Prisoners of Hope: An Amanda Doucette Mystery

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Dundurn, Oct 6, 2018 - Fiction - 336 pages
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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.

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Prisoners of Hope: An Amanda Doucette Mystery

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In Fradkin’s taut third Amanda Doucette mystery (after 2017’s The Trickster’s Lullaby), former overseas medical worker Amanda, who’s engaged in a cross-Canada charity tour, embarks on a kayaking trip ... Read full review

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Amanda Doucette travels to Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada to scout a future kayak trip she is organizing for a group of disadvantaged families. A young tour guide joins her to map out the excursion ... Read full review

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Chapter Four
Chapter Eight
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter TwentyTwo
Chapter TwentyFour
Chapter TwentySix
Chapter TwentySeven

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About the author (2018)

Barbara Fradkin is a retired psychologist who is fascinated with why people turn bad. She has written numerous short stories and novellas as well as the critically acclaimed Inspector Green novels. Two of these, Fifth Son and Honour Among Men, have won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. Barbara lives in Ottawa.

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