Chasing Silver
Jamie Craig
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East meets West across time and tradition as three young American women and their Indian immigrant mothers take first steps toward true sisterhood, shattering secrets and sharing joy and tears in Jamie Craig's
Chasing Silver

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Chasing Silver
Jamie Craig
Juno Books
272 pages
December 2007
rated 3 of 5 possible stars

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Chasing Silver is set in 2008 and yet the heroine, Remy Capra, is actually from 2082. When trying to escape from a corrupt policewoman, Kirsten Henryk, she finds herself traveling back through time and across America to land unexpectedly in the middle of a firefight between bounty hunter Nathan Pierce and the man he's trying to catch. Remy's time travel appears to have been caused by some special silver coins which she took from Kirsten, and very soon she and Nathan realize that Kirsten has followed her in order to get them back.

Remy and Nathan have an instant attraction, but Nathan's had some problems in his past with trusting a woman - which means he finds it difficult to fully understand Remy. Remy, too, is wary of cops or former cops and has always had to work on her own without backup. When Remy and Nathan find themselves facing problems both from Kirsten and from ganglords in Nathan's time, they have to work together, alongside Nathan's former cop partner, Isaac, to try to find their way out of the mess.

Part of the disappointment with this book lies in the relationship between Remy and Nathan, which is rather one-dimensional (that dimension apparently being sex). The friendship between Nathan and Isaac is far more interesting because of the way it weathered the disaster five years ago which caused Nathan to leave the LAPD. Kirsten never really works as a scary woman, and the ganglords are too indistinct and cipher-like to feel fully threatening.

There is a reasonable amount of action in this story, including kidnapping, gunfights and the rest, but for this reader, at least, it wasn't very exciting, and I found myself skim-reading it toward the end.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at Helen Hancox, 2008

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