The Trapped Girl
Thomas & Mercer
Seattle Detective Tracy Crosswhite investigates when a young woman’s body is fished up in a crab pot out of Puget Sound. It seems the victim went to great lengths to conceal her identity, but who was she and from whom was she trying to hide?
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“. . . an intricate and absorbing story that’s as hot as the unseasonable Seattle weather . . .”
Tracy and her team uncover evidence to suggest the woman was Andrea Strickland. Andrea disappeared under suspicious circumstances on Mount Rainier months earlier. The trail is confused by a web of conflicting clues. What happened that night on the slopes of the mountain? Did Andrea’s husband, poseur, former lawyer and failed businessman Graham Strickland kill her? Where is her best friend, Devin Chambers? What happened to Andrea’s half-million dollar trust fund? The more she digs into Andrea’s past, the more Tracy is haunted once again by her own family tragedy. She’s determined to solve the case, but jurisdiction issues means she has to hand over pursuit of the murderer to another agency. It’s headed by a detective who’s not only obnoxious but apparently incompetent. Tracy has to battle police bureaucracy before she can work around the problem. She uncovers a tale of betrayal, deceit and naked greed. The trail leads to a surprising discovery and a lethal confrontation–one which she might not survive.
In The Trapped Girl, Dugoni weaves an intricate and absorbing story that’s as hot as the unseasonable Seattle weather his detective battles through. Tracy Crosswhite’s humanity and compassion for the victim keeps the reader turning the pages to the very end.
Reviewer: Cindy A. Matthews