In the Clearing
Detective Tracy Crosswhite has a skill, and a soft spot, for tackling unsolved crimes. Having lost her own sister to murder at a young age, Tracy has dedicated her career to bringing justice and closure to the families and friends of victims of crime.
So when Jenny, a former police academy classmate and protégé, asks Tracy to help solve a cold case that involves the...more
Buzz's photographs of the hill descending into the clearing showed an area where there were no tire tracks (...Eric crested the hill and got air before coming back down). But Ron subsequently went back to the clearing to retrieve Kimmi. Why did Ron's trip into the clearing not leave tire tracks? (hide spoiler)]
Detective Tracy Crosswhite is called upon to unravel the tangled complications of a 40 year old crime that sits in the dust pile of cold cases. Her friend, Jenny, an academy classmate, wants Tracy to bring to light the details of Jenny's detective father's case after his death. Tracy doesn't have much to go on here in Klickitat County, Washington.
A Native American high school girl, Kimi Kanasket, was found in the cold, raging river nearby in 1976. Kimi ...more
In this book we are in the present and in the past in 1976. In the year of 1976 we are reading about deputy Buzz Almond trying to figure out what happened to Kimi Kanasket. In the current year of 2016 Tracy is asked by Buzz daughter Jenny, whom she knows from working together, to help with the cold case. ...more
The Line - ”You must be a magnet for murders”, her sergeant, Billy Williams said.
The Sinker -
”Seemed every time Tracy and her partner, Kinsington Rowe, were the homicide team on call, someone got killed.”
Another murder to solve, just another day in the homicide department. Of course, ...more
Jenny asks her friend and police academy classmate Tracy Crosswhite for help as what she has read has perturbed her. After reading the file Tracy agrees and sets about uncovering a long buried truth.
This is my first Robert Dugoni. I found the plot interesting, but not gripping in an 'omg I ...more
Yes yes YES! I’ve finally got to this one.
Third book in the Tracy Crosswhite series which I’ve enjoyed.
This author has made an impression on me.
Loving this series so much I’ve bought them all for my shelf.
40 years ago we didn’t have the kind of technology we do today, hence Police and DI couldn’t work with what they do now.
So when something happens, it uncovers something from yesteryear. 40 years ago.
It was interesting to me to see this plot unfold. The chapters flew by.
I love this authors ...more
In this third book of the Tracy Crosswhite series, Tracy is called in to Seattle to investigate a domestic incident, the shooting and murder of a man by his estranged wife. But was it really a situation of ...more
Another wonderful book in the Tracy Crosswhite series! I love reading this series because I know the neighborhoods and businesses Robert Dugoni is writing about. It's like I’m riding shotgun while Tracy drives all around my city. I’ve come to realize that it’s enjoyable to read a book set in your city or state.
In the Clearing is the third book in the series and consists of two cases. A 1976 cold case over in Klickitat County, Washington of a Native American teenager who commits suicide ...more
One of the things that makes this book so good is the in depth forensics and investigation of a very cold case. The facts were well laid out, both in 1976 and current day. The case involved a young woman whose death was ruled a ...more
In any case, this series gets better and better. More intricately plotted than the first two (which I loved), this instalment escaped the 'it's all about Tracy' theme that I worried would take over the series. ...more
Crosswhite investigates the 40 year old, purported, suicide of a Native American high school girl. A girl with a very bright future.
Intriguing book, full if false starts, strong ending with that makes wonderful sense if all the clues. But not what I expected.
Robert Dugoni is now a favourite author for me.
There are cold cases which previous stories have shown Detective Tracy Crosswhite has a skill in re-visiting and there are others in cryogenic stasis. When her friend asks her to take a fresh look at the first investigation her Dad had in his ...more
In the Clearing is the third and latest book in the Tracy ...more
A former police academy classmate and friend, Jenny, reaches out to Tracy to help solve the possible murder of a Native American high school student. It was officially ruled as suicide. Jenny's dad was a new deputy when he investigated. When he passed away, Jenny found the file locked away in his desk. And she would like Tracy to take a look ... Jenny would like closure for her father ...and for the ...more
The current-day subplot felt a little tacked-on, though it certainly has some twists of its own.
This is an interesting book and I recommend it to all who like Dugoni's books, Seattle/West Coast settings, or mysteries generally.
Jenny Almond, a friend and former classmate from the ...more
Tracy's sister Sarah disappeared when she was a teen which haunted and shaped Tracy’s future. So when her friend Jenny asks her to investigate a 40 year cold case mysterious suicide of a teenager Tracy jumps right in. Meanwhile back in Seattle her team is investigating a domestic shooting where the mom and son have both confessed to killing the victim.
Robert Dugouni ...more
Dugoni returns with the third novel in the Crosswhite series, taking a different spin from the previous series writing. While the team lands a homicide with a strong self-defence component, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself lured to assist a friend who has been given a cold case by her late father. In the ...more
At the same time, Tracy's team back in Seattle deal with an investigation into the shooting of ...more
Two cases, one present and active and one past and closed. The latter gets reopened by Crosswhite as a favor to a friend. Although that case was ruled a suicide, the friend's father, who worked on the case, was never satisfied with that resolution. At the same time that Crosswhite is working that case, she and her partner are working a present day case that appears simple at first but quickly gets complicated.
The two cases don't have much in common but it was fascinating ...more
The 3rd novel in the Tracy Crosswhite series focuses on 2 murder cases. The first one is a cold case from 1976. Tracy's friend's father has recently died and was the sheriff of a small town. He couldn't solve a case from 1976 that involves a senior year girl who disappeared one night after work and was found in a river. The case was ruled a suicide and was closed. Tracy is looking into the case for her friend and believes the young girl didn't commit suicide.
Robert Dugoni returns following (2015) Her Final Breath, with the third riveting installment of Tracy Crosswhite, IN THE CLEARING a cold case of 40 years with some dark secrets of the past.
Set in Seattle, Washington Detective Tracy Crosswhite, finds herself in another adventure—from 1976 to 2016. Klickitat County Sheriff Jenny Almond (friend from the academy), asks Tracy to take a look at a ...more