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A Dark Redemption (Carrigan & Miller) Paperback – 16 Feb 2012

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (16 Feb. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571244866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571244867
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.8 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,045,457 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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`Fast paced and slick, this is the first in what could well be an outstanding series.' --Laura Wilson, GUARDIAN

`An exceptionally strong start ... Carrigan and Miller are obviously enduring characters and London is painted on a new canvas, true to its time ... Do not miss this one.' --IT'S A CRIME

`Sherez does a masterful job with a particularly haunting plot ... a clever, multi-layered beginning to a promising new series.' --Henry Sutton, DAILY MIRROR

`A superior novel, well written and plotted, with a convincing backdrop about a continent that rarely features in crime fiction.' --Marcel Berlins, THE TIMES

`Intriguing and well-written ... a salutary read, highly recommended.'
--Jessica Mann, LITERARY REVIEW

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A Dark Redemption by Stav Sherez is the first in a striking new police procedural series.

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This is a classy, stylish and troubling thriller from a writer who has over the course of his two previous novels proven he knows how to balance page-turning appeal, great writing and thought-provoking ideas. Before it was Amsterdam, then Greece; now Sherez turns his attention to his home town of London and comes up trumps again - for residents there are the familiar little places and moments that don't make it often enough into novels, and our daily paths are recast with those things from the dark end of the street that we might more happily turn away from. It's a tale, amongst other things, about the experience in the capital of African immigrants, refugees of small wars most of us hardly know about, young men trained to kill in places of heat and light and then set adrift, futureless, in an alien culture: "an unseen army living their lives under the radar, a shadow London of hospital cleaners, dishwashers and street sweepers. A city he passed every day yet never noticed. Invisible because they wanted to be, invisible because we preferred them to be so."

Detectives Carrigan and Miller hunt the murderer of a young Ugandan student through this squalid and sodden city (it's mostly raining, the best its inhabitants can hope for a break enough in the downpour to light another cigarette) while coming to terms with the low-key chaos of their own lives. The first in a series, we learn that Geneva Miller is the daughter of an émigré mother and going through a bitter divorce; Jack Carrigan is rather mysteriously widowed and haunted by decisions made on a post-Uni trip to Africa that left one of his best friends dead.
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What I liked most about this novel was the strong sense of place, whether in Africa, or in England. It worked well on building up a sense of tension - something nasty was going to happen to the three carefree young men in Africa - and by stretching out the tension and leaving the reader hanging, my interest was maintained. The fear of being in a foreign country when things go out of control, nobody knows where you are, and anything can happen was well conveyed - taking the wrong path in life can literally be life changing.

It's a novel with a dark undertone of lives unfulfilled, of opportunities missed, of time passing, what might have been as we sit in death's waiting room - a sadness, which was reflected in the lives of all the characters and mirrored in the weather and gloomy grimy parts of London that many people never see.

Not an optimistic novel, but a good fast read - and I certainly didn't see the twist in the end coming.
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If not for a short review of this novel in a national newspaper this book would have passed me by. It won't be to everyone's taste but then this is true of all (crime) novels. A Dark Redemption is a a gritty, often brutal, exploration of the underbelly of London and the world of African immigrants. Stav Sherez is an accompolished author and this really shows: the plot is excellent (if dark - some of the story makes for uncomfortable reading) and so is character development. It is a pacey, page turning read that is strong on psychological insight. Yes there is violence which is brutal and stomach-turning in places but this reflects the gritty realism of the setting. In the hands of a less skilful author this could have been a turn-off. This is a story that will linger in the mind. I look forward to the next one in the series

Since writing this review this morning I have read another review, this time in the Guardian which concludes: "Fast paced and slick, this is the first in what could well be an outstanding series". I couldn't agree more.
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Another duo of police partners hits the spot in this first outing for DI Carrigan and PC Miller, soon to be Acting Sergeant Miller. Geneva Miller is probably the one to watch. Carrigan is rather more a stereotypical, crotchety and grumpy DI who does his own thing regardless, much to the annoyance of everyone except Miller. Unfortunately, Miller has been put on to the case to report back on Carrigan's attitude and progress in the hope he will - again, it seems - put his large feet into an even larger hole.

Not unexpectedly, Carrigan does just that but Miller finds herself drawn to the man professionally and so events do not turn out as her superiors would have wished.

The investigation into the heartless murder (sorry about the pun) of a Ugandan student soon turns into a lesson in African politics. This, in turn, finds the reader learning about Carrigan's earlier life spent, well, yes, in just that part of the world. With short flashbacks to the events which unfolded at that time, the reader is embroiled in not so much a whodunnit but who pulled the strings to get it done.

It's a clever story, it's a powerful foray into the mindset of another world which, regrettably, impinges on the English lifestyle simply because some of those involved are now in England. You may ask yourself if this is a good thing but don't let that worm away at you whilst you read the book. The author has done his research and portrays a credible environment in which his characters spend their time. A matter of their life and their death which Carrigan and Miller have to deal with, notwithstanding the murky waters of the Foreign Office spilling over into their investigation.
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