cover image In Her Tracks

In Her Tracks

Robert Dugoni. Thomas & Mercer, $15.95 trade paper (384p) ISBN 978-1-5420-0837-2

Thriller Award finalist Dugoni’s gripping eighth mystery featuring Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite (after 2020’s A Cold Trail) opens with Tracy returning from medical leave to the SPD’s Violent Crimes Section only to be abruptly transferred to the Cold Case Unit by her superior, Capt. Johnny Nolasco, who has a grudge against her dating back to when he was a police academy instructor and she was a trainee. As Nolasco knows, investigating cold cases could prove emotionally taxing for Tracy, because she has been obsessively searching for a missing sister for 20 years. Nolasco hopes she’ll resign. Instead, Tracy plunges into several cases, one involving two missing prostitutes that she’s able to tie to a Violent Crimes search for a woman who recently moved to the city and disappeared from the same neighborhood as the prostitutes. The easy give and take between Tracy and her former Violent Crimes colleague, Kinsington Rowe, with whom she works on the cold cases, is a highlight. Several plot surprises lead to a satisfying ending. Fans of police procedurals will hope Tracy has a long career. [em]Agent: Rebecca Scherer, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Apr.) [/em]