The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni

A girl trapped in every sense of the word. A body is found in a crab pot in Puget Sound, a female with a bullet hole in the head. The detective, Tracy Crosswhite, has to try to identify this woman in order to figure out who murdered her but it seems like the victim was trying to hid who she really was– reconstructive surgery on her face, brand new birth certificate and driver’s license, and no friends or family coming forward to claim her. A break comes in the case when a state park ranger calls, saying they may have found the body of a woman who disappeared while hiking Mount Rainier with her husband. The missing woman seems to have plenty of reasons to want to escape her life: a failing business started by her volatile, smooth talking lawyer husband who forged her name on bank guarantees on the business and was cheating on her. Her trust fund also mysteriously disappeared when she did. This case with the seemingly straight-forward clear motive has so many twists and turns that Tracy start to question everything about this case and what the police think they know. This mystery keeps you guessing to the very end on the “who done it” and why. None of my guesses throughout the book were correct. I had only read the first book in this series last year and it in no way affected me understanding the plot or the characters by not reading the rest of the series before reading this book but now I want to read the other books.

I gave this 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

I received a free advanced copy of this book from NetGalley for review consideration.

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