🎧 In Her Tracks by Robert Dugoni @robertdugoni ‏@esuttonsmith #BrillianceAudio #LoveAudiobooks #KindleUnlimited

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🎧 In Her Tracks by Robert Dugoni @robertdugoni ‏@esuttonsmith #BrillianceAudio #LoveAudiobooks #KindleUnlimited  In Her Tracks by Robert Dugoni
Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith
Series: Tracy Crosswhite #8
Published by Brilliance Audio on April 22, 2021
Genres: Mystery
Length: 10 hours, 19 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher

Returning from an extended leave in her hometown of Cedar Grove, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself reassigned to the Seattle PD’s cold case unit. As the protective mother of an infant daughter, Tracy is immediately drawn to her first file: the abduction of a five-year-old girl whose parents, embattled in a poisonous divorce, were once prime suspects.

While reconstructing the days leading up to the girl’s disappearance, Tracy is brought into an active investigation with former partner Kinsington Rowe. A young woman has vanished on an isolated jogging trail in North Seattle. Divided between two critical cases, Tracy has little to go on except the treacherous deceptions behind a broken marriage—and now, the secrets hiding behind the closed doors of a deceptively quiet middle-class neighborhood.

To find two missing persons, Tracy will have to follow more than clues, which are both long cold and unsettlingly fresh. Given her own traumatic past, Tracy must also follow her instincts—to whatever dark and dangerous places they may lead.

The Tracy Crosswhite series is an absolute favorite.  Tracy is so smart and skilled.  She is also very talented at handling her rotten captain calmly.  She has an amazing set of allies and co-workers.  But her instincts are very good.

In Her Tracks finds Tracy coming back from maternity leave.  She personally is dealing with not being with her daughter every day.  Although she has an excellent nanny, it is still hard.   At work, her captain has shifted her off her top homicide team to a cold case unit. The previous cold case guy retired the day Tracy returned. He’s done well lately by using new DNA technology to solve old cases.

The two cases she works initially are a cold case with prostitutes disappearing with very little evidence, and the disappearance of a 5 year old girl.  They are not the type of cases where new DNA tech would help but they are important to Tracy.  With fresh eyes, she hopes to see things others missed.  Having a daughter, she is distraught by any missing little girl.   The women who vanish with no trace remind her strongly of her sister Sarah’s case and she has experience with that type of case. There is a fresh active case with a newly missing young women with similar aspects as well.

Tracy gathers evidence capably and with compassion and care.  I worried she might get hurt not having a partner but she follows great procedures and calls for backup when needed.   The plot twists and terrifies but Tracy is the calm in the storm.  I am always ready for more of her cases.  It looks like the next release will be November 2022.


I love Emily Sutton-Smith as the narrator for this series.  She is Tracy in my head. The male and female voices are distinct and I recognize characters pretty well now.  I was able to listen  at my usual 1.5x speed.

Listen to a clip: HERE

About Emily Sutton-Smith

Emily sits in a carpet covered box and tells stories, and loves it. She also helped to found an Equity theatre, which she works to keep alive and thriving.

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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Posted April 13, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 14 Comments

14 responses to “🎧 In Her Tracks by Robert Dugoni

  1. I see Robert Dugoni’s books all over the Kindle Books page on Amazon every time I sign in but I have yet to try one. This series sounds fantastic though and Tracy sounds like my kind of protagonist.