Waiting On Wednesday (97)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Prisoners of Hope
An Amanda Doucette Mystery #3
Barbara Fradkin
Dundurn, October 2018
Mystery, Suspense

From the publisher—

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 the lake. 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.

Why am I waiting so eagerly? I love the freshness of an aid worker as protagonist and Amanda also has a canine sidekick and her RCMP pal—and we all know how we feel about the Mounties, don’t we? Ms. Fradkin takes us to a different part of Canada in each book and nobody does Canadian wilderness better than she does. Add to that an unusual mystery with plenty of suspense and, well, a really good read is ahead.