The Trapped Girl (Tracy Crosswhite) Library Binding – November 1, 2017
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Our detective, Tracy Crosswhite, is as committed as ever to finding the murderer of the dead woman brought up in a crab pot in the Puget Sound. Tracy works with a good team of detectives who are on their way to uncovering the truth when their case gets taken away from them.
Three bodies later, the clues lead in one direction while the solution lies in another. The ending promises to surprise you. In fact, I want to read it again to find out how I got there. The Trapped Girl is a great whodunnit. No doubt about it, you will enjoy this one.
Robert Dugoni is on a very hot roll currently. However, Dugoni is, also, IMHO at, or very near, the top of his game, too. I am currently reading the Tracy White police procedural/legal thriller series. The Trapped Girl is book four in this series, and the writing and the stories just seem to get better and better. I really enjoy this series, and this definitely was my favorite in the series. I have not read book three, yet. We can only hope that he is not having his “Dylanesque” peak anytime soon. Let the songs keep coming.
Kurt Schill, a Seattle teenager, is out trying to make a few extra bucks illegally in the wee hours by poaching crabs. He goes out into the fog and darkness and drops his crab pots, and then returns to get them, hopefully full. This all works fine and dandy until one night he has the one-in-a-million misfortune to pull out a very heavy pot, and it don’t look like any crabs are in this pot. Schill resigns himself to calling in the found body even though he is breaking the law. Tracy Crosswhite, Seattle major crimes unit, is the quick to respond. The first order of business will be to identify the victim which turns out to be extremely difficult and very time-consuming, along with a couple of other things that are better left unsaid if one has not read the book yet.
The usual cast of quirky detectives are present: Del Castigliano, Vic “Fazz” Fazzio, Kinnsington “Kins” Rowe, and Tracy in the pit, or the crew. Del and Fazz cover the bases of the paper trails and background work with people. Kins and Tracy chase down and speak with suspects, persons of interest, and people familiar with these people. And, they, especially Tracy, report directly to Captain Johnny Nolasco, and their working relationship lacks a lot to be desired. Dugoni seems to maximize the amount of interest that the reader can garner without going too far, a not so easy accomplishment IMHO.
Graham and Andrea Strickland are a couple with a troubled marriage. Graham leases a Porsche and is a lawyer. He wants the best of everything with sugar on top, but he really does not want to have to work for it. That’s so, so yesterday. He is better at spending money that making money, he is greedy, lazy, unfaithful, and dishonest. Other than that, I guess that he is okay. His wife is Andrea. She is a very quiet, demur and a predictable creature of habit. She has a job helping a friend, but she is not a very sociable person. She has stack upon stack of books, and she devours books quickly. She only wants to read and hike. Anyway, somehow they are involved in the crab pot case.
Once again, Robert Dugoni’s writing is off the charts crazy. Police procedurals are not supposed to be like this? Legal thrillers are seldom this exciting. Dugoni’s creativity and original ideas and his ability to advance them with story and plot and characters is definitely something to keep in the back of your mind while reading The Trapped Girl, or any other book in the Tracy Crosswhite series. Dugoni is quickly becoming one of my favorite go-to authors. The Trapped Girl tops this list. I would have no problem recommending this book to anyone, regardless of what they read. This is a 5-star.
I gave this 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.
I received a free advanced copy of this book from NetGalley for review consideration.
The Trapped Girl is book four in a series, but reading them in order is not necessary to follow the plots and understand the story lines. Personally, I'm glad I did read them in order though, because I think I got to know the main characters better and by book four, it was like reading about friends.
Without giving too much away, I liked how The Trapped Girl went from third person to first person giving the reader another view of the story which added more suspense.
It seems that Detective Tracy Crosswhite and the rest of the A team can't catch a break. They go from one difficult case to another, and when a lady's body is accidentally found stuffed in a crab pot under the water, things definitely go from bad to worse. Once some evidence is discovered, Tracy and her team think they've identified the victim. But, as they proceed with the case, one discovery leads to the next, and soon they have more questions than answers. This turns out to be more than a simple murder (if there is such a thing). Greed, betrayal, and violence...it's all here, just waiting to be uncovered and the trapped girl is the key!
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The hint at future "cold cases" wets my appetite and I hope not all the victims are young females, otherwise it would be a form of type casting that would wear very thin. A very enjoyable read, I have no hesitation in recommending it.
I couldn't make my mind up about the Jane Doe who features in this story. One minute she comes across as a victim you feel sorry for, then she'll say or do something completely out of character (from her diaries) and it makes you wonder. It's a book that totally keeps you on your toes and I made guesses throughout as to what I thought was going on......and as usual got most of them wrong !! Poor Tracy has to work on a lot of this case with a cop called Fields who is THE biggest dinosaur she's happened across, I think. A right sexist pig who needed slapping down hard perhaps thirty years before and he'd not have been such a dick now !!
I still get bothered in books based in America when they write like this-"You want me to come with ?"
I don't really understand why they talk like this and it smacks me in the face every time they do !! He used "salute" as opposed to "salut" when making toasts, too. The only time I spotted any punctuation was wrong was one missing comma in "My how the mighty have fallen" and that was it. Very good going indeed. The ending made me sniffy but it ended as I'd wanted it to. I'm looking forward to book 5 in the series.
I really liked the style of writing, especially the switch from one main character to another.
The Crosswhite backstory is mentioned in enough detail to recap but not too tediously revisit every detail again.
Characters continue to develop, as do working and personal relationships, and many aspects of t he story were clearly well researched. Now I'm looking forward to the next instalment of this series.
From the very start with the chilling discovery of the body in Puget Sound, to the breathtaking finale in California, it pained me to pause playback or put down my Fire. People insist on disturbing me!
Great stories which keep me hooked and when I finish one have to move on to the next.
I enjoyed this book but it dragged for me a bit occasionally .
I think it was trying to keep track of all the police jurisdictions that confused me occasionally .
It's a good team of detectives and I enjoy reading about them !