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A Cold Trail

(Tracy Crosswhite #7)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  2,298 ratings  ·  359 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

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.

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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
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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, ...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 ...more
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Alan Cotterell
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019, arc
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
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 calls ...more
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
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
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
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,
Mandy White
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
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
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
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 much loved ...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, ...more
Samantha Gonsalves
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Robert Dugoni's Tracy Crosswhite series is one series I have always found synonymous with a good suspense thriller. So much that I didn't bother reading the description or the blurb before picking it up. I picked up the first book in the series in 2017 and there was no looking back for me. I devoured book after book in this brilliant series and it just kept getting better and better! A Cold Trail is a brilliant, compelling and tension-filled addition to the already outstandingly amazing series. ...more
Elaine Tomasso
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer for an advance copy of A Cold Trail, the seventh novel to feature Detective Tracy Crosswhite of the Seattle Homicide division.

Tracy, her husband, Dan and their newborn daughter have returned to their home town of Cedar Grove while their own house is being remodelled. For various reasons Tracy is cajoled into looking at the murder of an old school friend, journalist Kimberly Armstrong who, in turn, had been investigating a twenty six year
Pamela Small
Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC of the newest installment of the Tracey Crosswhite series.

Please refer to the publisher’s summary and book jacket for the plot line. This review will give my personal reflections.

Detective Tracey Crosswhite returns to Cedar Grove with her husband Dan and new daughter, Daniella. While on maternity leave, she is asked to look into two fatal events. As she investigates, she uncovers discrepancies in the cause of death rulings for three people(two of whom are decades
Dee Arr
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Robert Dugoni has again crafted a novel mixing several genres together, with Tracy Crosswhite providing the detective aspect while husband Dan takes us inside the courtroom. This was my first Robert Dugoni novel and after reading a few chapters I realized the book would probably make it as a standalone, but I would be better served to read at least one of the previous six books in the series. Using some of the backstory dropped in “A Cold Trail,” I decided to read book #1 before moving to the ...more
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Thomas & Mercer I was granted copy of this seventh Tracy Crosswhite book for my enjoyment through NetGalley. I have read all of the books in this series featuring a female Seattle homicide detective.
The now happily married and new mother Tracy is on baby leave from her job and the couple is temporarily living in husband Dan's parents' cottage while their home is being remodeled in the Seattle area. Cedar Grove, Washington is thus the location where both grew up and where the 1993
Kasa Cotugno
Great addition to this series. The first time I was hooked on a series was when I read Ed McBain's 87th Precinct novels, and I read them from the 1960's all the way through. Although each installment proposed a new situation, it was the back story that kept me grabbing them up on publication day. In hardback. Robert Dugoni has hit on the same formula -- finely crafted characters a reader can truly care about, and ongoing situations, almost like reading one book in serial form.
Bent Hansen
Jul 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
I loved the first books in Robert Dugoni's series about Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite. Dugoni has now published the seventh book in the series, and in my reviews of the past couple of books, I have suggested that Dugoni should end the series as Crosswhite had become a domesticated, emotional and rather uninteresting character very much unlike the badass gunslinger from the beginning of the series. In fact, in this book, when facing mortal danger, Crosswhite acts like a deer frozen ...more
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Cold Trail by Author Robert Dugoni is the seventh book in the Tracy Crosswhite series. Tracy is a smart and fearless detective. I have really enjoyed this series of books and how Tracy was able to find answers about the murder of her sister. She is now home on maternity leave but is asked to unofficially help in a cold case in Cedar Grove where she and Dan are staying while her house is being renovated to make room for baby Daniella. This causes some problems for Tracy and Dan, but she just ...more
Jul 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to preview A Cold Trail by Robert Dugoni. This is the 7th book in the Tracy Crosswhite series. If you are a fan, this book will not disappoint.
Tracy is still struggling with her personal demons including the death of her sister. She and her husband need time to heal.
Dan is representing a local merchant, and Tracy is asked to help on a case. Soon the two begin to merge into a mystery that brings Tracy's family into the mix - murder and more murder.
Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
I'm an avid fan of Robert Dugoni. If he writes it, I will read it. A Cold Trail is the seventh book in his popular suspense series which follows tough-as-nails police detective Tracy Crosswhite.

A few reviewers call this a standalone, but I disagree. There are several references which new readers won't understand if they haven't read the earlier books. Background is especially important because Tracy heads back to her hometown in this latest book - the place where her sister was brutally
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Robert Dugoni is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and #1 Amazon bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite series, espionage thriller The Eighth Sister, and coming-of-age story The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell.

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