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[Read] ➯ A Cold Trail By Robert Dugoni – Addwebsites.info 3.5 starsIn this 7th book in the Tracy Crosswhite series, the homicide detective investigates three cases The book can be read as a standalone, but familiarity with earlier books is beneficial At the core of the story are three unsolved deaths, all of which occurred in Cedar Grove, Washington Heather Johansen an eighteen year old girl who worked for the then mayor was killed in 1993 Jason Matthews a retired criminal defense lawyer hired to look into Heather s death was killed in 2 3.5 starsIn this 7th book in the Tracy Crosswhite series, the homicide detective investigates three cases The book can be read as a standalone, but familiarity with earlier books is beneficial At the core of the story are three unsolved deaths, all of which occurred in Cedar Grove, Washington Heather Johansen an eighteen year old girl who worked for the then mayor was killed in 1993 Jason Matthews a retired criminal defense lawyer hired to look into Heather s death was killed in 2013 and Kimberley Armstrong a journalist writing a book about Heather s murder recently died in a house fire Cedar Grove s Chief of Police, Finlay Armstrong, has connections to all of the above Finlay was Heather Johansen s stalkerish ex boyfriend 26 years ago was acquainted with Jason Matthews and was Kimberly Armstrong s husband Since Finlay can t investigate his wife s death AND is a person of interest he s on mandatory leave Former Police Chief Roy Calloway, who has always been a formidable figure in Cedar Grove, is now Acting Chief, and is investigating Kimberley s demise.It so happens that Seattle Homicide Detective Tracy Crosswhite and her attorney husband Dan new parents to two month old Daniella are staying in Cedar Grove while their Seattle house is being renovated.Both Tracy and Dan grew up in Cedar Grove, and they re staying in Dan s family home with their baby, their two Rhodesian mastiffs Sherlock and Rex, and their nanny Therese who was hired to help with Daniella Acting Chief Calloway, an old friend of Tracy s family, asks the detective who s on maternity leave to help investigate Kimberley s homicide AND the cold cases Calloway believes all three murders are related, and may have been perpetrated by the same person Tracy agrees, to the dismay of Dan who was hoping his wife would stay home with baby Daniella.Tracy proceeds to re examine all the murder scenes, and to re interview people who knew the victims It soon becomes clear that someone doesn t want Tracy to investigate, and will take drastic measures to stop her.In the meantime, attorney Dan accepts a local client named Larry Kaufman Larry, who owns the only open business on Market Street, is being pressured to sell The city wants to rejuvenate the run down area, and has bought almost all the old stores and sold them to developers.Now the city s lawyers are trying to use some murky statutes to acquire Larry s establishment, and Larry is fighting them Since Dan is in town, Larry hires the lawyer to help him When Dan looks into the matter, he learns that things going on under the table could generate a lot of money for Market Street entrepreneurs Two favorite recurring characters in the series, Seattle Detective Vic Fazzio Faz and his wife Vera, drive to Cedar Grove to help Tracy Faz assists with the homicide investigations, Vera helps with the baby, and both Fazzios prepare meals It turns out that Tracy s investigation and Dan s legal case have connections, and uncovering them helps resolve all the mysteries in Cedar Grove.I enjoyed this intriguing story and recommend it to readers who enjoy suspense novels, especially Tracy Crosswhite fans.Thanks to Netgalley, the author Robert Dugoni , and the publisher Thomas Mercer for a copy of the book You can follow my reviews at EXCERPT have you really not yet figured out why I invited you to this party You thought Tracy was getting too close to those answers, that she had pieced all this together, that she had concluded you were the killer So you stalked her That s something that will be easy enough for them to believe, and you waited until she was alone You came here to kill her, but you forgot one thing You forgot that Tracy was always fast with a gun and she, too, managed to get off a shot It wasn EXCERPT have you really not yet figured out why I invited you to this party You thought Tracy was getting too close to those answers, that she had pieced all this together, that she had concluded you were the killer So you stalked her That s something that will be easy enough for them to believe, and you waited until she was alone You came here to kill her, but you forgot one thing You forgot that Tracy was always fast with a gun and she, too, managed to get off a shot It wasn t fast enough to save her, but it was fast enough to kill you Everyone will believe that, won t they, Tracy They ll be talking about how fast you and your sister always were with a pistol, at your funeral ABOUT THIS BOOK The last time homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite was in Cedar Grove, it was to see her sister s killer put behind bars Now she s returned for a respite and the chance to put her life back in order for herself, her attorney husband, Dan, and their new daughter But