Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith
Series: Tracy Crosswhite #1
Published by Brilliance Audio on November 1, 2014
Length: 10 hours, 49 minutes
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.
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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