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My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni

My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni*I received a copy of this book for review, but was not compensated financially in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based solely on my experiences while reading this book.*

Title: My Sister’s Grave

Author: Robert Dugoni

About the Book

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 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.

My Review

My Sister’s Grave was the first Robert Dugoni novel I read and I really enjoyed it! The author captured my attention from the very first chapter – a sign that he is a talented writer and storyteller. I spent many late nights reading this legal thriller because I needed to find out who the real killer was. It was an interesting ride with a few twists and turns along the way.

The story unfolds in the present with a mix of flashbacks to the past so we can learn happened back when the event took place. Tracy’s sister, Sarah, disappeared when she was 18 years old and they never found her body – until the present day. Once Sarah’s body was found 20 years later, Tracy was on a mission to prove that a conspiracy was in place to wrongfully convict Edmund House for her death. Tracy has damning evidence and her new lawyer, Dan, a childhood friend and a new romantic interest, fights for Edmund’s release from prison.

A good chunk of the book takes place in the courtroom where evidence is presented and we learn more about this huge cover-up to convict Edmund House. Along the way, there are threats to Tracy and Dan’s life and a budding romantic relationship. I also loved that Dan had two dogs that he treated like his children. He seemed like a really good guy and I was rooting for Tracy and Dan’s relationship to work out after the court case ended.

The whole book I was trying to figure out who the real killer was and what really happened to Sarah 20 years ago. It made me want to keep reading to find out what happened. The author revealed new information at the perfect times to capture my interest and make me care about what was going to happen to these characters.

The excitement really picked up towards the end and there was a few very tense moments. I was glad to have my questions answered about Sarah’s case. I dislike when books end without resolving the main story line.

There was a small side story line about a case Tracy was working on at her job as detective in Seattle. I’m wondering if there will be a sequel to learn more about that case since we never found out what happened. However, Tracy was very busy with her sister’s case so there really wasn’t any time for her to be working on the one in Seattle.

I’m going to be on the look out for more Robert Dugoni books. This book made me a new fan of his!

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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