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 history, a woman with a secret And she s not the only one.Adrian Wall is finally free after thirteen years of torture and abuse In the very first room he walks into, a boy with a gun is waiting to avenge the death of his mother But that is the least of Adrian s problems.He was safer in prison.And deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linen It is not the first to be found.This is a town on the brink This is Redemption Road.Brimming with tension, secrets, and betrayal, brilliantly evoking an America of small towns and remote landscapes, of the abandoned, the derelict and the desperate, this is a novel so chillingly suspenseful and a story so full of twists and turns that you simply cannot stop reading It marks a new high point in the writing of this bestselling master of the literary thriller....
|Publisher||:||Hodder Paperbacks 9 Februar 2017|
|Number of Pages||:||464 Seiten|
|File Size||:||590 KB|
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Redemption Road Reviews
Spannend von Anfang bis Ende, düster, intensiv und so bedrückend, dass man nach einiger Zeit das Buch aus der Hand legen muss um etwas Abstand zu gewinnen. Vielleicht liegt es an der langen Zeit zwischen den einzelnen Romanen dass sie immer noch etwas besser werden als der vorhergehende. Großartig geschrieben!
I have liked all of John Hart's previous books and looked forward to this novel, but I was hugely disappointed in Redemption Road. I did not care for the female protagonist. She was both unlikable and unbelievable. I had a hard time accepting that the character would actual do some of the things she did if she were such a well-thought of police officer. In addition, the resolution of the story was ridiculous. Actually, some of the major events were ridiculous, too, and the revelation of the murderer made me laugh. Really? This book is not a good example of John Hart's work. In fact, it's hard to believe he wrote it. But since he has produced very good novels in the past, I await his next offering.
It may have taken John Hart five years to write his latest novel, but it was well worth the wait. A beautiful wordsmith and creative genius, Hart’s works are exceptional amongst the average mystery thrillers available on the market. All of his books stand out, but Redemption Road is a masterpiece.Former consummate police officer Adrian Wall is released after doing thirteen years hard time for a violent crime he swears he did not commit. The victim’s son, Gideon, wants revenge against Wall. Detective Elizabeth Black has been obsessed with Wall since the day he saved her life and believes him to be innocent. However, a police shooting has placed her in the center of an investigation and, for some reason, she’s not cooperating. Channing, the rape victim Black saved during the shooting, suffers from PTSD and shares an unknown connection with the detective. And a killer, quiet over these last few years, has returned, leaving the body of a young woman where Adrian Wall’s victim was found thirteen years ago.The story revolves around these main characters and they drive the narrative as they seek their own form of closure, of revenge, of redemption. And complicating their hope for absolution are the repercussions of choice. Each has made a choice, for good or for bad, that has affected their lives and the lives of those around them. Every character in the book, minor ones included, must live with the fallout of their choices. So many times the reader can feel the pain as some characters recognize and think “if only…”And Redemption Road is not a straightforward whodunit murder mystery, there are more secrets and puzzles for the reader to discover and solve. The author has presented the readers with a magnificent gift that is complex and multilayered and a thrill to unravel. Some answers are easily discovered while others rival the country roads that surround this North Carolina town, full of twists and surprises and unexpected detours. Red herrings are tossed into the mix and, to complicate things even further, some turn out to be truths.The characters are flawed and frail and tragically human. While Adrian may be broken and Channing desperate and Gideon heartbreaking, Elizabeth is the star of the book. Her deep, dark strength and compassion bring this woman to life. She sacrifices her love, her sanity, and her sympathy for the people in her life, whether they are deserving of it or not. She suffers for children such as Channing and Gideon. She commendably forgives those that merit her hatred. Truly, an amazing woman.While choices are what brought all these people to whatever anger or greed or insanity or lies or heartbreak or desperation now ruling their lives, they will all stand at the crossroads that lead to redemption, or oblivion. All will be given a second chance. The choice is theirs.
