Deep in the Louisiana bayou, Mala LaCroix cannot escape the mysterious things she’s seen. Haunted by her otherworldly past, she only wants to hide her special abilities and care for the man she’s come to love. But the dark swamp she calls home holds more than just Mala’s secrets, for a killer is leaving behind ghosts trapped between worlds, hungry for vengeance . . .
Landry knows Mala could never turn her back on those in need. It’s part of what attracts him to her. But now that he’s wrestling with his own demons-and losing-he fears that just being near the woman he loves endangers her life. And that traps him in a terrible dilemma: leave Mala alone to catch a murderer by herself or stay close-and risk entangling her in the brutal battle for his very soul.
Review: I really liked this book. At first I was a little lost because I have not read the first two books in the Dark Paradise series. However, after reading Dark Redemption, I will definitely be reading them!
The story is told in both Mala and Landry’s point of view, which makes the story stronger and the events better understood. Mala seems like a fairly strong character. She can take care of herself and she has a kind heart. Landry is a hot-headed, protective man. Although both characters are independent, together they are a force to be reckoned with. They take on forces of dark magic to solve several local murders. Along the way they face personal problems and questionable characters. They have to learn who they can trust and they respect each others intuition.
I am rating this book a Lovely Rose because I feel like some of the story could have been told better. Some events run together and are hard to follow. Overall, I really liked Dark Redemption and I can’t wait to read the first two books in the Dark Paradise series. I feel like if I would have read them before I read this book, I would have know what was going on instead of being lost in the beginning. Other characters and events (which I assume were in the first two books) were mentioned in this book. Therefore, I don’t think it should be read as a stand alone.