Redemption Road by author John Hart tells the intertwined story of Elizabeth Black and Adrian Wall. As a rookie cop Elizabeth Black idolised Detective Adrian Wall. When Wall is found guilty of a brutal murder, Black still is the only person who believes Wall’s innocence. 13 years later Black rescues a girl. as the two perpetrators of the crime ate shot dead by Black, the only witness the young girl, Blacks career is in serious jeopardy. Wall is then suddenly released from prison and the body of another woman is found at the site of Wall’s first murder victim.
Redemption Road book is a phenomenally difficult book to review, purely because it is just that good. It is a book full of such tangled lies and deception, but the author, John Hart, manages to write so fluently, with such great clarity that the story at every point seemed clear. That’s one hell of an achievement to accomplish.
It’s a stark book, there is very little happiness to be found in Redemption Road, but the gritty nature of the story was not overbearing. I’ve read books before where the author has spent far too much time concentrating on just how gritty the story is, rather than concentrating on the actual story. Redemption Road is just an exceptional story from beginning to end.
This book is full of bad men, who will stop at nothing to get what they want. In Redemption Road, those that are good really have to suffer. Because of this it can be a painful read at times, Hart has drawn characters so well that you live through their struggles with them.
Redemption Road is an exceptional book, the kind that doesn’t come around very often. In a genre with a huge number of books, this stands head and shoulders above most. Absolutely 5 stars.
****Disclaimer – I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway – Thank you! This is my honest review****