Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Release Day Review: Close to Home (The Tracy Crosswhite Series, #5) by Robert Dugoni

Title: Close to Home 
Author: Robert Dugoni 
Source: Publisher 
Publisher: Thomas and Mercer 
Published: September 5th, 2017 
Purchase: Amazon | B&N 

Summary: New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni’s acclaimed series continues as Tracy Crosswhite is thrown headlong into the path of a killer conspiracy.

While investigating the hit-and-run death of a young boy, Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite makes a startling discovery: the suspect is an active-duty serviceman at a local naval base. After a key piece of case evidence goes missing, he is cleared of charges in a military court. But Tracy knows she can’t turn her back on this kind of injustice.

When she uncovers the driver’s ties to a rash of recent heroin overdoses in the city, she realizes that this isn’t just a case of the military protecting its own. It runs much deeper than that, and the accused wasn’t acting alone. For Tracy, it’s all hitting very close to home.

As Tracy moves closer to uncovering the truth behind this insidious conspiracy, she’s putting herself in harm’s way. And the only people she can rely on to make it out alive might be those she can no longer trust.




I could hardly wait for this new installment in the Tracy Crosswhite series, and author Robert Dugoni certainly didn’t disappoint. 

When twelve-year-old D’Andre Miller is killed in a hit and run, Tracy and her fellow detectives in the A-team of the Seattle Police Department's Violent Crimes Section are called to the scene. Though this is not the kind of case the team usually investigates, the sensitivity and nature of the crime require the case to be thoroughly examined by Seattle’s best. It is an absolutely heartbreaking storyline as this beautiful and promising young boy loses his life in such a terrible tragedy. It’s not just hard for this mom to read; but it’s also an extremely painful investigation for Del, one of Tracy’s fellow detectives, as he is still mourning the loss of his teenage niece who recently died of a heroin overdose – also an ongoing investigation. It seems these two cases wouldn’t have anything at all in common, but Mr. Dugoni weaves these two storylines into an intriguing and shocking intersecting outcome. 

This novel has a very different feel from its predecessors by exploring an entirely new territory in the naval base in Bremerton. The inclusion of the military court and naval base makes this story really stand out in the series, and it’s extremely fascinating. Though I should not have been surprised when it comes to this series, I was absolutely glued to the pages – even though I would have sworn before reading that this one might not resonate with me as much as some of the others. I just love when an author proves me wrong. 

It’s always so good to visit Tracy, Dan, and the gang; and catching up on their personal lives is something I always look most forward to. It’s like seeing old friends, and I love that we get to know Del better in this book. I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery, the investigations, and all the twists and turns this series is known for. Another wonderful addition to what has become one of my favorite mystery and crime series. 


I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. 

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10 comments:

  1. I will have to try this series as I love a good mystery with lots of twists and turns. Welcome back! Happy September. I am just getting back in the routine today.

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    1. Thank you, my friend! Happy September to you! Glad you're back, and I do hope you'll give this series a read :)

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  2. WIFEY IS BACK!!! YAY! Not at all surprised you loved this one and I am so glad this author keeps delivering for you. Awesome review!

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    1. Thank you, love! Me too! Tracy is awesome <3

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  3. I love a good murder-mystery in the fall!!! :)

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    1. This is a sad one but a great mystery thriller! You'll love Tracy :)

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  4. I have book one on my wishlist, I am sure you are responsible!

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    1. Love that! I can't wait for you to start this series; I know you're going to really enjoy it :D

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  5. Glad it was such a good installment. I really like that cover for some reason I can't even explain.

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  6. I really need to pick up this series it looks like. Thought this installment looks absolutely heart breaking and for a mom hard to read. Still its awesome that the authors writing is so amazing

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