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Saturday, 25 July 2015

Redemption Road by Lisa Ballantyne

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The crash is the unravelling of Margaret Holloway. Trapped inside a car about to explode, she is rescued by a scarred stranger who then disappears. Margaret remembers little, but she's spent her life remembering little - her childhood is full of holes and forgotten memories. Now she has a burning desire to discover who she is and why her life has been shrouded in secrets. What really happened to her when she was a child? Could it have anything to do with the mysterious man who saved her life?
Flitting effortlessly between past and present, this is a suspenseful, gritty and emotionally charged journey of an estranged father and daughter, exploring the strength of family ties and our huge capacity for forgiveness.
'An emotionally compelling tale of old sins and lingering ghosts' Chris Brookmyre
Lisa Ballantyne was born in Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland and was educated at Armadale Academy and University of St Andrews. She spent most of her twenties working and living in China, before returning to the UK in 2002, to work in Higher Education. She lives in Glasgow.
Review: I really enjoyed how the car crash in Redemption Road spiraled a whole series of unexpected events. Secrets, repressed memories and exciting twists were revealed as the plot plowed on ahead. I had no idea what to expect when I started to read this book and it wasn't long before I just couldn't put the book down! Wow, now I definitely need to read 'The Guilty One'!

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