Prisoners of Hope

Prisoners of Hope

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Univ of Toronto Pr
Set against the stunning backdrop of Georgian Bay, Amanda Doucette finds herself drawn into the world of exploited foreign workers when she meets a Filipino nanny accused of murdering her wealthy employer.
Amanda Doucette finds herself drawn into the world of exploited foreign workers when she rescues a Filipino nanny accused of murdering her wealthy employer.

Georgian Bay: a spectacular terrain of granite shores, deserted islands, and infinite sparkling bays. As part of her cross-Canada charity tour, Amanda has planned a kayaking trip in the area for abused families from a rural Ontario community.

While exploring some remote islands offshore, she and a local tour guide rescue a frightened young woman whose boat has capsized. In an apparent act of kindness, the tour guide takes the woman to shore, leaving Amanda stranded. But when news surfaces that a wealthy doctor has died at his estate and his Filipino nanny has gone missing, Amanda fears far more sinister forces are at work. When the young tour guide is found dead on a nearby island, she and RCMP officer Chris Tymko race to prevent more innocent deaths.

Publisher: Toronto :, Dundurn,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781459737648
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY FRA
Characteristics: 334 pages :,maps ;,22 cm.


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Dec 14, 2018

Fradkin's Amanda Doucette medium length mysteries combine action in the outdoors of some Canadian locale, suspense, death, and police involvement along with some romance for the lead characters. This particular novel takes place in the Georgian Bay waters. The story includes a drug death of a notably, wealthy family doctor while vacationing on one of the islands in Georgian Bay with his blended family. Amanda gets involved in the murder when she rescues the family's filipino nanny from a sinking boat while scoping the area for a potential kayaking trip. The novel addresses illegal immigration and current drug overdose issues. The author ensures that Chris, Amanda's RCMP sweetheart from her previous Newfoundland adventure is also involved in this adventure. The novel can be read as a stand alone novel. The description of the waters, sunsets, and islands in the Georgian Bay are excellent as Amanda and Chris go on boating trips to find the missing nanny, nature guide, and boating company owner.

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