Synopses & Reviews
"Expert pacing saves the day in this standalone novel from Dugoni (The Conviction) starring Det. Tracy Crosswhite, a Seattle policewoman obsessed with solving the supposedly closed case of her sister Sarah's disappearance. When the young woman's remains are finally discovered, Tracy returns to her hometown of Cedar Grove, Wash., in the Cascade Mountains. She is determined to reevaluate the evidence that sent suspicious local man Edmund House to prison for Sarah's rape and murder 20 years before. Dan O'Leary, one of Tracy's childhood friends who is now an outstanding courtroom lawyer (and virile but sensitive stud), assists her in obtaining a hearing to free Edmund and reopen the case. The plot elements may not be exactly fresh, but Dugoni does a superior job of positioning them for maximum impact, especially in a climactic scene set in an abandoned mine during a blizzard which is melodramatic but nevertheless effective. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Tracy Crosswhite has spent twenty years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah's disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn't believe that Edmund House--a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah's murder--is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedicated her life to tracking down killers.
When Sarah's remains are finally discovered near their hometown in the northern Cascade mountains of Washington State, Tracy is determined to get the answers she's been seeking. As she searches for the real killer, she unearths dark, long-kept secrets that will forever change her relationship to her past--and open the door to deadly danger.