Jun 26, 2018

Book Review: A Steep Price

Called in to consult after a young woman disappears, Tracy Crosswhite has the uneasy feeling that this is no ordinary missing-persons case. When the body turns up in an abandoned well, Tracy’s suspicions are confirmed. Estranged from her family, the victim had balked at an arranged marriage and had planned to attend graduate school. But someone cut her dreams short.
Solving the mystery behind the murder isn’t Tracy’s only challenge. The detective is keeping a secret of her own: she’s pregnant. And now her biggest fear seems to be coming true when a new detective arrives to replace her. Meanwhile, Tracy’s colleague Vic Fazzio is about to take a fall after his investigation into the murder of a local community activist turns violent and leaves an invaluable witness dead.
Two careers are on the line. And when more deadly secrets emerge, jobs might not be the only things at risk.
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I really look forward to the next installment of the Tracy Crosswhite not only because of Mr. Dugoni's excellent storytelling but because it is set locally in Seattle.  And you can really tell that the author has spent a lot of time in the area because he not only was on point with the points of interest but he is spot on about the atmosphere and the attitudes of the general areas.
This time around, Tracy's team are dealing with two different crimes.  Tracy stumbles into the world of arranged marriages and the expectations placed on daughters in Indian households.   Fez and Del are busy with trying to track down the murderer of a young mother.  Oh and everyone is dealing with a new member of the team, Andrea Gonzalez, who keeps putting her nose where it shouldn't be.
I really think that Mr. Dugoni has another winner in this book.  The plot is interesting with some twists and turns that are rather unexpected.  All of the characters are well developed and keep growing with every book.  I really think that any of my readers who enjoy reading police procedurals will really enjoy this book and this series.
***I received  this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions are my own and not influenced by the publisher or author. 


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