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A Cold Trail

(Tracy Crosswhite #7)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  14,500 ratings  ·  935 reviews

In New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni’s riveting series, Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite returns home to a brutal murder and her haunted past.

The last time homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite was in Cedar Grove, it was to see her sister’s killer put behind bars. Now she’s returned for a respite and the chance to put her life back in order for h

Kindle Edition, 355 pages
Published February 4th 2020 by Thomas & Mercer
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Sucheta Yes, you can definitely read this one stand-alone. it has its own plot and I didn't find any dependency on previous novels in the series.…moreYes, you can definitely read this one stand-alone. it has its own plot and I didn't find any dependency on previous novels in the series.(less)
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Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Tracy Crosswhite has returned to her hometown of Cedar Grove, a place that holds painful memories for her. The last time she returned was to see her sister, Sarah's killer put behind bars. Now she has returned with her husband Dan and their daughter, Daniella. Dan is an attorney who is representing a local business/merchant who is in jeopardy of going out of business due to the town's revitalization.

Tracy has a chance meeting with an old friend (former police chief, Sam Calloway), and is drawn i
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
It’s been over 18 months since the prior Tracy Crosswhite mystery, so it felt good to play catch up. Tracy now has a 2 month old baby girl and she and Dan have temporarily moved back to Cedar Grove whole their house is renovated. While there, she agrees to help the interim sheriff investigate the death of the prior sheriff’s wife and two other older deaths that might be connected. At the same time, Dan is representing a local businessman who’s suing the township.

Both Tracy and Dan continue to g
Kylie D
Tracy and Dan are back in their hometown of Cedar Grove, Washington, after the birth of their daughter. While Dan is working from home and commuting to Seattle when necessary, Tracy is going stir crazy looking at the snow covered town. So when the local police chief asks for her help she has no hesitation in jumping in. The case, or cases, she looks into start to weave together into conspiracy and cover up going back twenty six years, and Tracy, having known the people involved all her life, fin ...more
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the seventh and latest addition to Robert Dugoni's brilliant Seattle based series featuring homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite. The winds of change bring us Tracy on maternity leave, she and her lawyer husband, Dan, are delighted at being parents to two month old baby Daniella. However, their Seattle home is struggling to contain them, triggering a temporary move back to Cedar Grove. a place that holds painful memories and trauma for Tracy. It was here that she was instrumental in putti ...more
Tracy Crosswhite is back for book number seven in the series and I was more than ready to see her again. With her are her attorney husband, Dan, and her two month old baby girl. The family is back in Tracy and Dan's hometown due to their Seattle home being under renovation. But there is no rest for either of them, as Dan is representing a client in Cedar Grove while Tracy takes on an investigation there, also.

Dan and Tracy's work intertwines as a spider web of events and murders from twenty six
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT: '... have you really not yet figured out why I invited you to this party? You thought Tracy was getting too close to those answers, that she had pieced all this together, that she had concluded you were the killer. So you stalked her. . . That's something that will be easy enough for (them) to believe, and you waited until she was alone. You came here to kill her, but you forgot one thing. You forgot that Tracy was always fast with a gun and she, too, managed to get off a shot. It wasn' ...more
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
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First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Robert Dugoni and Thomas & Mercer for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.

Returning for another instalment of this series, I turn to Robert Dugoni and hope that the quality remains high and the plot twists plentiful. I was not disappointed with this novel, which returns to some roots and provides a core storyline that many series fans will surely enjoy. Tracy Crosswhite is on the
Tracy Crosswhite is back & the first thing you’ll notice is her gun & handcuffs have been replaced with a bottle & diapers. Baby Daniella has arrived. She & Dan are ecstatic but their little house in Seattle is bursting at the seams so the whole family moves back to Cedar Grove while it undergoes renovation.

Dan picks up a case representing a local merchant. For some reason the city has been buying up properties on the main drag but his client has no desire to sell. As far as Dan is concerned, th
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A Cold Trail by Robert Dugoni is the seventh mystery in the Tracy Crosswhite series but it works well as a stand-alone. However, I now realize that I would enjoy reading the previous books as well. Seattle police detective Tracy Crosswhite has returned to her hometown of Cedar Grove with her husband Dan and their infant daughter, while their home is being renovated. Dan is a lawyer and is soon working on a case for a local merchant. Tracy is asked by the police chief to assist in the investigati ...more
In A COLD TRAIL, Robert Dugoni brings murder, mystery, and suspense to a police procedural novel like few authors can. This novel, set mostly in Cedar Grove, Washington in contemporary times, has both compelling characters and a plot that captures you and doesn’t let go until the final moments.

