Homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite has returned to the police force after the sensational retrial of her sister’s killer. Still scarred from that ordeal, Tracy is pulled into an investigation that threatens to end her career, if not her life.
A serial killer known as the Cowboy is killing young women in cheap motels in North Seattle. Even after a stalker leaves a menacing message for Crosswhite, suggesting the killer or a copycat could be targeting her personally, she is charged with bringing the murderer to justice. With clues scarce and more victims dying, Tracy realizes the key to solving the murders may lie in a decade-old homicide investigation that others, including her captain, Johnny Nolasco, would prefer to keep buried. With the Cowboy on the hunt, can Tracy find the evidence to stop him, or will she become his next victim?
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Tracy Crosswhite has gone back to work after answering the questions surrounding her sister's death. She had been working on a homicide when she went back home which had been put into cold cases. Unfortunately it doesn't want to stay there as more women are being killed in the same fashion.
In this book, we get to meet Tracy in her natural environment of Seattle WA as she races the clock to discover the murderer before he kills again. We also get to know her partner, Kins, much better as well as the rest of the crew that she works with.
I loved reading the first book in this series, MY SISTER'S GRAVE, so I couldn't wait to dive into the next book. HER FINAL BREATH didn't disappoint me in the least though the plot line of the female detective being the villain's crosshairs has been done so many times. Mr. Dugoni has such a deft hand with building tension that it all read as new.
I do highly recommend this book and series to any of my readers who enjoy a well written thriller with just a touch of romance. The characters are really easy to relate too. Heck they could my neighbors.
*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed within are my own.