Author: Robert Dugoni
Publication Date: November 1, 2014
Pages: 410 (Paperback)
My Rating: 8/10
Overview: Tracy Crosswhite, a Seattle police officer, has come back to the town where she grew up. It's the same town where her sister was brutally murdered.
20 years after Tracy's sister was killed, her remains are discovered. The grave sheds light on the true nature of her death and it's possible the wrong man had been convicted of the crime.
Can Tracy uncover her sister's true murderer before it's too late?
What I loved: I'm always up for a suspenseful mystery and thriller and My Sister's Grave served as both.
I enjoyed the flip-flopping narration from past to present. The reader gets to learn about the night Tracy's sister disappeared with her simply telling us what happened. It's also very easy to distinguish from past to present as the past chapters are italicized.
There's also a great legal, in-the-courtroom aspect to the story which only increases excitement of finding out who the real killer is.
Tracy is a strong main character and her story along with the entire book was very well-written. I liked the shorter chapters because they kept me reading to find out what would happen next.
The surprise ending is fantastic, I didn't see it coming at all!
I'm very excited to read the prequel and sequels to Tracy Crosswhite's story.
What I didn't: There is a slight romantic spin happening in the book and for it to be more realistic, I would have liked more flashbacks between the two characters to show why they would be attracted to each other in the present time.
Also, at times, I had trouble keeping track of all the characters, some names were similar and I often had to flip back to see who was who.