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The sequel to The Contest

Going back is never easy. But sometimes you have to go back to move forward. 


It has been nine years since the contest, but for some of the contestants it feels like yesterday. When they all receive an invitation to return to the island of Samimoto, some say a return would be too painful, while others see going back as a necessary cleansing to help them move on with their lives.


Will going back be a time to relax and bring redemption 

for those still seeking it? Or will it unlock the secrets and lies that have been buried to protect those still living? These are secrets and lies that, if revealed, could turn their lives upside 

down and tear their worlds apart.


When an abduction takes place back in New Zealand, suspicions grow and point to one person, but all is not what it seems. Detective Sergeant Wood and Constable Banks are brought in to solve the case, but as they learn more about the contestants, a tangled web of untruths and deceit hinders their investigation, making them question their every move.





Redemption is a most worthy sequel to The Contest. Carne has resurrected the wonderful, believable characters from her first book and added some new human - and sometimes humorous - ones to the cast. It's a thoroughly enjoyable read with as many *gulp* moments as The Contest and a completely unexpected and eye-widening ending. The perfect gift for those who enjoy mysteries with a touch of spiciness and romance.

Lel Scott, Hawkeye Proofreading Services


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