Payback – By Randall Denley

** Payback was nominated for the 2021 Crime Writers of Canada award for Best Crime Novel Set In Canada. **

In the third book in the Kris Redner series, Kris finds herself deep in the Ottawa Valley and deep in trouble.

Two unexplained killings in an Ottawa Valley village force Ottawa journalist Kris Redner to confront her past and her darkest secret.

In the latest Kris Redner mystery, an astonishing revelation changes the Ottawa journalist’s life in a way she could never have imagined.

(2 customer reviews)


Additional information

Weight .6 kg
Dimensions 23 × 15.5 × 5 cm


Two grisly murders.  A decades-old secret.  A friendship tested by fear and revelation.

There is some serious Payback coming in the latest Kris Redner mystery.

When they were 16, Kris Redner and Tracey Lamb thought they’d be best friends forever, but one terrible incident shattered that dream, forcing Kris to flee the Ottawa Valley village of Madawaska Mills. Twenty-five years later, with the two unsolved killings haunting the village, Tracey pleads for the Ottawa crime writer’s help.

Kris can’t say no to her old friend. Even though she fears the truth will bubble up like swamp gas, to reveal her darkest secret.

2 reviews for Payback – By Randall Denley

  1. Stephanie Severs

    Awesome book! Received this as a gift. I just finished reading it – couldn’t put it down. Looking forward to reading the others now.

  2. Paige Pugh

    I totally enjoyed this book and read it in two sittings. Having visited the Killaloe area many times, I felt like I had returned to the small town and knew some of the places, and perhaps characters. A few times I even looked at a map. Since I have a hard time suspending the belief that it didn’t really happen :). My only comment to the author is to ask why distance was measured in miles? That broke me from my trance of reading as I suddenly questioned where the story was happening. Looking forward to more books from this author.

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