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The trapped girl, Robert Dugoni

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The trapped girl
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The trapped girl
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Robert Dugoni
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eng
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"When a woman's body is discovered submerged in a crab pot in the chilly waters of Puget Sound, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself with a tough case to untangle. Before they can identify the killer, Tracy and her colleagues on the Seattle PD's Violent Crimes Section must figure out who the victim is. Her autopsy, however, reveals she may have gone to great lengths to conceal her identity. So who was she running from? After evidence surfaces that their Jane Doe may be a woman who suspiciously disappeared months earlier, Tracy is once again haunted by the memory of her sister's unsolved murder. Dredging up details from the woman's past leads to conflicting clues that only seem to muddy the investigation. As Tracy begins to uncover a twisted tale of brutal betrayal and desperate greed, she'll find herself risking everything to confront a killer who won?t go down without a deadly fight."--Amazon.com
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  • The opening of Dugoni’s new Detective Tracy Crosswhite procedural is at once ordinary and gripping. A young man retrieving crab pots from the chill waters of Puget Sound wonders why this one is so heavy. “Then,” the author understates, “he saw the hand.” Detective Crosswhite wastes no time finding a name for the corpse, aided by the numbers on the dead woman’s surgical implants. Then Dugoni interrupts the narrative for an italicized interior monologue by . . . whom? The victim? The killer? Whatever, we’re witness to a woman’s life going wrong as the Galahad she married is revealed as a loser who's after her trust fund. Meanwhile, Crosswhite’s investigation proceeds through levels of deceit, just as the corpse’s identity grows cloudier rather than clearer. About halfway through, Dugoni introduces a long sequence we could do without. Good cops, bad cops, jerk bosses, cop turf wars, even a marriage proposal in a lighthouse, briefly diminishing the narrative energy, but hold on, it soon comes roaring back in the form of chases, double-crosses, and shoot-outs. Is the reader's likely guess about the dead girl’s identity right? Well, yes. Sort of. -- Crinklaw, Don (Reviewed 12/1/2016) (Booklist, vol 113, number 7, p32)
  • /* Starred Review */ In Dugoni’s outstanding fourth Tracy Crosswhite mystery (after 2016’s In the Clearing), the Seattle homicide detective investigates the death of Andrea Strickland, a young woman whose body a fisherman finds in a crab pot raised from the sea. Andrea, who was reported missing after a treacherous mountain hike, was already presumed to be dead. The victim’s husband is the prime suspect and the beneficiary of a sizable life insurance policy. As the plot twists and turns, Tracy is struck by the similarities between her own life and Andrea’s: both suffered family tragedies and rigidly structured their lives to compensate for the loss. For Tracy, solving the case is personal—but on a different level than the murder of her sister years before. In less deft hands this tale wouldn’t hold water, but Dugoni presents his victim’s life in discrete pieces, each revealing a bit more about Andrea and her struggle to find happiness. Tracy’s quest to uncover the truth leads her into life-altering peril in this exceptional installment. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Jan.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 11/14/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 46, p)
  • Seattle Police Detective Tracy Crosswhite's fourth case takes her out of her hometown, out of her jurisdiction, and out of her comfort zone.Kurt Schill is nothing but a high school student who does a little illegal crabbing. Imagine his shock when he pulls a crab pot from Puget Sound with a dead woman stuffed inside. The corpse, identified as Lynn Cora Hoff, seems to have no history and no back story; she'd even retrieved the obligatory before-and-after photographs Dr. Yee Wu took at the time of her recent extensive plastic surgery. A series of flashbacks from a spectrally ambiguous point of view opens a window onto a darker side of the story, suggesting that the victim was actually the wife of Portland attorney Graham Strickland. And soon enough, Tracy's investigation comes to focus on Strickland, whose bride, Andrea, mysteriously vanished during the couple's climb of Mount Rainier six weeks ago. Lynn's one close friend, Devin Chambers, is unavailable to shed any light on Lynn's death, and Andrea's aunt, Patricia Orr, though she's available, is no more helpful. Even worse, Tracy faces stiff competition from Detective Stan Fields, of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, over control of the case since Andrea Strickland went missing from his jurisdiction, and Lynn Hoff might have been killed anywhere before being stuffed into that crab pot. Tracy's vexed relationship with her boss, Capt. Johnny Nolasco, guarantees that this struggle will continue until the case is finally laid to rest. Dugoni (In the Clearing, 2016, etc.) drills so deep into the troubled relationships among his characters that each new revelation shows them in a disturbing new light. The dizzying descent from a solid, unspectacular procedural to an unholy tangle of crimes makes this his best book to date.(Kirkus Reviews, November 15, 2016)
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Dugoni, Robert
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The Tracy Crosswhite series
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[4]
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  • Murder
  • Sisters
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The trapped girl, Robert Dugoni
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000059534226
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21 cm.
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First edition.
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363 pages
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9781503940406
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(OCoLC)956691910
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The trapped girl, Robert Dugoni
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Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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000059534226
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9781503940406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)956691910

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