Author: Robert Dugoni
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Release Date: October 2014
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
In every book you want to get to that one part that keeps you turning the page till the end. That part started on page one and Dugoni kept cranking the tension all the way to the very end. By far, the best book I have read all year.
For Twenty years Tracy Crosswhite has felt something was off with the conviction of her sister’s killer. She let these feelings lead her all the way to becoming a detective with the Seattle homicide unit. At the time there was no body, but now her remains are uncovered and Tracy is determined to get the answers she has been searching for.
While Tracy works to uncover the secrets kept from her all these years, she finds that things went deeper than she ever could have imagined. Her home town of Cedar Grove was never the same after Sarah’s death, which was one of the reasons she couldn’t stay. Now, being back, she can’t help the feeling that is nagging at the back of her neck that something isn’t right. She doesn’t know if it has to do with trying to free the man convicted of killing her sister or just being home. Either way she knows she had better watch her back because things could get even worse very soon.
This has to be one of the best books I have read in a long time. Even saying that doesn’t seem to do the book justice. I first heard about it last October at a conference with Robert Dugoni. He was telling me the premise of the book he was working on and I was very intrigued. I am happy to say the final product didn’t disappoint. My Sister’s Grave kept me turning the page, reading in the car (at stoplights), and not wanting to go to bed until I finished. The writing flowed at such a pace that was clear and easily understood keeping me engaged throughout. Dugoni knows his stuff. There are twist and turns throughout that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Dugoni has woven a tale that crosses between a police procedural and a legal thriller with a great cast of characters. The lead character, Tracy Crosswhite, is a very strong female that the readers get to see not only her strengths, but her weaknesses as well.
The only criticism I have is the language. There is some harsh language throughout, not a ton but more than needed. This is usually enough to turn me off a book very quickly. The difference here is the story was so good it made me over look the language for the first time. It takes a very strong, and incredibly talented author to do that. Dugoni is fast becoming one of my very favorite authors.
I wish that I could go above five stars for this rating as it deserves many more!