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Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite
I finished Redemption Lake by Susan Clayton-Goldner in just two days. I would have finished it in one, but I needed to sleep. The story is about eighteen-year-old Matt Garrison. Matt has been living with guilt over the death of his cousin that occurred years ago. During one drunken night he makes the mistaken of sleeping with his best friend’s mother. When he awakes during the night, he finds her body.
Redemption Lake reminded me why I love to read. Susan Clayton-Goldner transports you into the guilt-ridden world of Matt Garrison. Matt is a likable character. He is a loyal friend but blames himself for everything wrong in the world. He cannot forgive himself and believes no one else should either. He is afraid of losing his best friend. At times in the book, I really thought that Matt should talk to someone or at least admit what happened, but I understood why he did not.
I loved that this book was truly a mystery for me. I thought I figured out who the murderer was, but Susan Clayton-Goldner kept throwing me off. At the end I was surprised by how many times I had changed my mind about “who done it.” I will not be forgetting this book anytime soon. I definitely want to read more of Susan Clayton-Goldner’s books in the future. If you are a mystery lover, then this is the book for you! It will have you second-guessing yourself the whole way through it. I loved this book! This author has gained a fan in me.