Fradkin, a retired psychologist, creates well-drawn, complex characters, and she knows how to build tension and drama that hold readers to the end.
Publishers Weekly, starred review for Fire in the Stars (#1)
The wild west coast of Vancouver Island has frequently entertained a clash of cultures, which is brought to the fore in Barbara Fradkin’s latest Amanda Doucette crime solver, Wreck Bay. Complex and intriguing, peppered with eccentric characters, off-the-grid lifestyles, and the resurfacing of deeply buried family histories, the chase is on in a wilderness tale that never lets up.
John Farrow, author of the Émile Cinq-Mars series
Fradkin’s descriptive writing maintains the story’s atmosphere of isolation and suspicion.
The British Columbia Review