Escape to Redemption
She can hide from the police, but not from her guilt.
Josie only had the gun to frighten Curtis Rook, but his son disturbed her. One startled reflex and now he's dead.
Josie flees to Poland leaving her boyfriend Snaz to take the rap. A reformed criminal offers her refuge from the police and the chance to begin a new life, but she cannot hide from her guilt. As the stakes rise, Josie begins to realise that only her own forgiveness can set her free.
Fast-paced and original, Peter M. Parr's contemporary take on Crime and Punishment challenges traditional ideas about guilt and redemption, and the meaning of forgiveness.
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Let me state, very simply, that I loved this book... It is a highly addictive, unique story which raises questions of morality, loyalty and the power of forgiveness. From the outset, you’re thrown into a nail-biting scene as Josie and Snaz flee Rook’s house, unexpectedly leaving two bodies in their wake. What I liked about the set-up was that it was entirely believable. Whether you agree with their actions or not, you can understand how the murder might have happened. The tension rarely lets up as they desperately try to cover their crime – even if that means betraying each other. With twists in the most unexpected of places, I had to remind myself to breathe. ... What drew me to both main characters was that neither was presented as wholly good or bad. They were rich, complex figures who generated mixed emotions throughout every chapter. ... Escape To Redemption is truly unputdownable. It’s soulful crime fiction which will leave you asking what kind of person you are when the chips are down. I predict big things. 10/10 ~ Sarah Ryan, Cultured Vultures, http://culturedvultures.com/book-review-escape-to-redemption-by-peter-m-parr/
"Escape To Redemption" is an original and compelling read from beginning to end. Clearly demonstrating author Peter M. Parr as an exceptionally talented novelist, "Escape To Redemption" will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to community library General Fiction collections. ~ Fiction Shelf, Midwest Book Reviews
I really loved this book. It kept me engaged and on my toes. There were twists I wasn’t expecting. I also loved how this book emotionally had me. I feel a great book is one that makes you forget it’s a book and feels like you’re actually part of it all. Peter M Parr did a wonderful job capturing me as a reader. ~ Bassgiraffe's Thoughts blog, http://www.bassgiraffe.com/2016/09/escape-to-redemption-book-review.html
...Parr's superb understanding of the way human beings justify their sins (especially to themselves) make Josie and Snaz utterly convincing and compelling. An engrossing, realistic morality tale. ~ Kirkus Reviews
Gripped from the start, I found Escape To Redemption a real page turner. Peter Parr knows how to create believable modern day characters and conflicts, and never lets up on the tension. This is a book that will appeal to young and old, male and female. ~ Mel Menzies, bestselling author, Time to Shine
What happens when flawed but essentially decent people do something that will haunt them for the rest of their lives? Escape to Redemption is a powerful and insightful story of guilt and forgiveness. Peter Parr has a talent for suspense. ~ Mike Brooks, author of The Machine Society