I was drawn into DREAM CHASER by a quick glance at the prologue, set in August 1944. As a WWII buff, I enjoyed Ed, a daredevil RAF Spitfire pilot, engaged in a dogfight with a squadron of German Messerschmitts. The writing was action packed and terrific.
The first chapter switches to the present, where Sara Jensen, a high-powered ad executive finds a goal she wrote on the day she left college. As Sara wonders how she could have forgotten this goal and then decides to march on to her dream, I wondered how all this was going to relate to the prologue. Then came the first clue, and I thought OK, let see where this leads. The next chapter reveals Sara and her friend Vicki setting up their own ad agency. At the point where Sara discovers Vicki has deceived her about the solvency of their financial backer, I perceived another clue linking the story back to the prologue. And so it went on, chapter after chapter.
DREAM CHASER is deeply layered, and explores its characters through story within story. Some reach back to the WWII era, while others look into the future. When Sara learns her future will be formed by the choices she makes today, she faces some very tough decisions.