Officer Cindy Decker is your typical officer trying to make detective for the LAPD. In Street Dreams by Faye Kellerman, while on patrol one night she is flagged down because of a noise coming form a dumpster. The noise just happens to be an abandoned baby that she is able to dig out and get to a pediatric hospital in order to save its life. This is where she Meets Kobe a critical care pediatric nurse. The two strike up and immediate friendship and start seeing each other. Meanwhile Cindy is actively looking or the baby’s mother on her own time, and stumbles across a case of rape and child abuse. With the help of her overworked detective father Cindy is able to locate the mother of the baby, but what she finds surprised even her and leads her down the dark path. Sarah, the baby’s mother, is a down syndrome young woman who attends a special school for those with her disability. Sarah tells the story of her relationship with her boyfriend and subsequent rape by some mean men. While Cindy is investigating this rape she realizes that someone doesn’t want her to get to the truth when they try to take her out one night when she is on a date. The string of bad luck seems to continue when she is on another date with the same man and they witness a hit and run. The hit and run leads Cindy back the same school for those with disabilities that Sarah attends. Who is doing this to these poor women? Can Cindy stop it before it adds to her own street dreams? Can she find the culprit of these terrible crimes before he strikes again, or will she fail? Street Dreams is an exciting adventure of mystery and intrigue. A look into the life of a police officer and the terrible things they have to deal with . The bonds it gives them with one another and the victims they deal with.
Laura Hicks has many credits to her name. She has appeared on Broadway in The Heidi Chronicles. Her off Broadway appearances include but are not limited to: On the Verge, Talking With, and The Cradle Will Rock. She has also appeared on several television series. Laura did a solid job of reading Street Dreams. She did a fantastic job with the characters and really making them come to life through accents and making you feel the quirks that Faye Kellerman gives to her characters. I would give Laura Hicks a 4 out of 5 stars for a job well done.
Street Dreams by Faye Kellerman was a good drama. Not my favorite book that I have ever listened to, but a good book none the less. It seemed to me that it was a little slow to start off, and that may have been by design of the author to give you the hum drum feeling of life. Once I got a few discs in Faye seemed to hit her stride and the book simply took off. The characters were fantastic and humorous in their actions at times. It is definitely a book for adults with all of the foul language and the deplorable subjects that officers have to deal with on a daily basis. I was surprised at the romance that came into Street Dreams. It took on the persona of a romance novel without some of description. However there were some rather descriptive scenes from a semi-conservative point of view. I would recommend this book if you enjoy a good drama with some action and thrills in it. I give Street Dreams a 4 out of 5 stars. Get past what is a slow start in my opinion and it is a great book.
Title: Street Dreams
Author: Faye Kellerman
Read by: Laura Hicks
Format: Unabridged audio book on 12 cds
Page Nos.: 400
Publisher: Book Club Associates
Release Date: August 2003
Available for purchase: Amazon
Reviewer: Zorn Barclay Goodrow Womens Jersey