Title: In The Clearing
Author: Robert Dugoni
Stars: 4 out of 5
A thoughtful police mystery that will take you through a death investigation as both an active investigation and a cold case investigation. The newly appointed Deputy has all the right instincts and takes the right steps but had to follow orders when the death is determined to be a suicide. However, he retains the file, and forty years later after his death the file is reopened as a cold case. The ensuing investigation validates his suspicion and culminates with a resolution. A well written story that maintained my interest to the end.
I rated this book at 4 stars and would recommend it if you like a good police mystery.
I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.
So when Jenny, a former police academy classmate and protégé, asks Tracy to help solve a cold case that involves the suspicious suicide of a Native American high school girl forty years earlier, Tracy agrees. Following up on evidence Jenny’s detective father collected when he was the investigating deputy, Tracy probes one small town’s memory and finds dark, well-concealed secrets hidden within the community’s fabric. Can Tracy uphold the promise she’s made to the dead girl’s family and deliver the truth of what happened to their daughter? Or will she become the next victim?
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