This story starts with a prologue set in Cedar Grove in 1993, but moves quickly to current events with occasional flashbacks to 1993 and to events that occurred during the past year. Tracy Crosswhite, a S
Aug 17, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

In this 7th book in the 'Tracy Crosswhite' series, the homicide detective investigates three cases. The book can be read as a standalone, but familiarity with earlier books is beneficial.


At the core of the story are three unsolved deaths, all of which occurred in Cedar Grove, Washington. Heather Johansen - an eighteen-year-old girl who worked for the then mayor was killed in 1993; Jason Matthews - a retired criminal defense lawyer hired to look into Heather's death was killed in 2
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I jumped right in to the Tracy Crosswhite series!

While this mystery thriller can certainly stand alone, I would love to know even more about Tracy’s background story. I could tell she has had a journey to get to where she is, and I adored her character, especially her toughness.

Robert Dugoni effortlessly delivered a stirring, compelling story, one that kept me turning pages compulsively and even gave me a couple laughs, too, with some witty humor. I definitely have plans to add the Tracy Crossw
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In this seventh book in his Detective Tracy Crosswhite series, Robert Dugoni sends Tracy back to Cedar Grove, the town where she and her husband lawyer Dan O'Leary both grew up. She and Dan are remodelling their house while Tracy is on maternity leave with their new baby, Daniella and have decided to stay in Dan's parents old house. Last time Tracy was in Cedar Grove was to investigate her sister Sarah's murder. The cold case murder of another young woman 20 years ago has recently been re-opened ...more
Motherhood and Mayhem......

Seems to be a contradiction in terms here.

But if you're Police Officer Tracy Crosswhite of Seattle, Washington, you've come to expect a bit of chaos impeding upon your down time. Our stalwart Tracy is now on maternity leave with two month old Daniella. She and the love of her life Dan, attorney at law, are setting up a temporary household in Tracy's home town of Cedar Grove while their original digs are under renovation.

Dugoni has slipped in an Irish nanny by the name
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Who isn't excited when a new Tracy Crosswhite novel is published?

This has been one of my favorite series over the past few years...with consistently fabulous writing and engaging story lines. Robert Dugoni rarely fails to entertain. This guy can write anything (and I truly mean that...his books have covered suspense, thrillers, police procedural, spy and espionage fiction, and even coming-of-age/domestic drama). He's a truly talented author.

Now that I've sufficiently bragged about Mr. Dugoni, l
Maureen Carden
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Seattle violent crimes detective Tracy Crosswhite, her attorney husband Dan O’Leary and two month old daughter Danielle return to their hometown of Cedar Grove in A Cold Trail . Tracy is on maternity leave and their Redmond house is being renovated.
It isn’t long before Dan picks up a legal case dealing with the town trying to force the sale of a long term business in Cedar Grove. But hey, that’s okay. However when the acting police chief asks Tracy to look into the recent murder of a young woman
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book and its fast paced action. Although I have not read the previous stories in this series, I found the book to be easily read and one in which I am encouraged to go back and read the books that preceded it.

I do like a strong female protagonist, and in Tracy Crosswhite I have found exactly the spunk, tenacity, and common sense approach to solving a crime that is often missing in so many other mysteries and police procedurals..

I definitely recommend this book to those who enjoy
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Transitions mark this 7th offering in the Tracy Crosswhite police procedural series. Tracy and her husband Dan are back in Cedar Grove with their 2-month old daughter and Tracy is struggling with her need to be a good mother while satisfying her love of police work. It just so happens that Cedar Grove’s Chief of Police is on mandatory leave as his journalist wife and house went up in flames. Clearly he can’t be part of the investigation. Roy Calloway, the previous Chief, is back on the job and c ...more
The 7th book in the Tracy Crosswhite series finds Tracy the mother of a 2 month old girl, Daniella, and back in Cedar Grove. Tracy, Dan, and Daniella have temporarily moved back while their home is being renovated. Tracy grew up in Cedar Grove and has many happy childhood memories. But there are also tragic ones. The last time Tracy was in Cedar Grove was for the trial of her sister's killer.

Dan is an attorney and he has been engaged to represent a local merchant who is in danger of losing his
Dugoni’s “A Cold Trail” is the seventh volume in his acclaimed Tracy Crosswhite series. For those familiar with the series and the characters, it’s probably like visiting old friends to open up this volume. For those of us who are just now dipping our toes in these waters, there’s a bit of a learning curve. Nevertheless, don’t be discouraged. There’s a terrific payoff in the end.

