About the Book:
A serial killer known as the Cowboy is killing young women in cheap motels in North Seattle. Even after a stalker leaves a menacing message for Crosswhite, suggesting the killer or a copycat could be targeting her personally, she is charged with bringing the murderer to justice. With clues scarce and more victims dying, Tracy realizes the key to solving the murders may lie in a decade-old homicide investigation that others, including her captain, Johnny Nolasco, would prefer to keep buried. With the Cowboy on the hunt, can Tracy find the evidence to stop him, or will she become his next victim?
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Hold Your Breath...
Mr. Dugoni has proven he has the chops to write an intricate, intriguing, suspenseful, and thrilling tale that wraps you up in the words and suffocates you, drawing the very life from your blood. This story kept me so mesmerized, I didn't want to put it down...but I did because I'm a grown up and I have to adult for my kids. They needed feeding, despite my need to read this book.
Tracy Crosswhite is a seriously kick-ass heroine. She's a smart, clever, beautiful, but not afraid to get her hands dirty and walk head-first into danger to save the innocent. I can definitely seen Charlize Theron play Tracy in the movies, and I wish they'd make a series of movies about this woman, her cases, and these chilling villains. I enjoyed seeing her in a loving and heated relationship with Dan, and I'm glad she didn't push him away and get all "independent" and "butt hurt" when she thought of her dead sister. One thing about other female cop stories is that they spend so much time pushing people away, it's hard to see them as human because they have no deep, meaningful relationships.
I hate the captain...I hope he gets humiliated to the max in one of these stories. He's so arrogant, he literally thinks "the song is about him" when Tracy digs into one of his cases. No, you jackass, she thinks their linked, she isn't trying to make you look bad, you do that well enough all on your own.
I loved how Dugoni takes you one way, making you think The Cowboy is one person, but then flips the script and makes your stomach twist in knots. Also, once you know who the killer is, you're left in awe of the man's sociopathic maladies--the man is out of his freaking mind!
Well done, Robert Dugoni. You've made me into a Tracy Crosswhite fan.