Her Final Breath: Tracy Crosswhite, Book 2 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Tracy Crosswhite returns in the second book in the page-turning series by New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni.
Homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite has returned to the police force after the sensational retrial of her sister’s killer. Still scarred from that ordeal, Tracy is pulled into an investigation that threatens to end her career, if not her life.
A serial killer known as the Cowboy is killing young women in cheap motels in North Seattle. Even after a stalker leaves a menacing message for Crosswhite, suggesting the killer or a copycat could be targeting her personally, she is charged with bringing the murderer to justice. With clues scarce and more victims dying, Tracy realizes the key to solving the murders may lie in a decade-old homicide investigation that others, including her captain, Johnny Nolasco, would prefer to keep buried. With the Cowboy on the hunt, can Tracy find the evidence to stop him, or will she become his next victim?
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|Listening Length||11 hours and 28 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||September 15, 2015|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #8,642 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#71 in Legal Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
#241 in Women Sleuth Mysteries
#262 in Police Procedural Mysteries
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The reason you can read these books in any order is because these books tell the same story over and over again! Beautiful, young, female, top-notch detective investigating old cases involving missing women who end up dead. Each ends up being murder (of course) with wrongful prosecution and/or cause of death resulting from incompetent and corrupt law enforcement behind a shady cover up. The beautiful young detective is stalked by every crazed psychopath within a 100 mile radius...making me ponder if they'd run into each other a time or two while watching her through her bedroom window or at the local Starbucks...hey, maybe they met for coffee to watch her together!?!? In each book, our sharp little detective also trusts her gut instincts and puts together the tiniest of puzzle pieces to uncover the cover ups, solve the crime and bring justice to all...yet she misses the BIG things like a male being in her home while she's out and leaving the toilet seat up, her backyard motion detectors being tripped multiple times when she's home alone, a snow covered car with a clear windshield in multiple locations, her cat being locked outside of her "fortress" home when she knew he had been locked inside...these glaring clues, she shrugs off...so ridiculous. In each book, it is snowing or raining in each of her investigations as well so the detective and other characters are either brushing the snow from their faces or feeling the rain trickle down their backs. Despite the stories taking place in different places/settings, having different characters and different details about the murders and cover-ups, the tale unfolds exactly the same in every book making what I presume the author intended as plot twists so painfully predictable. You know those books that make you roll your eyes and blurt out, "Oh for goodness sakes." or something a little more colorful? Well, these are those books tenfold.
Additionally, the author fixates on specific words and phrases and repeats them over and over...bare light bulbs hanging overhead, the ability to complete a sex act in the time it takes to boil pasta, fending off the cat while trying to open a can of cat food and the word "glock"...never "her gun" or "her service weapon" or "her side arm"...always glock...and you'd be hard pressed to find one paragraph in any of these books that does not reference her glock. It's annoying enough to have to deal with all this repetition in a single book but, when it repeats in ALL of the books, it becomes intolerable.
I gave the first book, "My Sister's Grave" a 3 star because, as a stand alone, it would have been an average read. With regards to the other two books, I could not be nearly as forgiving or kind. Additionally, the reader in the audiobook is terrible at age and gender inflection. Ugh...
About the book . Characters are nicely fleshed out and interesting . The plot moves quickly without rushing . The ending is not rushed which is a big plus in my mind. I will read more of this series .
Detective Tracy Crosswhite is well rounded as a character and it's fun to follow her as she attempts to solve the case of an elusive serial killer.
You won't go wrong by reading this book. It's definitely not a waste of time. Now I have to go back and read the first Tracy Crosswhite.
--author of the serial-killer thriller Deadly Fare
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Her Final Breath is a classic police procedural, with a delicately woven plot and carefully paced build-up to a dramatic conclusion that fairly races off the page. There are twists and turns aplenty, a bad-guy boss, and even a nice bit of love-interest to add a softer counterpoint to the tough stuff. Dugoni has a very easy writing style and develops a great plot without it being overly complex, meaning you can dip in and out of the book without losing track. His heroine, Tracy, is a highly likeable character, with many facets to her personality, who can be better understood if you’ve read the first book in this series - My Sister’s Grave. I look forward to following her adventures further.
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Has to be 5 stars as I couldn't find any flaws in characterisation, plot, description or narrative... Possibly, if I'm clutching at straws there were lots of possible suspects & it made it difficult to remember who's who but that isn't a flaw in writing, just in my memory...
I'm aware this is book 2 in a lengthy series which I am very pleased about as I can't wait to keep reading about Tracy Crosswhite & colleagues... Enjoying it so much!
Can't wait to read book 3 and found out what happens to Nolasco. Will he be thrown off the force? I hope so. I have a feeling that Nolasco hasn't yet finished with trying to hurt Tracy.
5 stars from this happy reader.