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What She Found by Robert Dugoni
Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith
Series: Tracy Crosswhite #9
Published by Brilliance Audio, Thomas & Mercer on August 23, 2022
Length: 10 hours, 1 minute
Format: Audiobook, eARC
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
Detective Tracy Crosswhite has agreed to look into the disappearance of investigative reporter Lisa Childress. Solving the cold case is an obsession for Lisa’s daughter, Anita. So is clearing the name of her father, a prime suspect who became a pariah. After twenty-five years, all Anita wants is the truth—no matter where it leads.
For Tracy, that means reopening the potentially explosive investigations Lisa was following on the dark night she vanished: an exposé of likely mayoral graft; the shocking rumors of a reserved city councilman’s criminal sex life; a drug task force scandal compromising the Seattle PD; and an elusive serial killer who disappeared just as mysteriously as Lisa.
The Tracy Crosswhite series is an absolute favorite. I enjoy every book immensely. Tracy is much more calm and talented than I could be. She has to deal with the corrupt too often, but she handles them so well. She also doesn’t forget what is important.
Tracy is working cold cases now which gives her a more regular schedule to see more of her husband and daughter. The brass want her to focus on cases which can use DNA which wasn’t available at the time of the case. This gives them big wins so they can tout the success of the police. Tracy is not interested in being in the eye of the press but she is the only detective in the cold case unit. She has just solved another big case and received her third Medal of Honor.
Now a woman comes to her who is the daughter of a woman who disappeared. It happened before Tracy was a detective but when Faz and Del were new detectives. What She Found is tied tightly to the events in The Last Line novella released last year. Both have aspects of police and political corruption. Both stories are somewhat unsatisfactory in the result because the powerful people have too much ability to cover what little evidence available.
In both books, Del and Faz, and now Tracy, determine the truth and cause the perpetrators some discomfort but they aren’t able to bring everyone down. Since it originated twenty some years ago, some of them are dead now. I love this series so much but was a little sad to not be able to see some of the crooks arrested. There are a few loose ends which I hope may be closed in the future.
Emily Sutton-Smith continues to be Tracy in my head. She has narrated all of this series. I’ve enjoyed both her male and female voices which are distinct so I can recognize characters pretty well now. I was able to listen comfortably at my normal 1.5x speed.
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