tragic memories soon prove impossible to escape.Dan is drawn into representing a local merchant whose business is jeopardized by the town s revitalization And Tracy is urged by the local PD to put her own skills to work on a new case the brutal murder of a police officer s wife and local reporter who was investigating a cold case slaying of a young woman As Tracy s and Dan s cases crisscross, Tracy s trail becomes dangerous It s stirring up her own haunted past and a decades old conspiracy in Cedar Grove that has erupted in murder Getting to the truth is all that matters But what s Tracy willing to risk as a killer gets closer to her and threatens everyone she loves MY THOUGHTS I love this series It s believable and interesting Cedar Grove faces all the same problems as many small towns falling population that migrates to bigger centres for educational and work opportunities small businesses failing But the town of Cedar Grove is undergoing an unexplained rejuvenation An old family business resisting being bought out and facing pressure from the building regulators is what has brought Dan, and by extension Tracy and baby daughter Daniella, back to Cedar Grove while their main home is being remodelled Even though Tracy is still on maternity leave, she can t resist the lure of a mystery and Cedar Grove certainly has a mystery In fact,than one I love the way Tracy s facing a dilemma now that she is a mother She is torn between solving two murders, decades apart, and maintaining her own and her family s safety Robert Dugoni is great at characterisation This is his description of one of the characters, a childhood friend of Tracy s Sunnie hadn t changed much since they d been kids, at least not her personality Sunnie could talk to a dead body for an hour before she d notice the person wasn t breathing, and likely finish her story even after she had The plot of A Cold Trail is well thought out, as are all Dugoni s plots Although this is 7 in a series, it is able to be read as a stand alone The back story is cleverly woven into this storyline But I am certain that if you do read A Cold Trail as a stand alone, you will want to read the back titles And me I am eagerly awaiting Tracy Crosswhite 8 AColdTrail NetGalley He s so crooked he couldn t put on a straight pair of jeans THE AUTHOR Robert Dugoni is the New York Times, 1 , and 1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of the Tracy Crosswhite series My Sister s Grave, Her Last Breath, In the Clearing, The Trapped Girl and Close to Home, A Steep Price and A Cold Trail as well as the short prequels The Academy and Third Watch The police procedural featuring Seattle Homicide Detective Tracy Crosswhite has kept Dugoni in thetop 10 forthan three years and soldthan 5 million copies He is also the author of the critically acclaimed The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, released April 2018 and soon to be a major motion picture He is also the author of the Charles Jenkin s International spy series, The Eighth Sister and The Last Agent, soon to be a television series Dugoni s first series featured attorney David Sloane and CIA agent Charles Jenkins.He is the winner of the Nancy Pearl Award for fiction, a two time nominee for the Harper Lee Award for Legal Fiction, A two time nominee for the Mystery Writer s of America Edgar Award and a two time nominee for the International Thriller of the year His non fiction expose, The Cyanide Canary, was a 2004 Best Book of the Year He is published inthan 30 countries and two dozen languages.DISCLOSURE Thank you to Thomas and Mercer via NetGalley for providing a digital ARC of A Cold Trail by Robert Dugoni for review All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions For an explanation of my rating system please refer to my Goodreads.com profile page or the about page on sandysbookaday.wordpress.com This review and others are also published on Twitter,and my webpage In New York Times Bestselling Author Robert Dugoni S Riveting Series, Seattle Homicide Detective Tracy Crosswhite Returns Home To A Brutal Murder And Her Haunted Past The Last Time Homicide Detective Tracy Crosswhite Was In Cedar Grove, It Was To See Her Sister S Killer Put Behind Bars Now She S Returned For A Respite And The Chance To Put Her Life Back In Order For Herself, Her Attorney Husband, Dan, And Their New Daughter But Tragic Memories Soon Prove Impossible To EscapeDan Is Drawn Into Representing A Local Merchant Whose Business Is Jeopardized By The Town S Revitalization And Tracy Is Urged By The Local PD To Put Her Own Skills To Work On A New Case The Brutal Murder Of A Police Officer S Wife And Local Reporter Who Was Investigating A Cold Case Slaying Of A Young Woman As Tracy S And Dan S Cases Crisscross, Tracy S Trail Becomes Dangerous It S Stirring Up Her Own Haunted Past And A Decades Old Conspiracy In Cedar Grove That Has Erupted In Murder Getting To The Truth Is All That Matters But What S Tracy Willing To Risk As A Killer Gets Closer To Her And Threatens Everyone She Loves This is the seventh and latest addition to Robert Dugoni s brilliant Seattle based series featuring homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite The winds of change bring us Tracy on maternity leave, she and her lawyer husband, Dan, are delighted at being parents to two month old