Elizabeth 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 alter 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.
Redemption Road is a page-turner right from the start, full of plot twists and plenty of suspense. Alongside protagonist Elizabeth Black who deals with a traumatic past alongside her work as a cop, Hart also has two young emotional wounded characters; Channing, the girl who Elizabeth rescues from a locked cellar, and Gideon who tries to kill the man he thinks murdered his mother when he was a baby. Human resolve and tenacity are what gets these characters through and is the driving force behind this gripping story.
Rich in back story Redemption Road builds up a colourful picture of how a small American town works, the remote landscapes surrounding it and the families who live in it. There are plenty of secrets, and subplots in this epic tale of murder and betrayal that fans of Hart, new or old will enjoy.