Book: The Trapped Girl
Series: Tracy Crosswhite #4
Author: Robert Dugoni
When a woman’s body is discovered submerged in a crab pot in the chilly waters of Puget Sound, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself with a tough case to untangle. Before they can identify the killer, Tracy and her colleagues on the Seattle PD’s Violent Crimes Section must figure out who the victim is. Her autopsy, however, reveals she may have gone to great lengths to conceal her identity. So who was she running from?
After evidence surfaces that their Jane Doe may be a woman who suspiciously disappeared months earlier, Tracy is once again haunted by the memory of her sister’s unsolved murder. Dredging up details from the woman’s past leads to conflicting clues that only seem to muddy the investigation. As Tracy begins to uncover a twisted tale of brutal betrayal and desperate greed, she’ll find herself risking everything to confront a killer who won’t go down without a deadly fight. -Goodreads
Review: When a woman is found dead in a crab pot, Tracy and partner are on the case. This is the 4th book in the series and the best one to-date. Told in alternating narratives, we follow Tracy investigating the case as well as a young woman who finds herself desperate in an emotionally abusive marriage. How does she fit into the story? While I figured out part of the mystery, this was well crafted and kept me up late turning the pages. I've come to love Tracy's dry personality and no-nonsense approach to investigating.