Redemption Road (Paperback)

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After five years away, John Hart is back, and Redemption Road is well worth the wait. Hart introduces us to an unforgettable group of characters: Gideon, a teenage boy determined to avenge his mother’s murder; Elizabeth, a veteran police officer under fire for shooting a pair of kidnappers eighteen times; and Adrian, a former policeman fresh out of prison on parole, having been convicted of murdering a young woman and leaving her body on the altar of an abandoned church. When another corpse appears in the same abandoned church, Adrian is the prime suspect and is forced to go underground to prove his innocence. As these three characters’s lives become intertwined, and as the bodies keep piling up, the question arises: what hope of redemption is there for these broken souls.

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Now a New York Times Bestseller

Over 2 million copies of his books in print. The first and only author to win back-to-back Edgars for Best Novel. Every book a New York Times bestseller.

Since his debut bestseller, The King of Lies, reviewers across the country have heaped praise on John Hart. Each novel has taken Hart higher on the New York Times Bestseller 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.


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 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.

About the Author

John Hart is the author of REDEMPTION ROAD, and of four New York Times bestsellers, THE KING OF LIES, DOWN RIVER, THE LAST CHILD and IRON HOUSE. The only author in history to win the best novel Edgar Award for consecutive novels, John has also won the Barry Award, the Southern Independent Bookseller's Award for Fiction, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and the North Carolina Award for Literature. His novels have been translated into thirty languages and can be found in over seventy countries. A former defense attorney and stockbroker, John spends his time in North Carolina and Virginia, where he writes full-time.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250132116
ISBN-10: 1250132118
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: May 16th, 2017
Pages: 464
Language: English

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