My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni – Review @robertdugoni

My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni - Review @robertdugoni

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My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni – Review @robertdugoniMy Sister's Grave on November 1, 2014
Pages: 416
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Robert Dugoni’s bestselling legal thrillers have earned him comparisons to John Grisham, Scott Turow, and Nelson DeMille, among others. In MY SISTER’S GRAVE (Thomas & Mercer; October 14, 2014), Dugoni returns with the powerful and poignant story of a homicide detective determined to avenge the murder of her beloved younger sister – regardless of the cost.

Seattle cop Tracy Crosswhite was a high school chemistry teacher when her teenaged sister Sarah disappeared one night on her way home to their small town of Cedar Grove. A young ex-con, Edmund House, was quickly tried and convicted of her murder. Twenty years and a career change later, Tracy has dedicated her life to questioning whether the right man went to jail. When Sarah’s remains are uncovered from a newly-exposed lake bed, new evidence seems to support Tracy’s theory that the original prosecution was deeply flawed.

Working with a childhood friend, now an attorney, to exonerate House and find Sarah’s true killer, Tracy begins to uncover long-held secrets that point to a shocking – and potentially catastrophic – truth about what happened to her sister on that long-ago night. Somewhere in Cedar Grove, a killer is waiting, and Tracy must summon the strength to confront the past in order to save her future.

An explosive whodunit with a family love story at its heart, MY SISTER’S GRAVE is a thriller that’s difficult to put down, and marks an exciting new chapter for acclaimed writer Robert Dugoni.

My Thoughts

My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni can be summed up in one (possibly made up) words: unputdownable. Yes. Really. I could not stop reading this one from the moment I started. The story is expertly crafted and you’re trying to guess what’s going to happen but you can’t. This is a murder mystery story with enticing characters. Tracy’s sister went missing years ago, and, though someone has been convicted of murdering her (even without a body), Tracy has always thought this person was framed. She became a detective and is astonished when her sister’s grave is uncovered. She enlists the help of her childhood friend and attorney Dan to try to get to the bottom of the story.

I really, really loved this story. There is a murder mystery, some hints of attraction, thriller aspects, and legal/police procedural parts throughout that keep the story fresh. Once you start, you just want to keep reading. If you enjoy murder mysteries with smart female leads and crazy corruption, this is a story you definitely need to read. Robert Dugoni has been added to my must-read list, and I will be seeking out more books written by him in the future.

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  1. I don’t know all Dugoni’s books because I’ve read only a couple, but I can tell you that another very good 5-staar book is THE CONVICTION. You should check it out.

    I’m anxious to read this one now.

    1. I love that, too, Heather! Such a great feeling. 😀 Thank you very much for stopping by and for letting me be a part of the tour. I very much enjoyed this book, and now have an author I will be reading for years to come.

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