Escape to Redemption takes you inside the minds of two people who have each killed another person. We see their nightmares, their lies, the way each tries to escape what has been done.
Once I started this book, it was hard for me to take a break from reading it. Set in England and Poland, this is the story of a girl who finds out the woman who has been raising her isn’t her real mom.
Josie isn’t that crazy about her mom to begin with, but she will be leaving home soon to go to college. Josie is told by a woman she doesn’t know, a woman who claims she was friends with Josie’s real mom, that she is adopted. The woman who had given birth to her was a whore and had been murdered when Josie was little.
Finding out you were adopted would be rough enough, but discovering your mom had been a whore? How would that make you feel? The revenge that she takes against the one she feels is responsible for her mom’s death leads to more trouble than she ever dreamed it would.
Josie said that she only wants to scare Curtis Rook, the man who should have been looking out for her mom, but she ends up shooting his son. She had thought he was going to kill her. What was she supposed to do? And Snaz, a friend that was with her, picks up where she left off.
She has killed one person, Snaz has killed one person. Because Josie is sure she can be identified, she flees England, leaving Snaz to deal with it all. Determined to find Pete, her former boyfriend, she drives through three countries to reach Poland, a country she has decided she hates. A reformed criminal she meets there offers to hide her from the police and help her begin a new life. But will she ever be able to forgive herself for what she has done?
Rather than escaping from what she has done, her deed follows her in nightmares and tortures her thoughts. Snaz freaks out when he can no longer get hold of Josie. He imagines all sorts of things. After all, she had promised him that they would always be together. Snaz and Josie deal separately with their actions, one in Poland and the other in England.
Lying to people can cause so many problems, but when you want to hide what you have done, what else can you do? But then you have to make up more lies to cover up the last one you told. Before long, it turns into a vicious cycle and the worry about being discovered eats you up inside.
Will Josie ever have peace again? Will she find redemption for what she has done?
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. If you would like your own copy of Escape to Redemption, I have provided an Amazon link below.
Amazon Link: Escape to Redemption
Recommended Article: Escape, Redemption, and Forgiveness – Guest Post by Peter M. Parr
How can it be so easy to kill someone?
In the next queue, two children chased each other between the lines of brimful carts, gurgling with laughter like drunken pixies.
Josie stared open-mouthed at the fish in the bathtub.
She’d put on so much make-up in an attempt to bring some life to her face that it made her look like a tragic clown.
New Words Learned:
anorak – a hooded pullover jacket originally made of fur and worn in the arctic, now made of any weather-resistant fabric
blancmange – a jelly-like dessert, stiffened usually with cornflour and shaped in a mold
brollies – umbrellas
sangha – a Buddhist community of monks, nuns, novices, and laity.
About the Author:
Peter M. Parr works part-time as a civil servant, which gives him time to indulge his passion for writing. He facilitates workshops to encourage people to reflect on what truly matters. He lives in Hastings, England, overlooking the sea. Escape to Redemption is his first novel.