Dec 11, 2013

Book Review: Redemption

Reya Sinclair is a Redeemer of Souls. Her mission is to give Earth’s most depraved sinners a shot at redemption just before they are slated to die. Her own redemption is on the line as she fulfills her duties, leaving a trail of dead bodies in her wake. It’s all going perfectly well until one detective takes notice, possibly bringing her salvation to a halt.

Thane Driscoll is a good cop who’s seen too many bad guys get away, including the man who murdered his father. He exacts his own style of justice, even if it costs him his humanity. A string of mysterious deaths leads him to a woman who’s not quite human and might hold the key to finding his father’s killer.

When death and shadows descend, New York City becomes a battleground for the forces of light and dark. As the body count rises and sparks fly between them, Reya and Thane race to uncover a terrible truth. Can one man hell-bent on revenge and one woman determined to save her eternal soul be enough to keep the planet from spiraling into darkness?

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Now I will be the first to admit that I have heard of CJ Barry but I hadn't read any of her works.  That is until now and I have no idea what took me so long.  Along with a storyline that kept me entranced, Ms.Barry shows a deft touch with her characters as they grow and become even more arresting as the tale goes on.

REDEMPTION caught my attention within the first couple pages but I couldn't even imagine the questions that this book stirs up about reincarnation and second chances.  This might bother some readers who are opposed to the thought of reincarnation but it ran right along side of some of my beliefs.

Both Reya and Thane start out...well on the dark side of the scale.  There are reasons for this but you will have to read the book to find those out.  They both change and grow as they start to think about their decisions and the consequences of them.  And then you add in a villian that comes from Reya's past.  Well it is a recipe for an engrossing book that doesn't let you up for air.

I do recommend this book to any of my readers who enjoy paranormal romantic suspense with a touch of the metaphysical added in.  I know that I am going to be going on a hunt for Ms. Barry's back list.  I rate it a 4.6.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.
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