THE TRAPPED GIRL is the fourth book in Tracy
Crosswhite series and in this book she has to find
out the identity of a girl found dead in a crab pot, and
also find the person who has put the girl there. It's not
an easy case and when the evidence points to this being a
woman that disappeared a couple of months ago is Tracy
reminded of her own sister's disappearance and murder.
Although I've loved the previous books in this series, THE
TRAPPED GIRL is the first Tracy Crosswhite book
that really didn't work for me. I had a
hard time getting into the story, and frankly I never felt
that interested in this case about the girl in the crab
pot. What bothered me from the beginning was the "diary"
entries from the possible murder victim that inter-looped
with the story. It just slowed down the book and every
time it was time for a new "diary entry" did I mentally
groan. It just felt so out of place in the story, I would
have preferred flashbacks, or perhaps just someone's
thoughts. Now it felt like I was reading a diary. But it
was never really explained if it was it or not. It just
The Tracy Crosswhite series has until now been
quite good, but this book just didn't rock my boat.
Unfortunately, even the personal stuff going on in
Tracey's life bored me. There weren't that many twists in
the story that took me by surprise, rather it often felt
like it was an obvious turn instead of a surprise twist.
However, towards the end, did the book both get better
and surprise me with some twists that I had not seen
coming. I quite liked the ending of the book with the
final confrontation between Tracy and he/she who-would-
THE TRAPPED GIRL may not have been a favorite book of
mine when it comes to this series, but I will definitely
keep on reading this series because I like Tracy
Crosswhite and I do want to know what happens next in her
life. This book can be read without the reader having
read the previous books. But, the first book in this
series really quite good, and I definitely recommend
starting from the beginning.
When a woman’s body is discovered submerged in a crab pot in
the chilly waters of Puget Sound, Detective Tracy Crosswhite
finds herself with a tough case to untangle. Before they can
identify the killer, Tracy and her colleagues on the Seattle
PD’s Violent Crimes Section must figure out who the victim
is. Her autopsy, however, reveals she may have gone to great
lengths to conceal her identity. So who was she running from?
After evidence surfaces that their Jane Doe may be a woman
who suspiciously disappeared months earlier, Tracy is once
again haunted by the memory of her sister’s unsolved murder.
Dredging up details from the woman’s past leads to
conflicting clues that only seem to muddy the investigation.
As Tracy begins to uncover a twisted tale of brutal betrayal
and desperate greed, she’ll find herself risking everything
to confront a killer who won’t go down without a deadly
fight. Once again, New York Times bestselling author
Robert Dugoni delivers a taut, riveting thriller in the
fourth installment of his acclaimed Tracy Crosswhite series.