When former police detective Ted Conkaffey was wrongly accused of abducting thirteen-year-old Claire Bingley, he hoped the Queensland rainforest town of Crimson Lake would be a good place to disappear. But nowhere is safe from Claire’s devastated father.

Dale Bingley has a brutal revenge plan all worked out – and if Ted doesn’t help find the real abductor, he’ll be its first casualty.

Meanwhile, in a dark roadside hovel called the Barking Frog Inn, the bodies of two young bartenders lie on the beer-sodden floor. It’s Detective Inspector Pip Sweeney’s first homicide investigation – complicated by the arrival of private detective Amanda Pharrell to ‘assist’ on the case. Amanda’s conviction for murder a decade ago has left her with some odd behavioural traits, top-to-toe tatts – and a keen eye for killers.

For Ted and Amanda, the hunt for the truth will draw them into a violent dance with evil. Redemption is certainly on the cards – but it may well cost them their lives . . .

Author

Candice Fox

Candice Fox is the middle child of a large, eccentric family from Sydney's western suburbs composed of half-, adopted and pseudo siblings. The daughter of a parole officer and an enthusiastic foster-carer, Candice spent her childhood listening around corners to tales of violence, madness and evil as her father relayed his work stories to her mother and older brothers. As a cynical and trouble-making teenager, her crime and gothic fiction writing was an escape from the calamity of her home life. She was constantly in trouble for reading Anne Rice in church and scaring her friends with tales from Australia's wealth of true crime writers. Bankstown born and bred, she failed to conform to military life in a brief stint as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy at age eighteen. At twenty, she turned her hand to academia, and taught high school through two undergraduate and two postgraduate degrees. Candice lectures in writing at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney, while undertaking a PhD in literary censorship and terrorism.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series: Conkaffey and Pharrell

Series: Eden Archer and Frank Bennett

2015
2014
2014

Series: Harriet Blue

Review Gone By Midnight, Candice Fox
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Blog 2018 Reading Reminiscences
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Monday, January 7, 2019
Review Redemption Point, Candice Fox
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Blog #amreading Redemption Point, Candice Fox
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Friday, April 20, 2018
Review Review - Crimson Lake, Candice Fox
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Thursday, February 9, 2017
Review Review - Never Never, James Patterson and Candice Fox
Karen Chisholm
Monday, October 24, 2016
Blog #amreading Never Never, James Patterson & Candice Fox
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Monday, September 26, 2016
Review Review - Fall, Candice Fox
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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Blog Currently Reading - Fall, Candice Fox
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Monday, January 11, 2016
Review Review - EDEN, Candice Fox
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - EDEN, Candice Fox
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Monday, December 1, 2014
Review Review - HADES, Candice Fox
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Friday, May 2, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - Hades, Candice Fox
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Blog 2014 Ned Kelly Award Winners
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Friday, September 6, 2013
ISBN
9780143781882
Year of Publication
Blog 2018 Reading Reminiscences
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Monday, January 7, 2019
Review Redemption Point, Candice Fox
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Blog #amreading Redemption Point, Candice Fox
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Friday, April 20, 2018

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