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The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni

The Trapped Girl (Tracy Crosswhite #4)The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Robert Dugoni is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors, and this book may be the one to cement it.

This book is filled with suspense, intrigue and enough mystery to keep you guessing until the exact moment Dugoni wants you to know what’s going on. It’s part of the Tracy Crosswhite series, but can be read as a standalone – although the rest of the series is so good, you should probably plan to pick them all up anyway.

A young fisherman pulls up a crab pot, and inside is a body – the woman obviously didn’t want to be found very easily leading up to her death. Once she’s identified, Tracy and her team safe thrust into a complicated web of missing people, deceiving husbands and money, lots of money.

This book will leave you guessing until the very end. Much of what happens in the key moments happens on Mt. Rainier, in scenes reminiscent of the many urban legends and mysteries that take place on the sides of mountains, where you’re left wondering if you ever truly know what happened (for my fellow nerds out there: I’m thinking of the Dyatlov Pass incident and the many books that has inspired or John Krakauer’s “Into Thin Air”).

What I love about Dugoni’s books is that he creates these amazing stories with great twists, but the ending is so satisfying. Everything makes sense – it’s not some outrageous completely unbelievable scenario, created just for shock value.

In short, do yourself a favor and pick this book up when it comes out next month. Until then, you can get ready by reading the first three novels in the Tracy Crosswhite series. You won’t regret it.

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