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September 5, 2016

Review: Redemption Road by John Hart #MondayBlogs

by Susan Roberts

cover of Redemption Road
The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after EdgarAllan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America, based in New York City. They honor the best in mystery fiction of the previous year. John Hart is the only author in history to win the Edgar Award for two consecutive novels.  It's been five long years since his last novel but his new novel was worth waiting for.

I have read all of John Hart's books and waited a long 5 years for this one....and it was well worth waiting for! To me, this is the best of all of his books. I listened to it on tape on a long drive and missed a few turns along  my route because I was so engrossed in the book, that I quit listening to my GPS.

There are many story lines in this novel - Elizabeth, a police offer under investigation for a shooting; Adrian Wall, her mentor, who just got out of prison; Gideon who tries to shoot Adrian for what happened to his mother and Channing, a young crime victim are just a few of the characters who made this an immensely readable book. i can't tell you much about them without giving away parts of the book that need to be read. But I can tell you that their stories will have you rapidly turning pages to see how if and how they survived.

This is a dark and gritty novel and there is a lot of violence in it but I felt that it was all necessary to tell the story that the author wanted to tell. This is my favorite of this author's books and I highly recommend it.

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Susan Roberts, reviewer. Susan grew up in the Detroit area but after deciding that city life wasn't for her she moved to North Carolina after college. She and her husband have several acres of land and they enjoy gardening and canning vegetables in the summer. They travel extensively. Susan reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on Facebook or Twitter.

Book info:
available formats: ebook and print (417 pages)
published: May 2016 by Thomas Dunne Books
ISBN13: 9780312380366
genres: crime, suspense

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