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A Cold Trail

(Tracy Crosswhite #7)

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4.43  ·  Rating details ·  2,550 ratings  ·  376 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
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Paperback, 358 pages
Published February 4th 2020 by Thomas & Mercer
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Debra
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
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
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Liz
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
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
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Kylie D
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
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
Paromjit
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
Matt
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
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
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marilyn
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
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
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Sandy
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
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Barbara

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.



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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
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Linda
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
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Carolyn
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Marialyce
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Jean
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
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
Holly
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Bridgett
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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,
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Alan Cotterell
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
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Zoe
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Monnie
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Mandy White
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Adrian Dooley
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Sharon Metcalf
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Susan Johnson
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
It's always good to have a new Tracy Crosswhite book to dip into. Tracy and Dan now have a new baby girl, Daniella. They have temporarily moved to their old home town while their house is being remodeled. The town is undergoing a major renovation and new businesses are popping up everywhere. Dan takes a case of a business owner who is being forced to sell to the city under the revitalization process.

Tracy meanwhile takes on a case of a sheriff's wife found dead in a house fire under
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Judy
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Pat
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After quite a break it was great to catch up with Tracy Crosswhite again. She and husband Dan (and baby Danielle) are back in Cedar Falls while their Seattle home is being renovated. Dan has a case, he is representing one of the Main Street’s store owners against the town council and Tracy is, I guess, still on maternity leave. However, Tracy can’t sit on her hands and soon gets involved in local matters.

A local journalist was recently murdered. Her husband, the sheriff, while not exactly a
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Karen Rush
In this latest installment in the Tracy Crosswhite series, Tracy is now a new mother. The storyline follows two paths; one in which new mother Tracy is constantly feeling conflicted between wanting to stay home with her beautiful baby girl and going back to the detective work she loves.

One day, Tracy pops in to catch up with the local police chief who draws her into an investigation that will have her revisiting her sister’s murder 20+ years before in which Tracy has not yet found closure. Her
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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
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Vicki Willis
The 7th book in the Tracy Crosswhite series and it was as good as the others. This one focuses on Dan and Tracy and what is going on in each of their lives. For me, Dan's case had too much legal/business technicalities, but as with this author's other books, there is a reason for everything! Faz and Vera were in this one and they are as awesome as ever. There was a new character, Therese, who also added to the story. Though I guess the "bad guy" right away, the details were woven together so ...more
Elaine Tomasso
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Kathy
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Krista
Rating: 4.5 stars rounded down to 4 stars

This is the seventh installment in Robert Dugoni’s ‘Tracy Crosswhite’ police procedural mystery series. I am so pleased to say that this series just keeps getting better and better. This book has the most complex plotting in the series so far. Tracy and the cast of characters continue to grow as people, and I am interested to see where life takes them all.

This book is set primarily in Tracy and Dan’s remote hometown of Cedar Grove, WA. They’ve come back
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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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