By Laura Wilkinson
Published by Accent Press (28 January 2016)
If you lost everything in one night, what would you do? Saffron is studying for a promising career in medicine until a horrific accident changes her life for ever. Needing to escape London, she moves to a small coastal town to live with her mother. Saffron hates the small town existence and feels trapped until she meets Joe, another outsider. Despite initial misgivings, they grow closer to each other as they realise they have a lot in common. Like Saffron, Joe has a complicated past ...one that's creeping up on his present. Can Joe escape his demons for long enough to live a normal life - and can Saffron reveal the truth about what really happened on that fateful night? Love is the one thing they need most, but will they - can they - risk it?
Redemption Song is a easy-to-read love story filled with guilt, honesty, deceit and lies.
Saffron was involved in a horrific accident that changed her life forever. After moving back to her hometown to live with her mother Rain, she becomes attracted to Joe, who is very reticent to talk about his past.
Redemption Song is cleverly plotted, emotional and intriguing, as the characters gradually open up to one another as the story progresses. I would have loved to learn a bit more about Joe's background, but it didn't detract from the plot at all.
This is a novel about learning to let go and the concept of forgiveness. How can you forgive others if you can't forgive yourself. It's certainly a book that will make you think.
I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.