The Redeemer by Victoria Goldman is the first book in the Shanna Regan murder mystery series and is published by Three Crowns Publishing UK. A journalist discovers a series of threatening fake historic markers (plaques) and vigilante killings spanning several decades with ties to the local Jewish community. The Redeemer has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Debut Crime Novel In 2022’ in the Crime Fiction Lover Awards 2022.
PRAISE FOR THE REDEEMER
‘Faye Kellerman, behold your British counterpart’ – Jewish Journal
‘An astute, important and compelling read’ – Sarah Hilary, author of Fragile
‘A tense, twisty crime thriller that will hook readers and intrigue them’ – Adam Hamdy, author of The Other Side of Night
‘An enjoyable and intriguing mystery set against the backdrop of a fascinating community’ – Susi Holliday, author of The Hike
‘With an almost glowering intensity, The Redeemer not only creates a chilling mystery, it also takes you into the heart of a Jewish community, and for me, opened up a new world of understanding’ – Liz Robinson, LoveReading website
‘An intriguing, atmospheric page-turner … had me hooked!’ – Janice Hallett, author of The Twyford Code
ABOUT THE REDEEMER
‘REPENT BEFORE YOU DIE … OR MAY YOU NEVER R.I.P.’
Threatening plaques, vigilante killings, a Jewish community in an English town – what’s the link? The clock is ticking to the next murder.
After witnessing a racist incident in a small Hertfordshire town, journalist Shanna Regan uncovers a series of threatening fake historical plaques. Each plaque highlights someone’s misdemeanour rather than a good deed. Delving deeper, Shanna discovers these plaques are linked to vigilante killings spanning several decades, with ties to the local Jewish community. As her search for the truth becomes personal, Shanna puts her own life in danger. Can she stop the next murder in time?
This compelling, thought-provoking crime novel features themes of prejudice and racism, heritage and identity, revenge and redemption, and secrets from the past.
Victoria Goldman was given an honourable mention for The Redeemer in the Capital Crime/DHH Literary Agency New Voices Award 2019.