Published By Thomas & Mercer
Publish Date: January 24, 2017
The Trapped Girl
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. Once again, New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni delivers a taut, riveting thriller in the fourth installment of his acclaimed Tracy Crosswhite series.
"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. "
Publisher's Weekly Starred Review
"Dugoni drills so deep into the troubled relationships among his characters that each new revelation shows them in a disturbing new light & an unholy tangle of crimes makes this his best book to date."