Tracy Crosswhite has spent 20 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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This is a great book and read by someone with a nice voice. I don't know why other reviews don't like it, as they aren't saying much as to why. It's a thriller! Nice to have on during commutes. I found myself staying in the car and wanting to hear the rest of the chapter.
Having seen this repeatedly recommended for me, I finally succumbed to the Kindle Unlimited with Narration of this book.
The narration is clear without distraction. The voices are distinct. But interestingly, the narration was not the one aspect that carried this book. Nor was it the characters. (I’m not sure exactly what was lacking, but I did not get emotionally involved or connected with any of the characters.)
It was the mystery. The dogged determination of a sister who spends 20 years digging into what happened to her little sister, fascinated me.
So much detail into the mystery helped me follow the trial and the people completely and drew me into a world where I just had to know.
I recommend this as a great weekend listen and challenge the next readers to guess the truth before the end comes.
I enjoyed Tracy sharing memories of her sister, learning how much they loved each other. Tracy never gave up looking for his sister and was very determined to learn the truth of what happened to her.
There were a few dull moments, but for the most part I was entertained throughout the book. I liked that there were several twists that could have led to various outcomes. I went back and forth on who I thought the murderer was a few times, so it wasn't completely clear-cut.
Very good narrator. (Another book that could really use both male and female readers, but all in all it wasn't a bad listen.$
Yes! There is a chant that the sisters said with each other and it is first revealed in flash-backs. It is an important part of the plot toward the end of the book, and it reinforced how much the sisters cared for each other.
This is the first book in the Tracy Crosswhite series. I have download the second book, although I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet. I am looking forward to see how Tracy gets on with her life.
Retired teacher and interpreter. I read classic and contemporary fiction, as well as Mystery/Suspense/Horror, Fantasy&Sci-fi.
To be honest, I didn't really think I was going to like this book, but I've been burning out on epic fantasy and wanted something completely different...
This is a thriller. A murder mystery with, at its heart, a kidnapping and murder thought solved 20 years earlier, but which had forever changed the small town where it had taken place.
And a family, a happy loving family completely devastated by the loss of their talented and daring younger daughter.
I wound up listening to it in one long sitting while in bed with pneumonia and quite enjoyed it. The characters are likable, the plot twists were interesting and unlike many of these books which have endings that dissolve into frantic shoot out scenes, this one stayed suspenseful and readable to the end.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
My Sister's Grave introduces Tracy Crosswhite, a Seattle police officer whose younger sister went missing 20 years ago. She has been working on the case in her western Washington home town for 10 years. A man had been convicted of first degree murder despite no body having been found. The book opens with the body being found after 20 years. In the interim Crosswhite's dad had committed suicide and her mother was also gone. Crosswhite is convinced that the man had been convicted of first degree murder based on planted evidence and the body supports her suspicion. The novel continues through several twists and turns to a surprising ending.
My Sister's grave is well written and well narrated. The second book in the Tracy Crosswhite series (which I will review soon) was released two months ago (the title is Her Final Breath). The third book in the series, In the Clearing, will be released on May 17, 2016.
This series has real promise. I highly recommend My Sister's Grave.
This book is, first of all, very well-written for its genre. The author pays attention to every detail, as a good mystery book must do.. I had trouble getting interested in the first few chapters, but from then on I couldn't put the book down. The last part of the book is very much a surprise. I definitely recommend this author for mystery lovers.
For comparison, I believe it is more interesting and better written than The Girl on the Train.
If you like a good cold case murder/mystery... You will enjoy this book. It has a great storyline, good flow, and was well performed. Not too much or too little information, and I was nearly moved to tears in a couple of areas. I really enjoyed it!
I have not read the print version yet, so I can't really speak on it.
Finding out who the actual killer was turned out to be a bit of a surprise. I thought from the beginning it could turn into something like that, but I didn't know until it actually happened.
I probably would listen to another book narrated by Emily Sutton-Smith.
I didn't have any extreme reactions to this book. I liked it, but it didn't make me laugh or cry as I was listening.
This was my first Robert Dugoni book. I really did enjoy it and would recommend it to those that like a good mystery.
"A bit predictable but still a good listen."
Fine for car journeys while doing something else. works well as an audio book. Movie ending.
"A good read"
Enjoyed listening to it....on audio. Characters were well thought of and assembled. Good narration. Good tone of voice used
great story and narration, bought the next one before it had even finished, can't wait!
"Excellent story with some holes .."
Good car book .. Light and fluffy to a degree .. But well written and narrated
A few unanswered questions at the end .. But I will definitely look out for this author/reader again ..
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