baby Daniella However, their Seattle home is struggling to contain them, triggering a temporary move back to Cedar Grove a place that holds painful memories and trauma for Tracy It was here that she was instrumental in putti This is the seventh and latest addition to Robert Dugoni s brilliant Seattle based series featuring homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite The winds of change bring us Tracy on maternity leave, she and her lawyer husband, Dan, are delighted at being parents to two month old baby Daniella However, their Seattle home is struggling to contain them, triggering a temporary move back to Cedar Grove a place that holds painful memories and trauma for Tracy It was here that she was instrumental in putting her sister Sarah s murderer in prison The weather is atrocious with bitterly cold winds and snow, and it soon becomes apparent that Dan and Tracy needin their lives that just being parents.Dan takes on a local business client concerned about losing his business Tracy gets drawn into a murder investigation by old friend, Ray Calloway, out of retirement and covering for the police chief on leave after his journalist wife dies in a house fire It transpires that the journalist had been looking into a cold case from the 1990s and Calloway wants Tracy to investigate Tracy and Dan s cases turn out to have connections We see a significantlyemotionally vulnerable Tracy plagued by her fears and concerns about motherhood, and still haunted by her tragic family history and becoming aware of the problems and guilt associated with being a working mother This is a suitably twisted story of past conspiracies, murders and dangers that sweep dangerously close to the doorstep of Tracy s family.Dugoni gives us a great, well plotted crime read that continues in the tradition of this much loved series What makes this series so good has always been the wonderful characters and their continuing development This is an atmospheric, tense and engaging read, one in which the dynamics have shifted, unsurprising as a baby enters Tracy and Dan s life and the inevitable changes that ensue Many thanks to Thomas and Mercer for an ARC First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Robert Dugoni and Thomas Mercer for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.Returning for another instalment of this series, I turn to Robert Dugoni and hope that the quality remains high and the plot twists plentiful I was not disappointed with this novel, which returns to some roots and provides a core storyline that many series fans will surely enjoy Tracy Crosswhite is on the First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Robert Dugoni and Thomas Mercer for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.Returning for another instalment of this series, I turn to Robert Dugoni and hope that the quality remains high and the plot twists plentiful I was not disappointed with this novel, which returns to some roots and provides a core storyline that many series fans will surely enjoy Tracy Crosswhite is on the mend, with a newborn and an energetic husband As they renovate the home Dan s parents once owned, Tracy is back in Cedar Grove, alongside all the memories of her youth When a house fire kills a local journalist, the town is abuzz with the news, though it is something she was working on that has Tracythan interested New revelations about a case from two decades before have come to life, casting doubt that a young woman s death was at the hands of the same serial killer who murdered Tracy s sister The local police are happy to let Tracy use her Seattle skills to help uncover the truth, though she remains uncertain if she wants to thrust herself into the path of danger yet again When Tracy sees the ME s report, she is left to wonder if a new batch of suspects might have had motive to kill Now, all those who have seen the report are dying, likely not from the natural causes to which things have been attributed Meanwhile, Dan has been doing some legal work in town, helping a store owner negotiate with the town council about buying his property The council lawyer seems to be pushing hard to offer a settlement, but Dan cannot be entirely sure if there isto the story When someone targets Tracy at the house while Dan is away, everything becomes a littlereal and the fragile balance of work and home life come crashing together Might both Tracy and Dan have taken onthan they can chew in Cedar Grove Another great piece in the series that has me devouring the story and hoping forRecommended to series fans who need a little Tracy Crosswhite fix, as well as the reader who loves a small town mystery with big city thrills.I have loved this series since I first got my hands on it and this book has not disappointed whatsoever Dugoni has a great handle on the characters, plot, and development, even as he juggles a few writing commitments at this time Returning to Cedar Grove is surely tough for Tracy Crosswhite, where the memories of her childhood linger and knowledge that her sister s murder two decade before remains on the minds of everyone she sees Tracy is forced to face many of these fears and the people she knew growing up, though she sees many of them in a new light Her struggles with that are balanced with the unknowns around being a new