"Matthew Clark has returned to the upstate New York village of Eckert's Landing for a family crisis, only to be dragged down a dark path of murder and suspicion." Thus it begins. The body of an unknown woman has turned up on the abandoned railroad tracks and Matt finds himself embroiled in not only this murder but a very old serial murder from the past. Could those murders from long ago and this murder somehow be linked? We travel along with Matt as he faces some old ghosts in the form of childhood friends and family and self doubts. Part Two: Retribution continues this well thought out series with a great storyline. See my previous reviews.
And now, Part Three: Redemption. This is where it gets a little more muddled. Joseph Pittman has a great story going on here and I love his characters. I find the lead character very likable and that's important to a lot of us. The other main characters are equally likable and well thought out in my opinion. I would actually like to see more of Matt Clark in other books.
There is a bit of bad news though. Unfortunately, the author goes one twist and turn too many. At first, I loved the twists which I didn't see coming and it was great, but then, the whole thing went down hill with the last uncalled for twist. At that point I'm asking "Really?" in my best sarcastic voice. Sigh. Also, one question was never answered. Who took the boy from the accident scene? Fortunately, it's not paramount to the story.
All in all though, it was a great read that I didn't want to put down and it had me hanging on for dear life. I will be looking at the author's other books.