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Publisher's Summary

New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni’s thrilling series continues as Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite is plunged into a case of family secrets and murder…

Called in to consult after a young woman disappears, Tracy Crosswhite has the uneasy feeling that this is no ordinary missing-persons case. When the body turns up in an abandoned well, Tracy’s suspicions are confirmed. Estranged from her family, the victim had balked at an arranged marriage and had planned to attend graduate school. But someone cut her dreams short.

Solving the mystery behind the murder isn’t Tracy’s only challenge. The detective is keeping a secret of her own: she’s pregnant. And now her biggest fear seems to be coming true when a new detective arrives to replace her. Meanwhile, Tracy’s colleague Vic Fazzio is about to take a fall after his investigation into the murder of a local community activist turns violent and leaves an invaluable witness dead.

Two careers are on the line. And when more deadly secrets emerge, jobs might not be the only things at risk.

©2018 La Mesa Fiction, LLC (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Excellent character driven mystery!

A Steep Price is book #6 in the Tracy Crosswhite series. As with all of Dugoni's other books this can be read/listened to as a stand alone book. I would suggest listening to these books in the order they were written. There story is progressive and so are the relationships.
There are a few storylines going on in this book. There's a missing Indian (not Native American) woman missing. She was going to medical school in defiance of her parents arranging a marriage for her.
Then there is also a pregnant Tracy who is stressed about her job security when a Latino woman, Andrea Gonzalez is hired into her division.
Meanwhile Vic Fazzio and Del Castigliano are working on a different case. An outspoken mother who is tired of the neighborhood crime and drugs is found murdered. When Fazzio gets sent out with Gonzalez there's a fatal shooting of a witness and it seems something funny is going on with the witness accounts of what happened. They don't match what actually happened and the blame is being on Fazzio.
This is such a good book and a great addition to the series.
My HIGHLEST RECOMMENDATIONS!
Emily Sutton-Smith is one of the best female narrators in my opinion. She did a fantastic job as I would expect.
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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 06-27-18

Dugoni is a master of the modern detective genre!

Robert Dugoni is also a master of the legal thriller genre with his David Sloane series, but A STEEP PRICE is Book 6 in his Seattle detective Tracy Crosswhite series. Dugoni's Tracy Crosswhite series, Karin Slaughter's Will Trent series, Louis Penny's Chief Inspector Gamache series, and Robert Bryndza's Erika Foster series are my four currently favorite detective series. As usual for Dugoni the publisher's summary sets up A STEEP PRICE very well. The novel features two unrelated cases,Tracy's murder case and her partner Vic Fazio's drug case. Tracy and her husband Dan are dealing with her pregnancy in its 16th week and Fazio is dealing with his wife's breast cancer. A truism about all of Robert Dugoni's novels is that family plays a major role.

Robert Dugoni usually releases novels at a rate of one every eight or nine months. During the last five weeks he has released both THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF SAM HELL and A STEEP PRICE. THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF SAM HELL is in my opinion a certain prize winner and may be one of the best novels of 2018.

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Love this series but...

I waited for this one since it was announced! But I have to say it doesn’t have the suspense that the others have. You’d have to be a seasoned reader and love this series to understand the relationship dynamics and why these events are important. I’m looking forward to the next one, and hoping that the events in this book set up for a great read as always.

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  • Roe
  • New Jersey
  • 07-09-18

A bit slow

I thought it was a little slow moving. Not enough action or suspense. It didn’t hold my attention so I found myself drifting and having to go back and listen to parts that had already been read.
Narration was very good

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Good. Not great

I really like this series and was happy that all the characters were back. I liked the story lines but I guess I was expecting them to connect or overlap.
Good listen but not my favorite in this series.

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Good listen!

Good writing. Kept me listening, a mystery that I did not figure out who dunnit! That is a good mystery to me. Excellent narrator!

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SUCH A GREAT SERIES!

This series has been a hard one to lay down. I love the characters in this book. Robert Dugoni has a way of making you feel like you are riding right beside Tracy, He is truly an awesome writer. I just hate waiting for the next release in the series. But since this one was JUST released, I guess it will be a while. But for those just starting out, read each book in order. It will help to know and understand all the characters.

So worth the credits!

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Brilliant!!

I can never get enough of these characters, they just touch my heart. Great writing!

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Ok continuation to a good series

I have enjoyed the previous Tracy Crosswhite books. The series seems to be getting weaker. Good narration. Not sure I will continue with the series.

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Brilliant

Once again Mr. Dugoni delivers an outstanding book. I look forward to reading many others.