mother and trying to do what is best for her daughter Throughout, the reader can see the pull of both worlds, as well as Tracy trying to define how her life as a detective might be permanently changed, what with a little one who depends on her This is nicely offset with her husband, Dan, who has some of the same issues, butthat Tracy is thrusting herself into danger He struggles to determine if he should and can be that protector for his family, while also keeping up a legal practice Introspection for both characters enriches the story immensely There are a handful of others who grace the pages and add depth to an already jam packed story, keeping the reader attentive to all the clues and possible motives that lurk behind every corner Dugoni does well to bring the story home in a sense, allowing Crosswhite and the others to focus on the small picture, which is actually part of the larger one if that makes sense With a mix of short chapters that propel the reader forward and longer ones that set the stage forexcitement, this novel is one that can be tackled in short order, as the pages melt away A legal thriller and police procedural rolled into one, this is one of Dugoni s best in the series Kudos, Mr Dugoni, for another stellar piece of work I am so very excited to see how well things are going and cannot wait to see where you take your readers next.Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge Tracy Crosswhite is back for book number seven in the series and I wasthan ready to see her again With her are her attorney husband, Dan, and her two month old baby girl The family is back in Tracy and Dan s hometown due to their Seattle home being under renovation But there is no rest for either of them, as Dan is representing a client in Cedar Grove while Tracy takes on an investigation there, also Dan and Tracy s work intertwines as a spider web of events and murders from twenty six Tracy Crosswhite is back for book number seven in the series and I wasthan ready to see her again With her are her attorney husband, Dan, and her two month old baby girl The family is back in Tracy and Dan s hometown due to their Seattle home being under renovation But there is no rest for either of them, as Dan is representing a client in Cedar Grove while Tracy takes on an investigation there, also Dan and Tracy s work intertwines as a spider web of events and murders from twenty six years ago, five years ago, and recently, seem to be connected in various ways We spend time with Dan as he does his work and with Tracy as she tries to understand who is involved in three murders Things really aren t very clear and getmuddled as Dan and Tracy do their investigations The ending of the book left things open for us to haveTracy Crosswhite books I want to seeof Tracy, Dan and their little baby Thank you to Thomas Mercer and NetGalley for this ARC Tracy Crosswhite is back the first thing you ll notice is her gun handcuffs have been replaced with a bottle diapers Baby Daniella has arrived She Dan are ecstatic but their little house in Seattle is bursting at the seams so the whole family moves back to Cedar Grove while it undergoes renovation.Dan picks up a case representing a local merchant For some reason the city has been buying up properties on the main drag but his client has no desire to sell As far as Dan is concerned, th Tracy Crosswhite is back the first thing you ll notice is her gun handcuffs have been replaced with a bottle diapers Baby Daniella has arrived She Dan are ecstatic but their little house in Seattle is bursting at the seams so the whole family moves back to Cedar Grove while it undergoes renovation.Dan picks up a case representing a local merchant For some reason the city has been buying up properties on the main drag but his client has no desire to sell As far as Dan is concerned, there s something sketchy about the whole thing begins to dig.Tracy is on mat leave adjusting to being a stay at home mom She runs into her old friend Roy Calloway is surprised to learn he s come out of retirement to fill in as chief of police The current chief is on leave after his wife died in a house fire Roy has a proposition for her It seems the chief s wife was a journalist who was looking into a local murder from 1993 when she died The case was related to the death of Tracy s sister With questions swirling about the original investigation the woman s subsequent death, Roy needs a fresh set of eyes on the whole mess Would Tracy like a part time job Why, yes.yes she would Dan s case becomes increasinglycomplex as Tracy unearths old secrets, it s clear some people would rather she let sleeping dogs lie She Dan grew up here as things heat up, she s very aware that her search for a killer may lead to someone she knows.This instalment focuses just as much on Tracy s personal life as the investigative side of the story She comes across asfragile in this one A combination of postpartum hormones, doubts about motherhood reminders of her sister have her emotionally on edge Dan s not happy she s back in business Tracy has to wonder if she can really have it all It s the guilt every working mother deals with Thankfully, her colleague Faz shows up to lend a hand boost her spirits There are plenty of red herrings surprising connections along the way to keep you guessing It s a solid