Fire in the Stars

Fire in the Stars

An Amanda Doucette Mystery

Book - 2016
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A former aid worker returns home haunted by her time in Africa and channels her pain into a murder investigation that's all too personal.

After surviving a horrific trauma in Nigeria, international aid worker Amanda Doucette returns to Canada to rebuild her life and her shaken ideals. There, the once-passionate, adventurous woman needs all her strength and ingenuity when a friend and fellow survivor goes missing along with his son.

A trained first-aid and crisis responder, Doucette -- always accompanied by her beloved dog Kaylee -- joins forces with RCMP officer Chris Tymko to discover the truth about the disappearance. Their search leads them to the Great Northern Peninsula, a rugged landscape of Viking history, icebergs, whales, and fierce ocean storms. Elsewhere, a body gets hauled up in a fisherman's net, and evidence is mounting of an unsettling connection with Amanda's search for her friend. Fradkin writes evocatively of the beautiful, often hostile, Newfoundland landscape where Amanda soon finds herself fighting for her very survival.
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, ©2016.
ISBN: 9781459732391
Characteristics: 324 pages ;,22 cm


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Feb 16, 2017

A good read from a Canadian author set in Canadian province - Newfoundland.A man and his son go missing in the wilds of west Newfoundland as friends and RCMP, who sometimes are one and the same, search for him. His trail leads them along the coast and through numerous small outports and villages.
Fradkin leads the reader along with the search parties through an interesting landscape while at the same time pulling the reader into a cat and mouse chase but never makes it unbelievable or predictable. Most enjoyable.

Feb 09, 2017

I prefer her Inspector Green series.
Found this a bit tedious in places. Although the story held enough interest that I finished it, I found I skipped a lot of paragraphs to get to the more exciting parts.

Dec 14, 2016

This survival story set in the forest and coastlines of Newfoundland just goes on too long. I finally got tired of reading about the characters tramping through the rough terrain with elements of nature getting in their way of rescue and misguided rescue teams. However, the author keeps the tension up throughout the story and manages to incorporate a subplot about immigrant smuggling. A good read.

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