The Red Road: A Novel by Jenni WiltzThe Red Road: A Novel by Jenni Wiltz

The Red Road: A Novel

byJenni Wiltz

Paperback | January 26, 2015

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Honor student Emma knows more about galvanic cell diagrams than guns. College is the only way out of her gang-ridden hometown, but her parents can't afford it. When her unemployed dad lands a job as a census taker, things start looking up. But he's sent deep into East Malo Verde, where gang members rule the streets and fear anyone with a badge who knocks on doors. One night, a gang member mistakes him for a cop and beats him savagely, leaving him for dead. Her best friends, her chem lab partner, her mom, and the detective assigned to the case all try to convince her to focus on school. But school won't prepare her for a world that ignores a crime against a good man. Emma must decide what's more important: doing what's expected, or doing what she feels is right . . . even if it leads her down a dark and dangerous path of revenge. The Red Road is about a girl in turmoil, coming of age as she discovers the depths - and the limits - of friendship, first love, and the bond between parents and their children.

Jenni Wiltz writes mysteries, thrillers, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense. In 2011, she won the Romance Writers of America Kiss of Death Chapter's Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Category Romantic Suspense. Her short stories have appeared in The Portland Review, Gargoyle, and the Sacramento News & Review. She's worke...
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Title:The Red Road: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:356 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.79 inPublished:January 26, 2015Publisher:Decanter PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1942348002

ISBN - 13:9781942348009

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"The Red Road is simply a fantastic read. It is extremely well written, well-paced and intriguing from the very first page. Author Jenni Wiltz has incredible talent, and one of her greatest skills is her ability to develop her characters into such realistic individuals that you will start to feel they are people you have known and cared about." -Tracy Slowiak, Readers' Favorite"The author is extremely successful in creating an often dismal mood and sharp imagery, reflecting Emma's pain...the author of The Red Road: A Novel reconstructed Emma's character into a fearless, reckless, and selfless individual and courageously catapulted the plot into a wall that, in the end, crumbles under a crime of passion." -Sandra Price for The San Francisco Book Review, 4/5 stars"Masterful" - Wendy Schultz for the Mountain Democrat