In the Clearing, by Robert Dugoni, is the third Tracy Crosswhite thriller. Based on this one I will definitely be looking to read the first two! Tracy is a police detective who helps out a friend, Jenny, who attended the police academy at the same time as Tracy. Jenny has gone on to fill her father’s post as sheriff of a lesser populated county in Washington State. Jenny’s father died leaving an open case from his first days as a deputy forty years before in the same county involving the presumed suicide of a Native American high school student. There is an additional subplot involving the murder of the husband of a prominent attorney’s daughter.
While there weren’t quite as many twists and turns as I like, it was well-plotted and well-written with believable characters. I’m always looking for new series and I think this one is a keeper.
In the Clearing will be released May 17, 2016 and is published by Thomas & Mercer.