Redemption Road

  • by John Hart
  • Narrated by Scott Shepherd
  • 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The first and only author to win back-to-back Edgars for Best Novel. Every book a New York Times best seller.
After five years, John Hart is back. Since his debut best seller, The King of Lies, reviewers across the country have heaped praise on John Hart, comparing his writing to that of Pat Conroy, Cormac McCarthy, and Scott Turow. Each novel has taken Hart higher on the New York Times best-seller list as his masterful writing and assured evocation of place have won readers around the world and earned history's only consecutive Edgar Awards for Best Novel with Down River and The Last Child. Now, Hart delivers his most powerful story yet.
Imagine: 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 13 years in prison, a good cop walks free as deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linen....
This is a town on the brink. This is Redemption Road.
Brimming with tension, secrets, and betrayal, Redemption Road proves again that John Hart is a master of the literary thriller.

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Stunning, Gripping, Remarkable

In the beginning few chapters I found the narration lacking and I could not understand where the story was going. Yet without realuzing it, I was gripped by both the narration and completely emersed in the novel.

Having read and listened to John Hart's previous works, I never dreamed he was capable of a novel of this magnitude. Redemption Road puts him in rare company. Thomas Harris and Joe Nesbo come to mind.

Its a complicated tale with several layers of mystery and intrigue. The characters are as intriguing as their secrets.

Scott Shepherd does a wonderful job narrating. 5 stars gatuntees I will be listening to this many times over the years.
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- Charles Atkinson "Dept Q, Harry Hole... where are you?"

Thrilled John Hart is Back

John Hart has not published a new book in 5 years so I could not wait for this one to arrive. I was not disappointed at all. His first 2 books (both Edgar Award Winners), "The King of Lies" and "Down River" are excellent. I am sure this book will also be nominated for an Edgar - deservedly so.

All of Hart's books are standalone - no series. New characters with each book so you can read them in any order. Detective Elizabeth Black was the main character in this story. I found her to be so frustrating and then fantastic at various parts of the story, I will just say she left me conflicted, but intrigued. There are lots of characters, but Hart does such a good job with character development, I was able to keep up with everyone throughout the story.

In this story, Hart allows the villain to narrate at times. Still, you are never sure "whodunit". I was still guessing to the end. I don't want to give anything away, but will let you know that once it got started, I couldn't stop listening.

Hope Hart is busy writing his next book. The narration was excellent.
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- L. O. Pardue "I love to read books set in interesting places or historical settings. I especially love mysteries and thrillers."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-03-2016
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio