Our February Mystery Book Club selection was Redemption Road by John Hart.
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. But for how long?
And deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, the unthinkable has just happened…
This is a town on the brink. This is a road with no mercy."
Have you read any of John Hart's books? This was the first one I have read.
Of note: "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.'
So the story has some gritty, icky parts. But...his writing is so good, I really got wrapped up in the story and couldn't put it down. It seems like there are several separate stories going on but they are connected. I liked it and would read other books by John Hart. His previous books are stand alones but he is writing a sequel to The Last Child."
What did the book club members think? Most liked it and agreed the writing was really good, but most didn't like the gruesome parts. So be warned but it was really good.
Here's the authors website: http://www.johnhartfiction.com/