Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My Sister's Grave Book Review

I have a super awesome murder/mystery book that you will really want to read and you will enjoy it as much as I did! I started reading it late one night thinking I would finish the next night but I had to stay up all night to finish it because it was so suspenseful, I just had to know before I went to sleep! It is My Sister's Grave written by Robert Dugoni.
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 the 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:
I really did enjoy reading this very fascinating story and had concluded a few things almost right off because I am pretty good at reading mystery/thriller type books and this one was fascinating to read. I have learned quite a bit since I have been reading mysteries for over 20 something odd years and you can pick up things if you read carefully.
But, the rest was a surprise that I didn't see until it was almost upon me and I kept on thinking that the whole town sure is acting weird. If you had some new evidence that didn't match the defense records, I wouldn't have been surprised if the judge had locked up a good bit of them.
But, things have a way of working out and coming back full circle. Tracy is a great detective and more power to her because I sure as heck would have crumbled under all the grief she got for being a woman and wanting to be a cop so she could try and solve her own sister's murder more than 20 years ago.
And along the way Tracy picks up a love interest and finally it lightens up a bit here and there. It's really a great book to read and you will love it as much as I did!
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
A writer turned lawyer turned writer. Robert Dugoni was born in Idaho and raised in Northern California the middle child of a family of ten siblings. Dugoni jokes that he didn't get much of a chance to talk, so he wrote. By the seventh grade he knew he wanted to be a writer. 

 Dugoni wrote his way to Stanford University, receiving writing awards along the way, and majored in communications/journalism and creative writing while working as a reporter for the Stanford Daily.
Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


Loretta Sullivan said...

I'm a big fan of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. This year I read "Top Secret Twenty-One".

Book Attict said...

It's a tie between Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop and Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews.

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

techeditor said...

My favorite book I read this year is a 1988 literary thriller:
KOKO by Peter Straub.

heathertlc said...

I'm glad to see that there were some things that surprised you even with all your experience with mysteries!

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

diane said...

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarity was my favorite read this year.

desitheblonde said...

i like the book the fairy tale bride

Anita Yancey said...

My favorite book I read so far this year is The Night Searchers by Marcia Muller. Thanks for having the giveaway.