Tracy Crosswhite has spent twenty years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarahs disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesnt believe that Edmund House a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarahs murder is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedic...
|Title||:||My Sister's Grave|
|Number of Pages||:||416 pages|
My Sister's Grave Reviews
A smart murder mystery, well-written, and a plot that is not too convoluted. Lead characters are believable. I particularly liked Sheriff Roy Calloway, 'tough as a two dollar steak'. I got a real kick out of George Bovine stopping by the office of Dan O'Leary. Okay, so it's a small town in Washington and not Chicago, but this couldn't have been inadvertent on the author's part. Loved it!
This was a Kindle-First offering. Enjoyable read.
My Sister’s Grave is one of those books that had been on my “Want to Read” list for a while. Now that I’ve read it, I am still trying to figure out how to rate it. Did I like it? Yes. Did I love it? Not quite. I’m hoping that in the process of reviewing the novel, I will be able to decide for myself how much I liked it.
I was first introduced to Robert Dugoni and to his main character, Tracy Crosswhite, in his short story, The Academy. Tracy, a former high school chemistry teacher and also a cham ...more
This was an extremely poignant story and I felt more than a little sad while reading this book.
It is a suspenseful and (slightly) dark mystery/ police procedural with a strong female homicide detective at the very heart of it's storyline.
Tracy's sister disappeared approx. 20 years ago and that event has since decimated her entire family and changed her life forever.
She is no longer a high school chemistry teacher but is in fact now a member of Seattle's finest PD.
This book starts ...more
I started out backwards ...not too unusual for me. I read HER FINAL BREATH, second book in the series before this one. Happily, both books are fine as stand-alones.
Tracy is a homicide detective who's been searching for her missing sister for the past 20 years. Sara disappeared when she was 18 and was never seen or heard of again. A man was arrested and sent to prison for her murder based on evidence found. That should have satisfied Tracy's need for justice, but she always felt that something wa ...more
The Hook - My Sister’s Grave has been on my TBR list for a long time. The price was right and so was my mood.
The Line - The epigraph
”Better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.
--SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, Commentaries on the Laws of England”
The Sinker - It’s twenty years, twenty long years to wonder where the body of your sister has been buried. You were the big sister, you were responsible for her and yet you put your own happiness ahead of that and let her drive home a ...more
I'm going to be a curmudgeon for a moment.
It takes two things to make a great book (OK, that's oversimplified, but bear with me a sec): Being able to tell a good story, and being able to write well. This book has a pretty good grasp on the first part, but utterly fails on the second.
The book's plot is fine, if unoriginal--it's nothing we haven't seen before (a cop with a murdered sibling/spouse/child is practically a requirement for a suspense novel), but it makes sense and has a good grasp of ...more
I can not
I can not
I can not give
I can not give
I can not give this book the full 5 stars
I can not give this book the full 5 stars but I can give it 3.5 and round her up to 4 stars!!!
Most mystery/thriller novels are fairly formulaic but while I know this, I generally don't feel it while I'm reading. I've spent some time in *deep meditation* culling through all the reasons this could be and after communing with some book gods and spirit animals I've come up with my top three:
1) I am a maverick. I ...more
Absolutely excellent! This is a thriller at its best for me. I kept flicking the pages and ended up staying up very late [early hours of the morning and tired out the next day] to finish reading it. It so captured every single tingle in me.
For 20 years she has been wondering what has happened to her sister. For 20 years she believes the wrong person was blamed. No body to proof anything. I can't tell you too much about this story as it needs to be read by you the reader to get all the pieces of ...more