Friday, October 7, 2022

What She Found by Robert Dugoni

This is an engaging novel. It is the ninth one featuring Tracy Crosswhite, a Seattle police detective now working on cold cases. How have I missed this series? I am frequently skeptical when a male author writes a female lead but Dugoni has done a great job developing a tenacious heroine. She is willing to pursue a case and find the truth even when it means her own career might be in jeopardy. There is a good balance of investigative work and Tracy's personal life. There are also good hints to Tracy's background for those of us reading this one but having missed the previous ones.

This novel deals with police issues from decades ago. We read of the lure of money and the temptation to use police activity to gain it. We see how Tracy gets frustrated in her work by the political influence on police work. We see the reward of Tracy solving a cold case, of putting the welfare of a citizen above her own.

Dugoni's writing style is a pleasure to read. The plot kept me engaged and I loved the setting as one does not read of Seattle often.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Robert Dugoni is the New York TimesWall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite series, which has sold more than seven million books worldwide; the David Sloane series; the Charles Jenkins series; the stand-alone novels The 7th CanonDamage ControlThe World Played Chess, and The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, for which he won an AudioFile Earphones Award for narration; and the nonfiction exposé The Cyanide Canary, a Washington Post best book of the year. He is the recipient of the Nancy Pearl Book Award for fiction and has twice won the Friends of Mystery Spotted Owl Award for best novel. He is a two-time finalist for the Thriller Awards and a finalist for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, the Silver Falchion Award for mystery, and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards. His books are sold in more than twenty-five countries and have been translated into more than two dozen languages. You can find out more at

Thomas and Mercer, 367 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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