Fire in the Stars

Fire in the Stars

An Amanda Doucette Mystery

Book - 2016
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Amanda Doucette is recovering from her aid stint in Nigeria. She knows her friend Phil, who lived through the same harrowing time, is still struggling with the memories, so they've hatched a plan to head into the wilderness of Newfoundland and try to reconnect with nature. But when Phil doesn't meet her at the ferry, Amanda begins an ever more desperate search for her troubled friend.
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, [2016]
ISBN: 9781459732391
1459732391
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY FRADKIN 2016
Characteristics: 324 pages ; 22 cm

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nhoj
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.

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dubonnet
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.

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gloryb
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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