A Dark Redemption

Stav Sherez

A Dark Redemption by Stav Sherez is the first in a brilliant new police procedural series, featuring DI Jack Carrigan and DS Geneva Miller.

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A Dark Redemption introduces DI Jack Carrigan and DS Geneva Miller as they investigate the brutal rape and murder of a young Ugandan student. Plunged into an underworld of illegal immigrant communities, they discover that the murdered girl’s studies at a London College may have threatened to reveal things that some people will go to any lengths to keep secret…

Unflinching, inventive and intelligent, A Dark Redemption explores a sinister case that will force DI Carrigan to face up to his past and DS Miller to confront what path she wants her future to follow.

Critic Reviews

A superior novel, well written and plotted, with a convincing backdrop about a continent that rarely features in crime fiction.

Marcel Berlins, The Times
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Sherez doesn't disappoint... fast paced and slick, this is the first in what could well be an outstanding series.

Laura Wilson, Guardian
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A clever, multi-layered beginning to a promising new series... Sherez does a masterful job with a particularly haunting plot.

Henry Sutton, Daily Mirror
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Sherez is superb at evoking the unfamiliar world of immigrant communities ... and his scenes set in Uganda are just as good ... although there is nothing more conventional than an unconventional cop, Sherez has beaten the odds and created an original detective in Carrigan.

Jake Kerridge, Daily Telegraph
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The interplay of all the characters' fear, guilt and longing for justice adds both depth and sharpness to the novel.A Dark Redemptionis said to be the first of the series, which is welcome news.

Natasha Cooper, Times Literary Supplement
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[T]his has a ring of authenticity that draws you in and holds your attention captive throughout. Meanwhile, proving that he can plot with the best of them, Sherez adds a twist at the end that will have you shivering. A Dark Redemption is classy, captivating and worth every penny I'm about to urge you to spend on it.


Stav Sherez is the author of The Devil’s Playground (2004), described by James Sallis as ‘altogether extraordinary’, and which was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger Award, The Black Monastery (2009) described as ‘spectacular’ by Laura Wilson in the Guardian,and two novels in the Carrigan and Miller series, A Dark Redemption (2012) and Eleven Days (2013), both of which…

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