Title: Journey to Redemption
Author: Anne Patrick
Author’s website: www.suspensebyanne.blogspot.com/
Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Press
Release Date: 2009
Sensuality Level: 1
Reviewed by: Teagan S. Boyd
A serial killer with a vendetta has kidnapped detective Morgan Reynold's son, Jared. After being convicted for the murder of Morgan's husband, Charles "The Slasher" Tate, has escaped, and is now threatening to kill her son if she doesn't come up with the correct "answers.” Though she doesn't know what the answers could be, she is willing to do anything to get her son back.
Chase McAdams is Morgan's new boss, and he is immediately pulled into the twisted case of Morgan's kidnapped son. Chase soon realizes that not everything is as it seems and there is much more to this mystery than just a kidnapping. Chase and Morgan must delve into the mind of a killer and do what they can to save Jared.
I was riveted by this physiological thriller from the moment I opened the book. I am hard-pressed to come up with a specific genre to put it in since it combines so many: from the mystery of a whodunit to the growing feelings between Morgan and Chase; there are so many other elements in between.
Morgan's strength is evident throughout the book, and I found myself drawn to her inner workings, and also I found myself relating to her as a mother. Morgan's depth of pain that she has experienced molds her life, and though I have never experienced the trauma she did in the book, the author does a wonderful job of evoking deep-felt feelings in the reader right along with the character. Chase on the other hand is a man of all seasons. I felt as if he could easily be the well-rounded man most women dream of finding, yet at moments we get a few glimpses of previous parts of his life that have left him bitter.
The entire book kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what might happen. The story was fresh and memorable. Ms. Patrick is truly a talented storyteller. I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a good crime mystery.