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City of Redemption [Kindle Edition]

June Ahern , Deidre Murphy , Martin Delfino
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Flower power ignites into firepower when a lonely young woman entangles herself in a treacherous plot and murder during the Summer of Love.

It is 1983 and Liz MacKay waits to be paroled for the murder of former roommate, Ricky Martinez.

Is she guilty? She says yes. Her attorney says Liz has paid her debt!

“City of Redemption” is a vividly recounted story of lies, betrayal, sex, drugs and murder takes place during an unforgettable time and place in history.

In 1967, partly to blame for her young son's death and abandoned by her husband, Liz Mackay leaves Scotland in disgrace, hoping for a second chance at love and life. She arrives in San Francisco during the Summer of Love to have a "jolly good time" with the free love among the groovy people. She soon joins a commune. Her new family is a curious mix: Black Panthers trying to change the world, a Vietnam vet seeking inner peace, a flamboyant hairdresser ready for fame and love, a flower child and her callous drug dealing boyfriend who changes girlfriends often.

At first, Liz is happy to have found a welcoming home, but as her new roommates pry into her mysterious past Liz's search for a "jolly good time" brings more grief and a worsening drug addiction. Embroiled in a plot to bring down the Black Panthers, she looks for a way to redeem herself for her part in her son's death. Sharing her fears, she is told, "Keep your mouth shut." In a moment of passion, she seized teh chance to redeem herself for her shameful past. But can she save her friends or will she just watch her commune family break apart? No one expects anything heroic from Liz.


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About the Author

June Ahern is the author of "The Timeless Counselor: The Best Guide to a Psychic Reading" and a novel, "The Skye in June". Ms. Ahern, like some of her main characters, was born in Glasgow Scotland and in the mid-1950's immigrated to California U.S.A. In the 1960's she came of age in San Francisco. She lives in Northern California with her husband.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1366 KB
  • Print Length: 286 pages
  • Publisher: June Ahern (May 8, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0081T7QCM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #674,186 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Page Turner !! July 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
City of Redemption is a beautiful story about a young Scottish girl who is struck with tragedy when her young son dies. She has deep feelings of guilt and responsibility for his death, but eventually finds redemption in an selfless act of love

After the tragedy, as she attempts to rebuild her life, she moves to San Francisco. The time of this story is set in the 60's, during the Summer of Love. Her experiences are diverse as she takes up with some colorful characters.

The author manages to make the story a page turner. I couldn't wait to read what happened next.

I would definitely recommend this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Tale of 1960s San Francisco January 15, 2013
Format:Paperback
"City of Redemption" is yet another solidly honed story by celebrated author June Ahern who writes with such interest and vigor that the reader feels as if they've traveled back in time with her. She captures the moment and the unique characters of a unique era in compelling storyline and plot. Interested in San Francisco in the 1960s? June Ahern will take you there.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars City of Redemption September 27, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
City of Redemption;

I could not put this book down, wanting to find out more about the different character's in the story and what they were going to do next.

The story line and the details of the places and scenery made me fell like I was there. June brought me in the area of the sixty's and what was taking place at that time.

This Story has it all, drama, heart ache, murder, betrayal, grief, sex, drugs and a whole lot of good music.

City of Redemption would make a great movie.

June Ahern did it again with her insight and enthusiasm about her story line and character's.
(a must read)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome November 29, 2012
Format:Paperback
Even if you didn't grow up or live in SF in the 60's, this book is awesome. I didn't want to read it too fast because I didn't want it to end. The author's descriptions of the times and the characters were amazing. Great storytelling! Cannot wait for her next book!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great captivating story January 4, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I was hooked on page one. one of those books that are hard to put down. Especially enjoyed the section when the story takes place in San Francisco. It becomes a classic san francisco tale. Having lived in the bay area around the time the story takes place I felt I went back in time to that era of hippies, black panthers and the sights and sounds of the city by the bay. As you can tell I am a big fan of ms. Ahern's work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars City of Redemption December 4, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
My husband Edward and I both read this book and we really enjoyed it. June is a good storyteller and does a wonderful job of evoking a real sense of the period of the '60s. Awaiting another one!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Undecided November 1, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was an intriguing story but I'm not sure if I liked it all that much...

The characters and plot are alright but I didn't really identify with any of them or find them someone I wanted to know more about. The way the flashbacks happen throughout the book as almost every other chapter was really a bit confusing at first. I guess you can give this book a try if you like "realistic" fiction but its not a great mystery or anything like that. Also the main character is kind of annoying after a while, and I found myself really wanting her to fail at everything she did.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good novel from June Ahern October 30, 2012
By vanteel
Format:Paperback
I throughly enjoyed reading City Of Redemption. Not only did the story keep my interest but growing up in the Haight/Ashbury district, in the 1960's, myself, the characters could have been my neighbors! Even when I put the book down my mind was still thinking about the story, looking forward to reading more.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling Elements: Summer of Love and Suspense
City of Redemption tells a great story set in a fascinating time and city - San Francisco in the 1960's. Read more
Published 4 days ago by S. Standring
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed it!
City of Redemption is not the usual sort of book I read, but recently I've been trying out different genres. All I can say is... really enjoyed this one. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sarah Jane Avory
5.0 out of 5 stars A bit surprising.
Not sure what I was expecting but I got so wrapped up in the characters I was sad to see the story end. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Twisister
3.0 out of 5 stars It was hard to finish
Too slow, to confusing, the chapters didn't have a connection, you keep wandering what had happen with the little boy. It wasn't my favorite book.
Published 7 months ago by Maria Clara Velasquez
5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Adventure
The City of Redemption, written by Author and renowned Psychic, June Ahern was a phenomenal read, which I did not want to end. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Alfred E. Ramirez
5.0 out of 5 stars City of Redemption is Suspenseful!!! Highly recommend!
a thrilling page turner!!! highly recommend! author is a master at creating characters you feel like you know and root for. Read more
Published 7 months ago by sura
4.0 out of 5 stars What would you do?
I read this book in a few days. I enjoyed he book and got into it very quickly. The story of Liz is based primarily on the death of her little boy and the rejection she experiences... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Ruby
4.0 out of 5 stars Can relate
I read "City Redemption" for my book club pick. I finished it in one day, which always leads to a good review. My first relationship with this book began with the music. Read more
Published 9 months ago by juls
5.0 out of 5 stars Redemption
Getting even is sometimes the best solution. How far will one person go to get their revenge ? A good suspenseful novel.
Published 9 months ago by David Curatolo
3.0 out of 5 stars Fast Read
The book was okay. I thought the book could have been better. The descriptions of Haight Asbury in San Francisco were good. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Robert C. Brewer
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