Close to Home by Robert Dugoni [Book Review]

Book Review

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Title: Close to Home

Author: Robert Dugoni

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

Publish Date: September 5, 2017

Genre: Crime & Detective

Series: Tracy Crosswhite #5

My Rating: 4/5

Close to Home by Robert Dugoni


New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni’s acclaimed series continues as Tracy Crosswhite is thrown headlong into the path of a killer conspiracy.

While investigating the hit-and-run death of a young boy, Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite makes a startling discovery: the suspect is an active-duty serviceman at a local naval base. After a key piece of case evidence goes missing, he is cleared of charges in a military court. But Tracy knows she can’t turn her back on this kind of injustice.

When she uncovers the driver’s ties to a rash of recent heroin overdoses in the city, she realizes that this isn’t just a case of the military protecting its own. It runs much deeper than that, and the accused wasn’t acting alone. For Tracy, it’s all hitting very close to home.

As Tracy moves closer to uncovering the truth behind this insidious conspiracy, she’s putting herself in harm’s way. And the only people she can rely on to make it out alive might be those she can no longer trust.

Close to Home by Robert Dugoni


The police investigate a hit-and-run that leaves a twelve-year-old boy dead, and discover the driver to be a serviceman at the local naval base. After key evidence goes missing, the serviceman goes free, and detective Tracy Crosswhite starts to suspect more is going on than meets the eye. Additionally, a series of heroin overdoses are occurring in the city, and there seems to be a connection between the hit-and-run case and the drugs.

An exciting crime thriller. The plot has some twists that keep the reader interested and wanting to know more. For me, this book started off slow, but as I read I got more involved with the characters and how the story was going to play out. Also, the way the book delves into the heroin epidemic is handled in a very real way.

This is the 5th book in the Tracy Crosswhite series, but it’s the first one I have read.

Books in the Tracy Crosswhite series:

  1. My Sister’s Grave
  2. Her Final Breath
  3. In the Clearing
  4. The Trapped Girl
  5. Close to Home
  6. A Steep Price
  7. A Cold Trail
  8. In Her Tracks
  9. What She Found
  10. One Last Kill

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