Redemption Road

Redemption Road

eBook - 2016
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Marsali MacIver
Mar 05, 2019

David Baldacci's review on the front cover of "Redemption Road" caused me to snag this book on my last trip to the library. Thank you, David!! This book was riveting and wonderfully well-written. The plot was just twisted enough to keep me on my toes but not so twisted that it defied a reality test. Sometimes a bit graphic so would not recommend for anyone under 18'ish. Great writer, great read!

Jul 21, 2018

This book was good: very meaty. I enjoyed it though I have to say I was getting tired of riding in the car on those endless roads back and forth and all around (phew). One other thing I noticed, (maybe I'm the only one) this was very much like Steven King's writing; plots and sub plots. John Hart writes in a very descriptive and vivid style. He drags you down and won't let you up until he is good and ready. I love finding a new author (like a gift) and so many of his books for my future reading!

DBRL_ANNEG Mar 11, 2018

This Southern-Gothic literary thriller was a slow-burn of a read for me. The pacing at the beginning as the multiple characters were introduced was dreadfully slow. With that said, I'm glad I stuck it out. Once I had sorted everyone out and author John Hart started to reveal just what was going on (and this is a story that contains not one, but two intriguing mysteries), I didn't want to put it down. I even thought about it when I wasn't reading. At the beginning I might not have been willing to try another book from Hart, but he won me over by the end and I will definitely be giving more of his books at try.

Jun 18, 2017

This was a well written mystery. The characters had depth, were human with all of the traits we expect humans to have. I liked how the story developed and how the various characters interacted. It took quite a while to figure out who the serial killer was and then to see who the heroine really was and where the story was going. I liked the end especially as it tied in all of the main characters and provided a lot of food for thought. I would classify this as a must read.

Mar 08, 2017

I was never really into thriller or mystery novels until this. But after I am just a fanatic about them. The ending will blow you AWAY. Like it was there all along but you would never have guessed. There are so many important themes in this book, and they were all so beautifully woven together. This is one of the books I will be sure I will never forget. It's great, awesome, a rollercoaster, heartfelt. I LOVE JOHN HART!!!! I read The Last Son but it wasn't as good as this. I look forward to reading more of him.

Mar 01, 2017

Hard for me to put it down. The writing style hard to beat. Recommend this book if you like on the edge thrillers and getting involved with the different characters.

ArapahoeElaine Dec 08, 2016

Suspenseful, brutal and heart wrenching, I would definitely recommend this book to someone who liked thrillers. It was a little too dark for me with the violence and the dead bodies at times, but the writing style of Mr. Hart can't be beat. He weaved together multiple story lines and made all the characters believable and likeable. I enjoyed it immensely!

Aug 16, 2016

A good story, despite the fact that I figured out who the killer was in the 1st third of the book. I thought the story dragged on a bit long in a few places but I would still recommend it to those who like a thriller.

Aug 12, 2016

Cop Elizabeth Black is in trouble for killing two kidnapping suspects she tracked to a dark basement. Also, a cop she was once obsessed with is released from prison after 13 years for a murder she does not think he committed. When similar murders are committed and some disturbing facts trickle out about what happened in that dark basement Liz finds herself in a world of trouble. The strength of this novel is in its characters. Liz, Adrian, Gideon and Channing. A multitude of sins are committed in this novel and the road to redemption is long and hard but the characters we come to love will ultimately find that redemption by seeking out each other. A real winner, highly recommended.

Aug 09, 2016

I started off listening to the audiobook in the car but it grabbed me and I couldn't wait to keep going so I got the e-book. Loved it and will look for more by this author.

Aug 07, 2016

Typical great John Hart book. Some parts stretch the imagination but, overall a very good book.

Jul 26, 2016

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Jul 01, 2016

Great read - really couldn't put down. Felt so involved with the characters that you felt their pain and wanted to reach out and help them. Could everything really happen in real life - probably not, but this was so well done that reality didn't matter - because you believed the world that Hart created. Now on to his other novels. Recommend this book if you like to be on the edge of your seat, because that is where you will be while reading this.

Jun 28, 2016

Could not put it down. A couple of details seemed a little far-fetched, but it was still exciting and the characters were well developed.

smc01 Jun 15, 2016

I was fortunate to receive an advance listening copy of this book at the Public Libraries Association conference in April 2016. Publisher reps had touted it as an upcoming sure hit - and they were right. This book grabbed me right from the start, and kept me wishing my commute was longer on most days! Scott Shepherd is such an impressive reader - unparalleled in my listening experience. He shows amazing emotion with differing voices for each character that reflect their personalities.

This is the first book I've read by John Hart, but I'll keep reading his others. His characters are well defined, nuanced and real. The writing is impressive and much better than a lot of authors in this genre. This story kept me guessing until near the end, and the only reason I didn't give the book five stars is that I found some things that happened at the end to be unbelievable.
But I came to care about the main characters Liz and Adrian, and I will miss hearing their voices, so movingly read by Scott Shepherd.

Jun 13, 2016

I read through the entire book; didn't skip any page even though too wordy during cliff hangers; felt involved with those damaged and tortured souls, but had a hard time to accept that the devilish tormentors were able to escape discovery for so long. Ultra high shock value but beyond the realms of believability.

May 24, 2016

This book had me from page 1. An amazing plot with fully etched, believable characters. Full of suspense, betrayals and terror - you won't want to put it down.

May 11, 2016

This book had a slow and confusing start. I was afraid it was going to be the first John Hart book I didn't like. I needn't have worried. By about page 100 I was totally invested in these characters and absorbed in their tragically sad stories. JH is such a gifted storyteller and this one is complex, dark, twisty and oh so good. Great characters with lots of depth. You feel their pain, both emotional and physical. I didn't want to say goodbye to them and hope we might see them in a future book.

May 10, 2016

I've always loved John Hart's books, and can tell you that this is one of his best. Beautifully written and plotted. I could not put it down until I finished it at 3:00 am.

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