Detective Elizabeth Black joined the police department 13-years after Officer Adrian Wall saved her from a suicide attempt. She has always been drawn to him, even after his release from prison for murdering his lover.
She rescues a teenager from two men who have the girl wired to a mattress in a basement. Her screams are their pleasure. The men are shot and killed but shot so many times that the state police begin investigating. Black only states that she shot the men and nothing more. Her behaviour begins to deteriorate.
Another body appears in the church where the woman Wall was convicted of killing had been placed. This new victim has been murdered in the same fashion. Is he really a killer, or as Black needs to believe – innocent? Wall is a deeply scarred man and barely communicative. What happened to him in prison?
John Hart’s characters are deep and ephemeral at the same time. You feel much while reading Redemption Road and are compelled to move forward to know much. Folding and blending just a bit at a time he brings you in and you wonder how it will all end.
~ June Lorraine