My Sister's Grave (The Tracy Crosswhite Series) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2014/11/1
Kindle 端末は必要ありません。無料 Kindle アプリのいずれかをダウンロードすると、スマートフォン、タブレットPCで Kindle 本をお読みいただけます。
Tracy Crosswhite has spent twenty years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah's disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn't believe that Edmund House—a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah's murder—is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedicated her life to tracking down killers.
When Sarah's remains are finally discovered near their hometown in the northern Cascade mountains of Washington State, Tracy is determined to get the answers she's been seeking. As she searches for the real killer, she unearths dark, long-kept secrets that will forever change her relationship to her past—and open the door to deadly danger.
Robert Dugoni is the critically acclaimed and New York Times–bestselling author of the David Sloane series: The Jury Master, Wrongful Death, Bodily Harm, Murder One, and The Conviction. Murder One was a finalist for the Harper Lee Award for literary excellence. Dugoni is also the author of the bestselling standalone novel Damage Control, and his nonfiction exposé, The Cyanide Canary, was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year selection. Dugoni's books have been likened to Scott Turow and Nelson DeMille, and he has been hailed as “the undisputed king of the legal thriller" by The Providence Journal.
Visit his website at www.robertdugoni.com, and follow him on Twitter @robertdugoni and at www.facebook.com/AuthorRobertDugoni.
Amazon.com で最も参考になったカスタマーレビュー (beta)
Also, the author needs to work on names and naming conventions. There are so many minor characters and when they all have names like Finlay, Finn, and Kins, it's harder to tell them apart. Also, the author flips back and forth between calling a character by their first name and last name with no apparent pattern or reasoning. It makes it particularly difficult when a character is named something like "Kelly Rosa", she comes up in about 3 scenes, and half the time she's called Kelly and half the time Rosa. I thought they were two different people.
As I said, I'm not sorry I read the book and would recommend it to someone who was looking for a easy crime read. I'd also consider another book by this author, but agree with other reviewers that he needs to consider a different editor.
I have to say that I liked "My Sister's Grave" as much or more than any of the Kindle First books I've read this year. It is a solid mystery written by an accomplished author. Unlike more traditional mysteries, the book focuses on a crime from twenty years ago that has already been "solved" with the main character being the victim's sister. Part police procedural, part amateur detective, part courtroom drama this is very much a modern mystery but not as involved as a Grisham or Connelly. The main characters are interesting and likeable. And I thought the author did a good job portraying a sister relationship and the power of guilt. He did try to create some nuance and question of good guys/bad guys but I thought he was less than successful there. Can't say that I found the end very surprising but it was still an enjoyable read.
The book did have some editing fails, but not enough to have me foaming at the mouth or to completely derail the book. Note to the publisher- editing is more than proof reading. Exposition sentences shouldn't end with a preposition when it can easily be rewritten, there shouldn't be long conversational strings with he said/she said/he said/she said. And if a character makes even a passing comment that sounds jarring- take it out! Fortunately, these fails were not that frequent so they didn't ruin the book but were a little distracting.
I know that some people are bothered by vulgar language and there is some here. Limited to "the f and s" words being used a couple of dozen times but not out of context or beyond what anyone would expect in a modern thriller.
Twenty years ago, eighteen-year-old Sarah disappeared into the woods surrounding small town Cedar Grove in the Cascades. Her sister, Tracy, has never forgotten the tragedy, even becoming a detective so that she could continue to search for what had really happened. Now, they’ve finally discovered Sarah’s body, and with the new forensic evidence presented, Tracy isn’t so sure that they put the right man behind bars so very long ago.
This was an excellent and well-written mystery. It went back and forth between past and present for a while, allowing the details to slowly emerge as more secrets were uncovered. Part legal drama, part mystery, I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this intriguing story and all of the twists and turns. After twenty years, we see the aftermath of what Sarah’s disappearance had on the small town, and just how many people are rattled when Tracy wants to reopen old wounds. Plus, I loved the backdrop/setting for the story, as I love the Cascade Mountain Range. I could picture the gorgeous scenery surrounding the tale.