Tracy is a Seattle homicide detective. Her husband Dan is an attorney. This story takes them back to their humble sma
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Suspenseful, enthralling, and meticulous!

In this latest novel by Dugoni, A Cold Trail, we head back to Tracy and Dan’s hometown of Cedar Grove, Washington where Dan is immersed in a legal battle against the Mayor who seems to be expropriating old businesses, and Tracy, who’s technically on maternity leave, is swept up in an investigation into the murder of the police chief’s wife and the 1993 cold case of a slain teen that may or may not be connected.

The prose is bold and crisp. The characters a
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
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You can take the girl out of the cop station, but you can’t take the cop out of the girl. In Robert Dugoni’s A COLD TRAIL , Tracy Crosswhite is back in her hometown of Cedar Grove, where she and husband Dan O’Leary and two-month-old daughter Daniella are staying in Dan’s childhood home while their home is being renovated to make more room for their family. Tracy is still on maternity leave, and she is learning the joys and concerns of motherhood. When the former police chief Roy Calloway call ...more
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2019
A new book by Robert Dugoni always makes me happy. Another Tracy Crosswhite story makes me even happier. Spoilers ahead.....

Now that Tracy is on maternity leave and is wondering if she can balance being a cop and mother, she has a lot of time on her hands to grasp what she wants to do. So while her and Dan's house is being renovated, they go back to their hometown of Cedar Grove. Dan is working on a trial involving some businesses there and Tracy somehow gets involved in a policeman's wife's mur
Alan Cotterell
Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC of the 7th installment of the Tracey Crosswhite series.

This was a new author and series for me, although I didn’t feel that I was too disadvantaged, by not having read the first 6 books.

Detective Tracey Crosswhite returns to Cedar Grove with her husband Dan and new daughter, Daniella. While on maternity leave, she is asked to investigate two fatal events. During her investigations, she uncovers a few discrepancies in the cause of death rulings for three people (tw
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
It's always a treat to dive into a new book in a favorite series, and it's even sweeter when it's another good one. Such is the case here (I even stayed up half an hour past my bedtime to finish it). This is the seventh appearance of Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite, but I warn other readers that near the end of the book, it was touch and go as to whether it would be her last.

Of course, no reader is likely to think she won't survive - this series is far too popular to knock off the le
Louise Wilson
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tracy Crosswhite #7

Tracy is on maternity leave after giving birth to a baby girl. They have moved back their hometown of Cedar Grove while their home is being renovated. Dan (Tracy's husband) is soon drawn in to representing a local merchant whose business is being jeopardized. Tracy bumps into acting Cheif Inspector Galloway and he asks her investigate the case of the .local police chiefs wife who had died in a house fire. She had been a journalist and had been investigating a cold case that we
Adrian Dooley
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I seem to say this with every Dugoni book I read but, well here I go again.
There is something about Robert Dugonis writing that just sits perfectly with me. Be it the Tracy Crosswhite series or some of his stand alones, I just feel in safe hands and am 100% in from the start.

In this latest in the series we find Tracy and husband Dan back in their childhood hometown of Cedar Grove along with their two month old daughter Daniella. Their home in Seattle is being renovated and so they move back te
Mandy White (mandylovestoread)
So happy when a new Tracey Crosswhite book comes out. This is book 7 amd I strongly suggest you start with the first book, My Sisters Grave. A lot has happened I’m the previous 6 book series and you really want to read the, in order to truly understand what drives Tracey. She is a complex character with a sad and devastating past and you really want to know it all. I these books are so easy to get lost in and before you know it you are reading at 3am!

Tracey and Dan have returned to Dans family
Sharon Metcalf
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, netgalley, 2019
Robert Dugoni never disappoints whether I'm reading one of his standalone titles or part of a series.    In this case I've just read and thoroughly enjoyed the latest in his Tracy Crosswhite series.  A Cold Trail was another fabulous addition to the collection.   I've previously commented about the series getting better with each new title and I steadfastly endorse that observation.    Not only do I enjoy the mix of police procedural and mystery/suspense but I delight in catching up with some mu ...more
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Terrific, suspenseful crime drama! I really like the character Tracy Crosswhite. She's a new mother and a homicide detective out on maternity leave. She and her husband Dan have moved to Cedar Grove, Tracy's childhood hometown, while their home is being renovated. Dan is an attorney who ends up representing a merchant in town against the city. Tracy gets drawn into murder investigations that seem to be tied together. Both Dan and Tracy have their hands full in their pursuits. An interesting, com ...more
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