I am an inveterate reader, starting with comic books at a very early age, progressing quickly to the Tarzan novels, and then to the Hardy Boys. At age 66, according to my own calculations, I have probably read over 5,000 novels. I read to learn about the world outside of the small town in Wisconsin I grew up in, I read for entertainment, I read to escape reality, and I read to learn. I read to pass the time on airplanes, in terminals, in hotel rooms, on various beaches, and while recovering from numerous surgeries.An author has to be really, really good to get my attention and he/she has to work at all aspects of his/her work to present a novel worth remembering -- and worth recommending to others. My preferred genres include horror, mystery, thrillers, and detective novels. Some of the best books that I have ever read include: "Boy's Life" (Robert McCammon), "The Stand" (Stehen King), "The Girl Next Door" (Jack Ketchum), "Mystic River" (Dennis Lehane), "The Cabinet of Curiosities" (Preston and Child), and "The Anvil Chorus" (Shane Stevens). Other authors I enjoy include: Lee Child, Robert Crais, Nelson DeMille, Stephen Hunter, Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Ken Follett, George Pelecanos, John Sandford, Tom Wolfe, Lawrence Block, and Greg Iles.The first test an author has to pass is to come up with the story, preferably something unique and based on reality, yet full of twists and turns that are believable but not contradictory. A great author doesn't want to cause any suspension of disbelief. He/she has to present interesting characters who are well developed and are able to think and act as required in the story line. The environment where the story takes place has to be described well enough to allow the reader to put himself/herself in the story alongside the main characters. The author has to research all of the bits and pieces that he/she includes in his/her work in order to make all of his/her descriptions accurate. One poorly researched and described event can ruin the author's credibility. And the author has to introduce his/her story and then consistently build on it until it gains momentum and rushes to its conclusion -- all the while throwing in subtle distractions to keep the reader thinking but not enough to give away the ending. "Terrible events always have small beginnings." After the dramatic conclusion is presented, an unwinding (denouement or epilogue) has to wrap things up and describe the new normal that the characters have entered. The inclusion of humor in all its forms can add considerable punch to a story.Readers who don't take the time to buy and read "Redemption Road" will miss John Hart's best work (so far). Seldom have I read a book where all the characters carry such heavy baggage, damaged by past events or manipulated by people close to them. Their burdens have cast them into a world of darkness with only the barest sliver of hope dangling in the distance, a glimmer that seems to get farther away as the story progresses. Mr. Hart's imagery is stark, his verbage gut wrenching, and he paints a dark picture of bad thoughts, strong emotions, hopelessness, and with no way out. Physical and psychological torture is not just used to gather information, it is used as a tool to inflict permanent damage. The bad guys are really bad and even the good guys seem to lack many redeeming qualities. Birds of a feather tend to flock together -- but sometimes vultures eat their own.You want the characters to survive against the insurmountable hurdles thrown at them. You want love in all its forms to conquer all -- but it appears that instead it could all end in flames and darkness. Reading this story is like jumping on a chainsaw. Body parts and pieces of psyche are torn apart and scattered everywhere. The sounds of screaming and tearing work their way deeper into your mind until you become -- what? A small piece of your former self? Unconnected fragments too small to be reassembled? A mind, a body, ruined one tiny piece at a time? Or can they survive everything thrown at them and live a new life together as permanently damaged individuals? Imperfect people struggling with severely damaged minds and bodies tend to have difficulty finding common ground. And what about faith?John Hart has written a complex novel that throws a lasso around you, capturing and holding the reader while he has his way with you. His writing is clean and taut, causing your emotions to rise and fall with what his characters endure. You will be surprised, you will cry, you will become angry, and you might even laugh once in a while. But the best thing that you can do is to pick up this book and strap yourself in for a long and terribly bumpy ride. This is the first book I've read since "The Exorcist" that kept me up all night until I finished it as the sun came up. And I'm still thinking about it.