Dream Chasers

Dream Chasers

An Inspector Green Mystery

Book - 2007
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A seventeen-year-old sets out to meet her secret lover by an Ottawa waterfall. Three days later, her body washes up in the shallows. The public fears a sexual predator is on the loose, but Inspector Green suspects a more personal connection. His search for answers draws him into the world of elite young athletes, drugs and teenage sexuality. Then a social worker who knows too much disappears, and blood is found in the house of a star with NHL prospects. Unless Green can unravel the truth, how many others will pay the ultimate price for a young mans dreams?
Publisher: [Toronto] : Rendezvous Crime, c2007
ISBN: 9781894917582
Branch Call Number: FRADK
Characteristics: 301 p

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gloryb
Mar 25, 2014

Fradkin doesn't disappoint in providing a good read. This novel would be great for secondary school readers as the main characters are teens. The story shows that drugs and sports are deadly companions. Fradkin throws in enough red herrings that makes it difficult for the reader to finger the bad guy as almost every character is one. Fradkin's style of writing would appeal to teens too for its simplicity.

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dubonnet
Jul 11, 2013

An enjoyable read. From the cover photo of Hog's Back Falls to the conclusion of the story, it's all well done.
The story itself can stand up to many in this genre, but there is something about reading a crime novel set in your own city with all the recognizable streets and places.
I'm looking forward to reading the previous novels and hope to see more from this author in this series!

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RedLeaf
Nov 12, 2012

Dream Chasers is Barbara Fradkin’s sixth Inspector Green mystery and like the other books in the series it is set in Ottawa. The story takes place in the time following the Senator’s Stanley Cup run of 2006/07 and mixes talented young athletes, ambitious parents and agents, and adolescent hormones that boil over into murder. The case begins with a missing high school girl and ripples out to the darker side of high school life and its culture of status. Inspector Green’s teenage daughter from his first marriage, Hannah, is part of the scene and Green hears from her difficult truths about sex and drugs that are part of her school life. The plot is more direct than in the earlier books and so the story details are easier to follow but figuring out who is responsible for the crime is as interesting as usual. Readers should be teen or older due to some of the situations described in the book.

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Nov 12, 2012

RedLeaf thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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