read but I must confess I preferred the investigative side of the plot Having Faz pop by provides some added humour but I missed Kins the Seattle PD What hasn t changed is this author s ability to deliver a story full of vibrant characters in an atmospheric setting A slower middle section gives you time to rest up before a cracker of a finish Big fans of the series will find much to enjoy here.3.5 stars A Cold Trail by Robert Dugoni is the seventh mystery in the Tracy Crosswhite series but it works well as a stand alone However, I now realize that I would enjoy reading the previous books as well Seattle police detective Tracy Crosswhite has returned to her hometown of Cedar Grove with her husband Dan and their infant daughter, while their home is being renovated Dan is a lawyer and is soon working on a case for a local merchant Tracy is asked by the police chief to assist in the investigati A Cold Trail by Robert Dugoni is the seventh mystery in the Tracy Crosswhite series but it works well as a stand alone However, I now realize that I would enjoy reading the previous books as well Seattle police detective Tracy Crosswhite has returned to her hometown of Cedar Grove with her husband Dan and their infant daughter, while their home is being renovated Dan is a lawyer and is soon working on a case for a local merchant Tracy is asked by the police chief to assist in the investigation of the death of a journalist who died under suspicious circumstances It soon becomes evident that Dan and Tracy s cases may be related and someone in town is feeling threatened by the truths they are uncovering and will do anything to stop them The pair will need to go several decades back in time, in their search for the truth The story moves at a fast pace with plenty of suspense to keep the reader guessing Highly recommended Thank you to Thomas Mercer and NetGalley for the e ARC in exchange for an honest review It s been over 18 months since the prior Tracy Crosswhite mystery, so it felt good to play catch up Tracy now has a 2 month old baby girl and she and Dan have temporarily moved back to Cedar Grove whole their house is renovated While there, she agrees to help the interim sheriff investigate the death of the prior sheriff s wife and two other older deaths that might be connected At the same time, Dan is representing a local businessman who s suing the township Both Tracy and Dan continue to g It s been over 18 months since the prior Tracy Crosswhite mystery, so it felt good to play catch up Tracy now has a 2 month old baby girl and she and Dan have temporarily moved back to Cedar Grove whole their house is renovated While there, she agrees to help the interim sheriff investigate the death of the prior sheriff s wife and two other older deaths that might be connected At the same time, Dan is representing a local businessman who s suing the township Both Tracy and Dan continue to grow as characters For starters, parenthood makes them face the risks of Tracy s investigation And, just like so many women before her, she s debating how to juggle motherhood and a job This is the seventh book in the series and I don t think it would work well as a stand alone For starters, the book harkens back to the murder of Tracy s sister, which occurred in book one I love that Dugoni finds a way to include Faz in this book He brings a bit of humor to the plot I also thought this was a great ending, different than the normal murder mystery I really enjoy Dugoni s writing In recent years, his standalones, especially The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, have taken over the spotlight His plots are always well thought out and this is no exception It feels good to return to Tracy and her family and friends My thanks to netgalley and Thomas Mercer for an advance copy of this book Tracy and Dan are back in their hometown of Cedar Grove, Washington, after the birth of their daughter While Dan is working from home and commuting to Seattle when necessary, Tracy is going stir crazy looking at the snow covered town So when the local police chief asks for her help she has no hesitation in jumping in The case, or cases, she looks into start to weave together into conspiracy and cover up going back twenty six years, and Tracy, having known the people involved all her life, fin Tracy and Dan are back in their hometown of Cedar Grove, Washington, after the birth of their daughter While Dan is working from home and commuting to Seattle when necessary, Tracy is going stir crazy looking at the snow covered town So when the local police chief asks for her help she has no hesitation in jumping in The case, or cases, she looks into start to weave together into conspiracy and cover up going back twenty six years, and Tracy, having known the people involved all her life, finds that secrets don t come to light without consequences, putting her, and her young daughter, into the path of a killer.Another wonderful book in the Tracy Crosswhite series, Robert Dugoni has another winner on his hands here Wonderful characters, realistic settings, and a plot you can t put down, this book has it all I highly recommend this series to all lovers of crime, mysteries, and police procedurals.My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review

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