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My Sister's Grave (The Tracy Crosswhite Series) Paperback – November 1, 2014
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“One of the best books I’ll read this year.” —Lisa Gardner, bestselling author of Touch and Go
“Dugoni does a superior job of positioning [the plot elements] for maximum impact, especially in a climactic scene set in an abandoned mine during a blizzard—which is melodramatic but nevertheless effective.” —Publishers Weekly
“Yes, a conspiracy is revealed, but it’s an unexpected one, as moving as it is startling...The ending is violent, suspenseful, even touching. A nice surprise for thriller fans.” —Booklist
Starred Review: “Combines the best of a police procedural with a legal thriller, and the end result is outstanding...Dugoni continues to deliver emotional and gut-wrenching, character-driven suspense stories that will resonate with any fan of the thriller genre.” —Library Journal
“Well-written and its classic premise is sure to absorb legal-thriller fans...Though the pace lags at times, the characters are richly detailed and true to life, and the ending is sure to please fans.” —Kirkus Reviews
“My Sister’s Grave is a chilling portrait shaded in neo-noir, as if someone had taken a knife to a Norman Rockwell painting by casting small town America as the place where bad guys blend into the landscape, establishing Dugoni as a force to be reckoned with outside the courtroom as well as in.” —Providence Journal
“What starts out as a sturdy police procedural morphs into a gripping legal thriller...Dugoni is a superb storyteller, and his courtroom drama shines. This ‘Grave’ is one to get lost in.” —Boston Globe
“This story captured my attention, and made me care about Tracy and Sarah and what happened to them. This is a compelling story, difficult to put down, and the ending was not at all what I expected. I loved My Sister’s Grave and was drawn in from the beginning, and can easily recommend it to anyone who loves a good mystery.” —Bitten by Books
About the Author
Robert Dugoni is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of the Tracy Crosswhite Series : My Sister's Grave, Her Final Breath (September 2015) and In the Woods (May 2016). He is also the author of the critically acclaimed, David Sloane series: The Jury Master, Wrongful Death, Bodily Harm, Murder One and The Conviction. Connect with him on Facebook @AuthorRobertDugoni and on Twitter @robertdugoni
Dugoni has twice been nominated for the Harper Lee Award for Legal Fiction, was a 2015 International Thriller Writer's finalist for thriller of the year, and the 2015 winner of the Nancy Pearl Award for Fiction. His books are sold world-wide in more than 20 countries and have been translated into a dozen languages including French, German, Italian and Spanish.
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Also, the author needs to work on names and naming conventions. There are so many minor characters and when they all have names like Finlay, Finn, and Kins, it's harder to tell them apart. Also, the author flips back and forth between calling a character by their first name and last name with no apparent pattern or reasoning. It makes it particularly difficult when a character is named something like "Kelly Rosa", she comes up in about 3 scenes, and half the time she's called Kelly and half the time Rosa. I thought they were two different people.
As I said, I'm not sorry I read the book and would recommend it to someone who was looking for a easy crime read. I'd also consider another book by this author, but agree with other reviewers that he needs to consider a different editor.
Twenty years ago, eighteen-year-old Sarah disappeared into the woods surrounding small town Cedar Grove in the Cascades. Her sister, Tracy, has never forgotten the tragedy, even becoming a detective so that she could continue to search for what had really happened. Now, they’ve finally discovered Sarah’s body, and with the new forensic evidence presented, Tracy isn’t so sure that they put the right man behind bars so very long ago.
This was an excellent and well-written mystery. It went back and forth between past and present for a while, allowing the details to slowly emerge as more secrets were uncovered. Part legal drama, part mystery, I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this intriguing story and all of the twists and turns. After twenty years, we see the aftermath of what Sarah’s disappearance had on the small town, and just how many people are rattled when Tracy wants to reopen old wounds. Plus, I loved the backdrop/setting for the story, as I love the Cascade Mountain Range. I could picture the gorgeous scenery surrounding the tale.
I have to say that I liked "My Sister's Grave" as much or more than any of the Kindle First books I've read this year. It is a solid mystery written by an accomplished author. Unlike more traditional mysteries, the book focuses on a crime from twenty years ago that has already been "solved" with the main character being the victim's sister. Part police procedural, part amateur detective, part courtroom drama this is very much a modern mystery but not as involved as a Grisham or Connelly. The main characters are interesting and likeable. And I thought the author did a good job portraying a sister relationship and the power of guilt. He did try to create some nuance and question of good guys/bad guys but I thought he was less than successful there. Can't say that I found the end very surprising but it was still an enjoyable read.
The book did have some editing fails, but not enough to have me foaming at the mouth or to completely derail the book. Note to the publisher- editing is more than proof reading. Exposition sentences shouldn't end with a preposition when it can easily be rewritten, there shouldn't be long conversational strings with he said/she said/he said/she said. And if a character makes even a passing comment that sounds jarring- take it out! Fortunately, these fails were not that frequent so they didn't ruin the book but were a little distracting.
I know that some people are bothered by vulgar language and there is some here. Limited to "the f and s" words being used a couple of dozen times but not out of context or beyond what anyone would expect in a modern thriller.