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Redemption Road

Redemption Road - Lisa Ballantyne

I have had this book for a while and fancied something different to the usual crime fiction genre.
Margaret is driving home in treacherous conditions after working late when she is involved in a horrific accident. She is pulled from her car by a stranger just before it sets on fire. Deeply affected by the crash, desperate to find the man who saved her and also to find some answers to events in her childhood that the crash has stirred memories of.
The book the goes back in time to Moll, a seven year old who lives with her mother and stepfather and has no contact with her natural father 'Big George'. George is the only decent member of a gangster family and is desperate to have some part in Moll's life. Another main character is a thoroughly repulsive journalist, Angus, who is very eager to get his big story. Every chapter that featured him had me cringing.
The novel covers evenly Margaret building a relationship with the man who saved her, George's time with Moll and Angus's quest for his story. Every character even the minor characters are strong and feel real.
I loved Margaret's relationship with her family especially her stepfather and also Moll's relationship with George.
Redemption Road is a fantastic read by an author that is new to me. Highly recommended.
Thanks to the publisher and the author for the copy via netgalley.