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  • Published: 18 December 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143787518
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99
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Crimson Lake




From the award-winning and #1 bestselling author Candice Fox comes an ingenious and edgy suspense novel that will keep you guessing to the very last page . . .

'One of the best crime thrillers of the year' LEE CHILD

'A masterful novel' HARLAN COBEN

'A bright new star' JAMES PATTERSON

Six minutes – that’s all it took to ruin Detective Ted Conkaffey’s life. Accused but not convicted of abducting a teenage girl, he escapes north, to the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake.

Amanda Pharrell knows what it’s like to be public enemy number one. Maybe it’s her murderous past that makes her so good as a private investigator, tracking lost souls in the wilderness. Her latest target, missing author Jake Scully, has a life more shrouded in secrets than her own – so she enlists help from the one person in town more hated than she is: Ted Conkaffey.

But the residents of Crimson Lake are watching the pair’s every move. And for Ted, a man already at breaking point, this town is offering no place to hide . . .

  • Pub date: 18 December 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143787518
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Candice Fox

Hades, Candice Fox's first novel, won the Ned Kelly Award for best debut in 2014 from the Australian Crime Writers Association. The sequel, Eden, won the Ned Kelly Award for best crime novel in 2015, making Candice only the second author to win these accolades back to back. All her subsequent novels – Fall, Crimson Lake, Redemption Point and Gone by Midnight – have been shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award.

In 2015 Candice began collaborating with James Patterson. Their first novel together, Never Never, set in the vast Australian outback, was a huge bestseller in Australia and went straight to number 1 on the New York Times bestseller list in the US and also to the top of the charts in the UK. Their subsequent novels Fifty Fifty, Liar Liar and Hush Hush have all been massive bestsellers across the world. Their most recent collaboration, The Inn, was released in August 2019.

Bankstown born and bred, Candice lives in Sydney.

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Praise for Crimson Lake

“In her willingness to go to the dark side and turn it upside-down, Fox is a daring Antipodean original.”

Sydney Morning Herald

“This is a tough, gripping thriller that shows why Fox is one of our best crime writers. Recommended.”

Canberra Weekly

“Fox masterfully pulls together all three threads – Ted’s alleged crime, Amanda’s past and the mystery of what happened to Jake – into a heart-pounding conclusion. Five stars.”

Empire

“It’s easy to see why Fox is becoming one of our most popular crime writers.”

Woman's Day

“The hottest property in Australian crime fiction.”

Qantas Magazine


Awards & Recognition

  • Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel

    Shortlisted • 2017 • Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel

  • Davitt Awards

    Shortlisted • 2018 • Adult Novel


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