A Dark Redemption (Carrigan & Miller) Paperback – 16 Feb 2012
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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
A Dark Redemption by Stav Sherez is the first in a striking new police procedural series.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An excellent and exciting read, full of suspense and drama, full marks to Stav Sherez for another splendid book.Very enjoyable.Published on 16 April 2013 by Magnolia
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