When a teenage boy discovers a woman’s body in the Puget Sound, Detective Tracy Crosswhite and her colleagues face one of their toughest cases yet. Identifying their victim leads to the unsolved case of a woman presumed dead in a hiking accident on Mount Rainier months earlier. But how does an unrecovered body that seemingly disappeared off the side of a mountain end up in the Puget Sound? The more clues Tracy uncovers, the more twisted the case becomes.
Not only did this book fit all my requirements for a mystery; but along with keeping me on my toes and giving me that adrenaline rush I love, it also pulled at my heartstrings and satisfied the romantic in me. I've loved Tracy and her co-workers-turned-family for a while now; and because of the heartbreak and loss she's experienced, I've longed for certain things for Tracy. Mr. Dugoni delivered those things and then some. Kept me on the edge of my seat? Check. Gave me clues to figure out one twist while blindsiding me with another? Double check. Made me laugh and cry and fall even more in love with these characters? All the checks!! While these books can be read as stand-alones because the author does a great job of catching new readers up without it being overwhelming, I still recommend starting with book one. I can't imagine not having been with this group from the start. Books one through three made four all the more satisfying for me.
I highly recommend this series for readers who love mystery and suspense but also for those who love endearing kickass heroines and brilliantly done detective novels. As always, this author’s writing is rich in detail, the characters captivating and compelling. I can hardly wait to see where he takes Tracy (and me) next.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.