A young boy awaits the release of the man that killed his
mother. A detective must face the consequences of her
actions during a brutal shooting. A shooting that brings
back memories of the past to her. And, a cop is finally
released after spending thirteen years in prison for
murder. These three characters lives will collide and the
repercussions of what happens next will change each life
This was not the book I wanted to read. I actually had my
sight set on THE LAST CHILD by John Hart, but since that
book was in hardcover it was a bit problem with me
getting the book since I live far, far away from the
States. So, I was asked if I wanted to read REDEMPTION
ROAD instead. And, I thought "why not? I mean I wanted to
check out John Hart's books and this one seemed
interesting. And, it totally blew me away.
The story is mind blowing good, I was intrigued from the
first chapter until the very last. The way the book is
written makes you unable to stop reading the book,
despite the fact that the story is truly heartbreaking.
Now and then John Hart just picks up a sledgehammer and
hits you in the heart with it. And, still I kept on
reading the book. The book was so truly good, and I must
say that REDEMPTION
ROAD is one of the best I have read this year.
What I really liked was that I was
constantly surprised with the story. The three main
characters, Liz, the cop, Adrian the ex-cop and Gideon
the young boy are all connected with each other, and
Adrian coming out of the prison is the thing that starts
them all on a path to the truth and to redemption. But,
it's a path that will also reveal the truth of what
really happened thirteen years ago, when Adrian was
thrown in prison.
So, in the end, I just want to say that if you're looking
for a book that will emotionally crush you REDEMPTION
ROAD is the one for you. This is a book that will pull your
heart-strings, there are both happy and sad and brutal
moments in this book. But, it's a hell of a ride and
guess what? I ended up buying THE LAST CHILD as an ebook!
Over 2 million copies of his books in print. The first and
only author to win back-to-back Edgars for Best Novel. Every
book a New York Times bestseller. After five years,
John Hart is back.
Since his debut bestseller, The
King of Lies, reviewers across the country have heaped
praise on John Hart, comparing his writing to that of Pat
Conroy, Cormac McCarthy and Scott Turow. Each novel has
taken Hart higher on the New York Times Bestseller
list as his masterful writing and assured evocation of place
have won readers around the world and earned history's only
consecutive Edgar Awards for Best Novel with Down
River and The Last Child. Now, Hart delivers his
most powerful story yet. Imagine:
A boy with a
gun waits for the man who killed his mother.
troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a
After thirteen years in prison, a
good cop walks free as deep in the forest, on the altar of
an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linenÖ
is a town on the brink.
This is Redemption
Brimming with tension, secrets, and betrayal,
Redemption Road proves again that John Hart is a
master of the literary thriller.