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Robert Dugoni My Sister’s Grave

Last updated: June 20, 2019


Robert Dugoni's "My Sister's Grave" features the best parts of a legal thriller and mystery, adding in elements of a police procedural. You'll find it unputdownable, with compelling writing and believable characters. The satisfying conclusion also won't let you down.

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Product Details

In our analysis of 59 expert reviews, the Robert Dugoni My Sister's Grave placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Robert Dugoni is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of the Tracy Crosswhite Series : My Sister’s Grave, Her Final Breath (September 2015) and In the Woods (May 2016). He is also the author of the critically acclaimed, David Sloane series: The Jury Master, Wrongful Death, Bodily Harm, Murder One and The Conviction. Connect with him on Facebook @AuthorRobertDugoni and on Twitter @robertdugoni. Dugoni has twice been nominated for the Harper Lee Award for Legal Fiction, was a 2015 International Thriller Writer’s finalist for thriller of the year, and the 2015 winner of the Nancy Pearl Award for Fiction. His books are sold world-wide in more than 20 countries and have been translated into a dozen languages including French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

The book is very interesting and captivates the mind of readers. The story flows very well and the language used is quite simple for all to understand.
Though the pace lags at times, the characters are richly detailed and true to life, and the ending is sure to please fans.
It is well written, with a pace that builds, and Tracey is well-rounded, as are the secondary characters.
I found the woodsy rural setting to be a refreshing take on conventions of the genre and this book to be a much more convincing take on the genre of rural noir than other books
My Sister’s Grave is a solid suspense story that held my interest from start to finish. The writing is smooth, carrying us along without any intrusion from the author.
And the plot itself was certainly refreshing. The flashbacks from past to present worked well too, and overall, this was just a really enjoyable read, and one I’d recommend to any thriller / mystery fan.
My Sister’s Grave reads like a crime thriller as well as a legal one, and it’s thoroughly enjoyable. Once I started reading, I was hooked and intrigued until the very last pages.
Those secrets drive a good story and often produce an even scarier scenario – the melodramatic conclusion of the story just kept me glued to the very last drop in the bucket.
My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni had Fantastic pacing. It was slow but steady laying out all the information at hand.
Dugoni skillfully builds the tension, and the story’s crisis begins to happen sooner than expected. My Sister’s Grave is part mystery, part police procedural, part legal thriller – all combined into an extremely satisfying story.

What reviewers didn't like

There were also many small characters with slightly similar names which may make the story confusing since one character can be mistaken for another.
Though the book is well-written and its classic premise is sure to absorb legal-thriller fans, it grows a bit plodding at times, with too many pages dedicated to House's retrial.
The first few chapters, I have to say, didn’t help the nerves as I struggled to find the flow of the book and really get into it.
So I really did not like the first half of the book, including the trial.
First, the ‘bad guy’ is too predictable and one-dimensional. Second, and more importantly, I didn’t believe the story’s outcome.
I felt this story was confusing at the start (maybe because of the spelling errors with an unproofed copy) but I could not find the life flow – the value – within the story except by the attacking the victim behavior, which was very unenlightened and protective of the sexual perpetrator.
Truthfully, I thought I had it figured out within the first half of the book. It stared me in the face and seemed painfully obvious.
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