Redemption Song by Laura Wilkinson

Brighton- based Wilkinson has conjured a wonderful read that leaves a feeling of things coming out right.

This is a heartfelt, satisfying book. Brighton- based Wilkinson has conjured a wonderful read that leaves a feeling of things coming out right.

Redemption SongWhich, after a slew of frankly miserable books that I’ve been reading was quite a relief.

There’s tension here and enough plot to keep you guessing throughout and the main character, Saffron is an engaging, feisty heroine.

She was studying for a career in medicine until a terrible accident changes her life in ways that she hadn’t even imagined.

Needing to leave London, she returns to a small coastal town to live with her mother. Saffron doesn’t engage with small town mentality and feels trapped, until she meets Joe. Despite initial misgivings they grow closer to one another as they realise that they have a lot in common.

But like Saffron, Joe has a complicated past too. Can either of them ever live a calm, normal life? They both need love, but can Saffron reveal what happened on that fateful night of her accident?

There is a sense of engagement to this novel, that feels complete and real which makes it a powerful yet joyous read. There is a nail biting ending, and despite the fact that I knew it would all be OK, it doesn’t spoil the enjoyment of reading this wonderful book. The perfect read for a stormy afternoon.