Published By Thomas & Mercer
Publish Date: September, 2015
Her Final Breath
Homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite has returned to the police force after the sensational retrial of her sister's killer. Still scarred from that ordeal, Tracy is pulled into an investigation that threatens to end her career, if not her life.
A serial killer known as the Cowboy is killing young women in cheap motels in North Seattle and Tracy receives a menacing message suggesting the killer could be targeting her personally. With clues scarce and more victims dying, Tracy realizes the key to solving the murders may lie in a decade-old homicide investigation that others, including her captain, Johnny Nolasco, would prefer to keep buried. With the Cowboy on the hunt, can Tracy find the evidence to stop him, or will she become his next victim?
"Her Final Breath is a stunningly suspenseful exercise in terror that hits every note at the perfect pitch, further establishing Dugoni as a household name."
JLand, Providence Rhode Island Journal
"Dugoni does a masterful job with this entertaining novel, as he has done in all his prior works. If you are not already reading his books, you should be! HER FINAL BREATH is a great place to start."
"Dugoni avoids all of the usual serial killer clichès with this compelling thriller that reads like the best of Michael Connelly. The engrossing and authentic details of Crosswhite's probe will make readers feel as if they are involved in every step of the case. Crosswhite is a sympathetic, well-drawn protagonist, and her next adventure can't come fast enough."
Library Journal starred review
"Move over, Olivia Benson. I have a new favorite female detective, and her name is Detective Tracy Crosswhite!"
A Belle's Tale Blog review
"Once again Dugoni proves he has a knack for setting up his plot and slowly building suspense so that all of a sudden the reader finds that they cannot put the book down for any length of time."
The Barking Bookworm blog review"Wow, as with his last book, Dugoni delivers a mystery suspense thriller with well developed, top-shelf characters. He keeps you guessing and all the while, you have to love Tracy and her team; her tenacity fighting against all odds."
Judith Collins Must Reads blog review
"This is very suspenseful story with lots of action and it made me hold my breath in a couple of places. You'll keep turning pages to see how it turns out. Nobody gets out without a few scars &"
Journey of a Bookseller blog review"Dugoni is the 'master of Seattle menace'."
The Big Thrill
"Takes the stock items and reinvents them with crafty plotting and high energy ... the revelations come in a wild finale." Booklist"Dugoni expertly ratchets up the suspense as Crosswhite becomes a target herself."
Seattle Times"Dugoni avoids all of the usual serial killer clichès with this compelling thriller that reads like the best of Michael Connelly. The engrossing and authentic details of Crosswhite's probe will make readers feel as if they are involved in every step of the case. Crosswhite is a sympathetic, well-drawn protagonist, and her next adventure can't come fast enough."
Library Journal starred review
" ...the well-developed characters make this an entertaining read."
"Dugoni pulls out all the stops."