Redemption Road by John Hart
Publisher: Hachette Books
Goodreads Summary: Now after five years, John Hart is back with a stunning literary thriller.
A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother.
A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting.
After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free. But for how long?
And deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, the unthinkable has just happened…
This is a town on the brink. This is a road with no mercy.
After five years, John Hart returns with Redemption Road, his most powerful story yet.
Rating: 5 Stars
Review: Redemption Road is an intriguing name, but only a tiny piece of the novel. John Hart starts with a bang, then continues to wow readers throughout the novel, hinting at the truth in flashbacks and an occasional mystery POV; the POV of the killer.
The synopsis only gives you a tiny of what's to come in Redemption Road. However, the two characters mentioned do not seem to be connected; only after reading a few chapters do you see the start of their connection.
I don't read many thrillers, not because I don't enjoy them, they're just not really on my radar. John Hart's style of writing is very different from my usual Patricia Cornwell, but I love it just as much, if not even more.
Redemption Road is structured incredibly carefully, and every intricate detail had a hidden meaning. I never guessed the ending, every theory I had was way off, and the ending was cut-throat, shocking, and definitely unexpected. The story lines began to tie together as I got into the book, and John Hart chose the right perspective for Redemption Road. Just like David Baldacci's back cover review said, I'm definitely going to be reading more John Hart.
Purchase Location: ~I received a free paperback copy from Hachette NZ in exchange for an honest review~
Buy the book: Book Depository
Recommended for: All fans of Thrillers.