Thursday, September 16, 2021


Title: Redemption

Series:  Saint Squad #11

Author: Traci Hunter Abramson

Publisher: Covenant Communications

Genre: Christian Fiction, Suspense

Source: Net Galley

My Review:

While this is the eleventh book in the series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone novel.

Obviously, by reading the other books you will understand some of the character's backgrounds better. This is the first book that I have read in the series and I do not feel as though I missed anything.

Redemption starts with a pretty intense scene, immediately drawing the reader into the action. However, I felt the story was fits and starts, the story would flow quickly, then drag a bit, then flow quickly again. Overall, the storyline was good and it fit the title.

Traumatic events change us. We either let them break us, or we grow stronger because of them. 

There was not a lot of character development or real depth to the story (as far as the characters went). I struggled a bit with the relationships between characters simply because they were not as believable as they should be. I could not relate to any of the characters and some of the situations they found themselves in and how they got there were a little far-fetched.

The premise of the book was good with Riley teaching classes on how to handle mass shootings and the care in which it was all handled. The scenes that addressed this were done well and those who have been in this type of situation might find comfort in the story. 

Thank you to the publisher and Net Galley for the opportunity to review this book. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



Gage Stewart has spent five years trying to overcome his past. Once an abused and troubled teenager, he has worked tirelessly to move beyond the fateful day he was manipulated into holding a group of teenagers hostage. Now, with a new identity and a college degree in criminal psychology, he accepts an unlikely job teaching others what to do during mass shootings.

At the hotel where his class is held, Gage is immediately drawn to Skyler Prescott, the daughter of the wealthy hotel owner. Gage and Skyler quickly discover a shared desire for normalcy, and their easy friendship soon develops into something more. But after a night out ends in horror when a gunman opens fire in the crowded venue, they make an alarming discovery that threatens more than their relationship. The attack was little more than a publicity stunt to draw out the real target: presidential candidate Senator James Whitmore. Unwilling to become someone’s scapegoat, Gage must now work in tandem with the very men who ended his own life of crime before it began—the Saint Squad.




  1. Nice review Cindy. Too bad this one didn't flow well for you. Hope the next one is better.