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  • Writer's pictureJudith D Collins

One Last Kill

Series: Tracy Crosswhite #10

Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith

Brilliance Audio

ISBN: 978-1662500213

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

Publication Date: 10/03/2023

Format: Other

My Rating: 4 Stars (ARC)

An Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling series.

Detective Tracy Crosswhite draws a long-dormant serial killer out of hiding in a nerve-shattering novel by New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni.

Tracy Crosswhite is reopening the investigation into Seattle’s Route 99 serial killer. After thirteen victims, he stopped hunting and the trail went cold, stirring public outrage. Now, nearly three decades after his first kill, Tracy is expected to finally bring closure to the victims’ families and redeem the Seattle PD’s reputation. Even if it means working with her nemesis, Captain Johnny Nolasco.

Lead detective of the original task force, Nolasco dares Tracy to do what he failed to: close the case. Forming an uneasy alliance, Tracy and Nolasco revisit old leads and pursue new evidence only to unearth high-level corruption and cover-ups as dangerous as the elusive killer himself. At the risk of being exposed, such deadly and powerful forces will go to extremes to stay in the shadows.

That’s just where Tracy and Nolasco are headed―to find the twisted truth behind a killer’s motives, his disappearance, and his chilling comeback.

My Review

NYT bestselling author Robert Dugoni returns following Her Deadly Game with his popular Tracy Crosswhite Series #10, ONE LAST KILL —from murders past and present, a long-dormant serial killer is drawn out of hiding in this latest riveting crime thriller.

Detective Tracy Crosswhite is reopening the investigation into Seattle’s Route 99 serial killer. After thirteen victims, he stopped, and the trail went cold—thirteen families who wanted closure for their lost daughters and wives.

Now, decades after his first kill, Tracy wants to bring closure to the victim's families and redeem Seattle PD's standing. However, to do so, she must work with her nemesis, Captain Johnny Nolasco.

Johnny was the lead investigator 25 years ago and finally came to a dead end. The killings stopped, and the cases were sent to the Cold Case Unit. Tracy is the head of the unit under the Chief.

When they announce they are reopening the case, will the serial killer come out again?

Together, they revisit old leads and look at new evidence to unearth corruption and cover-ups. What is more dangerous, the killer or those wanting to bury their secrets?

Things have changed in 25 years with DNA evidence, and they hope to find the killer. They make good use of the advances that have changed significantly in 25 years, which they hope will help find the killer.

With many twists and turns, red herrings, suspense, and superb character development, fans of the series will enjoy catching up with characters from the past. However, this can be read as a standalone.

ONE LAST KILL is an excellent addition to the popular Tracy Crosswhite series! A blending of cop procedural and crime thriller for fans of Michael Connelly.

Thanks to Thomas & Mercer and NetGalley for an ARC for an honest review.

@JudithDCollins | #JDCMustReadBooks

My Rating: 4 Stars

Pub Date: Oct 3, 2023


“Dugoni brilliantly folds murders past and present into his heroine’s earlier cases and her troubled history.” ―Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Though this is the 10th Tracy Crosswhite, newcomers will savor the story, while Dugoni fans will love how he ties up several storylines from earlier novels. Few authors deliver consistently stellar crime fiction, and Dugoni is one of those writers. Michael Connelly fans should have this series on their reading pile.”

―First Clue Reviews

Praise for the Tracy Crosswhite Series and Robert Dugoni

“Dugoni is a superb storyteller…”

―The Boston Globe

“Dugoni is every bit the equal of Lisa Gardner and Harlan Coben when it comes to psychological suspense.”

―Providence Journal

“Tracy Crosswhite is one of the best protagonists in the realm of crime fiction today.”

―Associated Press

“Crosswhite is a sympathetic, well-drawn protagonist, and her next adventure can’t come fast enough.”

―Library Journal (starred review)

“[Dugoni is the] master of Seattle menace.”

―The Big Thrill

“Dugoni breathes life into the police procedural like never before. Put the Tracy Crosswhite series…on your ‘must read’ list!”

―Suspense Magazine

About the Author

Robert Dugoni is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite series, which has sold more than eight million books worldwide; the David Sloane series; the Charles Jenkins series; the stand-alone novels Her Deadly Game, The 7th Canon, Damage Control, The World Played Chess, and The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, for which he won an AudioFile Earphones Award for narration; and the nonfiction exposé The Cyanide Canary, a Washington Post best book of the year. He is the recipient of the Nancy Pearl Book Award for fiction and three-time winner of the Friends of Mystery Spotted Owl Award for best novel. He is a two-time finalist for the Thriller Awards and a finalist for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, the Silver Falchion Award for Mystery, and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards. His books are sold in more than twenty-five countries and have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Visit his website at







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