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Redemption Road by John Hart
  

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Good cop Adrian Wall is serving time for a murder he didn’t commit that his colleague Elizabeth is keen to clear him of. Adrian serves his thirteen years of pure hell only to be let out in to a fist full of trouble as a copycat kidnapping occurs almost immediately upon his release. Elizabeth finds the kidnapped and raped girl gunshots ensue and now Elizabeth is in trouble too. So we twist and turn in a fast moving story with lots of subtlety, facets and action. Through bent cops and prison guards our innocent man of high moral standards must win through. How is masterfully achieved as the climax builds to an unexpected conclusion. This is a sophisticated good read. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

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Synopsis

Redemption Road by John Hart

Elizabeth Black is a hero. She is a cop who single-handedly rescued a young girl from a locked cellar and shot two brutal kidnappers dead. But she's also a cop with a secret. And she's not the only one...Set in an America of desperate small towns and uneasy and remote landscapes, Redemption Road has all of John Hart's trademark evocation of the abandoned and the derelict and sense of place. With descriptions so chilling and a story so full of twists and turns you cannot stop reading, it marks a new high point in the writing of this very talented author.

Reviews

Seven years ago, I raved over Hart's exceptional novel, The Last Child, and in the ensuing years he has blossomed into one of today's finest thriller writers - certainly in the same league as David Baldacci, John Grisham, Frederick Forsyth and Lee Child. This is a richly satisfying story. There are moments when Hart's writing soars off the page with a lyricism that probably only James Lee Burke can match. Unforgettable. -- Geoffrey Wansell Daily Mail People in publishing have always known that John Hart can flat-out write. His prose conjures comparisons with James Lee Burke in its sultry, melodious alchemy. With REDEMPTION ROAD John Hart has taken it to another level. The prologue is heart-wrenching and the chapters thereafter pull you in like matter to a black hole. Read this novel. And then go back and read all of his others. He's that good. -- David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author There's no easier way to say it: Redemption Road is simply great writing. -- Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Big, bold, and impossible to put down, REDEMPTION ROAD had me from page one. John Hart is a master storyteller. -- Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author Five years have gone by since his fourth novel, 2011's Iron House was published, but Redemption Road proves the wait was worth it. While Hart's previous mysteries were atmospheric tales enhanced by aspects of the Southern novel, Redemption Road is fueled by more of a thriller plot with acute attention to its well-sculpted characters. As the title implies, Hart's novel is about redemption, but also about trust and betrayal, and those emotional roads that most of us never want to travel. Washington Times John Hart writes like a poet, and I couldn't put down this novel, an utterly riveting story of crime and its profound ripple effects on the human psyche. I have long been a fan of John Hart, but in REDEMPTION ROAD, he has topped himself. -- Lisa Scottoline, New York Times Bestselling Author of Corrupted In this stellar crime thriller, Edgar-winner Hart (Iron House) explores the human capacity for resilience and trust in the face of heartbreaking betrayal...Though Hart employs plot twists effectively, it s his powerful, wounded but courageous lead whom readers will remember. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review Hart returns with a masterfully crafted thriller that captivates from the first page. Daily Express Exquisitely written. Irish Independent


About the Author

John Hart was born in North Carolina, where he lives with his wife and two young children. He has degrees in French, accounting and law, and worked as a banker, stockbrocker and attorney before beginning his writing career. His first novel, The King of Lies, was an international bestseller.

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Publication date

1st May 2016

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John Hart

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www.johnhartfiction.com/

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Publisher

John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Hardback
432 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9781848541818

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