Redemption Road (Hardcover)

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Len says: "A dark, brilliantly-written novel full of twists, turns, and heartache. Police officer Elizabeth Black finds herself in the center of a maelstrom as state attorneys attempt to indict her for the murder of two depraved sociopaths while she was in the line of duty. At the same time, Adrian Wall, another cop and the man who saved Elizabeth's life, is about to be released from prison, where he served a thirteen year stint for an alleged crime of passion. Hart weaves these two storylines into a gruesome, often chilling, and entirely gripping crime novel that will have you on the edge of your seat all the way to the spectacular ending. (SIDE NOTE: I listened to the audio version of this book. Scott Shepard's narration might be the best I've ever heard.)" 

— Len Vlahos, co-owner of Tattered Cover


Now at NYT Besteller

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. After five years, John Hart is back.

Since his debut bestseller, 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 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: 9780312380366
ISBN-10: 0312380364
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016
Pages: 432
Language: English