My Sister’s Grave
by Robert Dugoni
Read: Oct. 22 - Nov. 2, 2014
Challenge: No challenge
Yearly count: 47
Source: TLC Book Tour
Blurb: 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.
Review: I received a copy of this book for free in conjunction with a TLC Book tour, all opinions expressed below are my own.
What a fun, thrilling read! This book really sucked me in from the very beginning and didn’t spit me back out until I had finished with it. I was so engrossed by the characters and the story that I never wanted to put it down.
I liked Tracy’s character. She’s strong. And likable. I find that to be a difficult combination for female lead characters. But Mr. Dugoni makes it work with Tracy. I hope we get to see more of her in the future!
The writing was excellent. The plot line was exciting. I think I may have found a new-to-me must-read author! I don’t know why I’ve never read anything by Mr. Dugoni before, but I’m definitely not going to let him get past me any longer.
The flashbacks really helped us get to know Sarah. And in my opinion without knowing Sarah, we wouldn’t understand who Tracy is. I thought it all flowed seamlessly. Sometimes flashbacks don’t work for me, but it was very well executed in this book.
I went back and forth trying to figure out the truth behind everything. And in the end I didn’t have it right. But all the guessing and back and forth kept me reading and practically dying to know what happened! I love books that keep me guessing until the very end!
Overall I can’t recommend this book enough. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
About the Author: Robert Dugoni is the critically acclaimed and New York Times-bestselling author of the David Sloane series: The Jury Master, Wrongful Death, Bodily Harm, Murder, and The Conviction. Murder One was a finalist for the Harper Lee Award for literary excellence. He is also the author of the bestselling standalone novel Damage Control, and the nonfiction work The Cyanide Canary.
Please be sure to check out the other stops on the tour:
Tuesday, November 4th: Crime Book Club
Tuesday, November 4th: Read Love Blog
Friday, November 7th: Not in Jersey
Monday, November 10th: Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Monday, November 10th: Psychotic State Book Reviews
Tuesday, November 11th: Mary’s Cup of Tea
Thursday, November 13th: Inside of a Dog
Thursday, November 13th: Lesa’s Book Critiques
Thursday, November 13th: Bibliotica
Monday, November 17th: Mystery Playground
Monday, November 17th: Red Headed Book Child
Tuesday, November 18th: Words by Webb
Wednesday, November 19th: Tales of a Book Addict
Friday, November 21st: Brooke Blogs
Monday, November 24th: A Bookworm’s World
Wednesday, November 26th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Date TBD: Simply Stacie
TBD: My Bookshelf