Audio: My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni @robertdugoni ‏@esuttonsmith #LoveAudiobooks #BeatTheBacklist2019 #JIAM

Posted June 2, 2019 by Anne in Book Review, JIAM / 0 Comments

Audio: My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni @robertdugoni ‏@esuttonsmith #LoveAudiobooks  #BeatTheBacklist2019 #JIAMMy Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni
Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith
Series: Tracy Crosswhite #1
Published by Brilliance Audio on November 1, 2014
Genres: Mystery
Length: 10 hours, 49 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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Tracy Crosswhite has spent twenty years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn’t believe that Edmund House — a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah’s murder — is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedicated her life to tracking down killers.

When Sarah’s remains are finally discovered near their hometown in the northern Cascade mountains of Washington State, Tracy is determined to get the answers she’s been seeking. As she searches for the real killer, she unearths dark, long-kept secrets that will forever change her relationship to her past — and open the door to deadly danger.

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I saw a book in this Tracy Crosswhite series, accidentally bought the sixth book, and then went back and started at the beginning with this first book being available to me on audio through Kindle Unlimited.  I loved My Sister’s Grave. The combination of the mystery with the procedural aspects was exciting to follow.

The whole case of the death of Tracy’s sister took years of her life to figure everything out and it’s an emotional journey. There’s  a few scenes of flashback to the Tracy’s childhood relationship of Sarah and when her sister went missing. Overall, the book provides a great backstory for Tracy’s life to being this series.

It introduces her hometown and those people, as well as her current life as a homicide detective in Seattle.    There’s a nice contrast between small town and big city. There are her family members and  friends in her hometown.  Now, she has her team at work, with others such as her boss, the chief, the medical examiner and so forth.  It’s an interesting perspective to come back to your hometown with adult eyes.

I love the law enforcement details, the suspense of the mystery and solving the case. Tracy has a good scientific background and works well with piecing facts together.  I know I will read further in this series.

Narration:

I was really very happy to be able to get the audiobook version through Kindle Unlimited.  Emily Sutton-Smith did a great job with all the voices.  I was able to listen comfortably at 1.5x speed.

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About Robert Dugoni

Robert Dugoni is the New York Times, #1 Amazon, 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, as well as the short prequels The Academy and Third Watch. The police procedural featuring Seattle Homicide Detective Tracy Crosswhite has kept Dugoni in the Amazon top 10 for more than three years and sold more than 4 million copies. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, released April 2018. 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 in more than 30 countries and two dozen languages.

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