Thursday, November 13, 2014

My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni

Robert Dugoni, author of My Sister's Grave, is a terrific author who deserves a review on my blog, and not the post he's getting today. Because this is the second time recently that I had to postpone the actual review, I'm going to cut back on the blog tour spots I post here. In fact, I have a couple that are scheduled for next week while I'm at a library conference. We'll see what happens. In the past few months, my work schedule, including an evening meeting or a book discussion, made it difficult to read what I needed to read for a blog tour with a specific date. Readers will still get reviews. That's not changing. But, I'm not going to promise specific dates as often. I'm having a hard time meeting the commitment for a specific date.

Saying that, I'm going to summarize Robert Dugoni's My Sister's Grave, and, when I finish it, I'll review it here. I've actually only read 65 pages. Granted, those are 65 interesting pages, but not sufficient to review a book. Here's the summary from the publisher's publicity department.

"Seattle cop Tracy Crosswhite was a high school chemistry teacher when her teenaged sister Sarah
disappeared one night on her way home to their small town of Cedar Grove. A young ex-con, Edmund House, was quickly tried and convicted of her murder. Twenty years and a career change later, Tracy has dedicated her life to questioning whether the right man went to jail. When Sarah's remains are uncovered from a newly-exposed lake bed, new evidence seems to support Tracy's theory that the original prosecution was deeply flawed.

"Working with a childhood friend, now an attorney, to exonerate House and find Sarah's true killer, Tracy beings to uncover long-held secrets that point to a shocking - and potentially catastrophic - truth about what happened to her sister on that long-ago night. Somewhere in Cedar Grove, a killer is waiting, and Tracy must summon the strength to confront the past in order to save her future."

As the book goes back and forth from Tracy's past to the present day investigation, it becomes a fascinating story. But, as I said, Dugoni deserves better. So, today's post serves to mention an intriguing story. I'll review it when I finish My Sister's Grave.

Robert Dugoni's website is

My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni. Thomas & Mercer. 2014. ISBN 9781477825570 (paperback), 424p.

FTC Full Disclosure - I received the book in order to participate in the blog tour.


Brenda Buchanan said...

This does sound like a terrific book, Lesa. I will look forward to your full review when you get to it.

As someone who reads your blog on a regular basis, I certainly appreciate your need to step back every now and then and take a breath. Life can become too busy, and then what fun is it?

Lesa said...

You're right, Brenda. And, I have a hectic week coming up. So, I may have to breathe for a few days. Thank you for being understanding.

Anonymous said...

Sounds intriguing...we can wait! Are November/December getting shorter? (Never enough hours, in the day.)

Kaye Barley said...

I have this on my iPad to read, but have not gotten to it yet. It does sound terrific, and I'm going to be interested in reading your review, Lesa.

Lesa said...

Yes, months are getting shorter, days are getting shorter. Not enough time!

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it. Thanks for being a part of the tour.