school. Are the deaths related? Can Tracy solve the puzzle without losing her own life, or putting her family in danger?
This is Robert Dugoni at his best! His mastery of intrigue, weaving the story in and around the families of Cedar Grove, using their secrets, love, hurt, anger, and now murder, to tell the story and leave you wondering who the real suspect is until the very end. Even though we know everyone's secrets, we can't help but hope that love will triumph and the idyllic Cedar Grove of Tracy's childhood will be one day return as little Daniella grows up.
I love Tracy. She is strong, smart and tough, but she also has a soft sensitive side.
In this book, Tracy and Dan and baby Daniella are back in Cedar Grove while their house in Seattle is being renovated. Dan is representing a local store owner who could lose his store due to the town's new building codes.
Tracy is on maternity leave and still trying to figure out if she will go back to being a detective on the Seattle Violent Crimes department or be a stay at home mom, when the chief of police enlists Tracy's help in solving a cold case from 20 years ago, as well as the recent murder of a local reporter. Cause come on, when you need help solving a murder, Tracy is definitely the person you want on your side.
As with all of the other books in this series, everything flowed so well. There was never a dull moment. I just got so caught up in trying to figure things out as Tracy uncovered new clues.
I also love all the characters in this series. Tracy and Dan are great together. And I love that Faz and Vera was in this book as well. And Faz had me chuckling at times. I love how he came in to help Tracy out.
As I said, I love this series and I seriously hope there will be more to come.
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I really liked his dedication in this one and also the way he fleshed out his friend some more at the end as well. His loss is clearly ours, too. I very much liked the new character Therese. I was less than impressed with Chief Calloway, though, and some of his behaviour. At one point we had Tracy go to interview a prior mayor, who then told her he'd "let Gary know we spoke" apropos of goodness' knows what.....I didn't get why he needed to let Gary know at all !!
There were odd mistakes in this one, too. They visited a restaurant one night and were handed menus upon arrival and then again a few minutes later when water was served, he wrote knit and not knitted, born not borne, there were the odd apostrophe mistakes and missing punctuation here and there but nothing too often, thankfully.
I'll look forward to the next story in the series though I preordered this one so now have quite a wait, I expect.
Looking forward to the next one in the series.