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WINNER OF THE NED KELLY AWARD FOR BEST CRIME NOVEL OF 2015. 'I fool myself that Eden has a heart – that she would at least have trouble killing me . . .'

WINNER OF THE NED KELLY AWARD FOR BEST CRIME NOVEL OF 2015. 'I fool myself that Eden has a heart – that she would at least have trouble killing me . . .'
Most police duos run on trust, loyalty, and the desire to see killers in court. But Detective Frank Bennett's partner, the enigmatic Eden Archer, has nothing to offer him but darkness and danger. She doesn't mind catching killers – but it's not the courthouse where her justice is served.

And now Eden is about to head undercover to find three missing girls. The only link between the victims is a remote farm where the desperate go to hide and blood falls more often than rain. For Frank, the priority is to keep his partner monitored 24/7 while she’s there – but is it for Eden’s protection, or to protect their suspects from her?

Across the city at the Utulla Tip, someone is watching Hades Archer, a man whose criminal reputation is the stuff of legend. Unmasking the stalker for him might be just what Frank needs to stay out of trouble while Eden’s away.

But it's going to take a trip into Hades' past to discover the answers - and what Frank uncovers may well put everyone in danger . . .

The sequel to Candice Fox's award-winning first novel Hades (Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut 2014), Eden became a winner in its own right when it took out the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel 2015 from the Australian Crime Writers Association.

Reviews

Hades announced the arrival of an important new voice . . . Eden is equally breathtaking.

Sydney Morning Herald

Fox again grabs her reader by the throat from the get-go and does not relinquish her grip . . . Gripping, confronting and powerful.

Western Advocate

A sizzling page-turner.

Daily Telegraph

Fox keeps her characters firmly in shades of gray, and its their complexity that drives this riveting thriller, right through to the gruesome, surprising finale.

Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Fox fantastically builds on her previous book, leaving a cliffhanger that will have readers clamoring for the next series title.

Library Journal

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781925324471

    December 1, 2015

    Bantam Australia

    432 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780857982568

    December 1, 2014

    Bantam Australia

    432 pages

    RRP $32.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9780857982575

    December 1, 2014

    RHA eBooks Adult

    352 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • 2014
    Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel
    Winner
  • 2014
    Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel
    Winner

Also by Candice Fox

Fifty Fifty
Never Never
Fall
Hades
Crimson Lake
Redemption Point

Recommendations

Fool Me Once
Private Delhi
Make Me
The Girl on the Train
The Snowman
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Bone Collection
Bullseye
Hades
Digital Fortress
The 7th Function of Language
The Handmaid's Tale
The Child
A Stranger in the House
To Kill A Mockingbird
Final Girls
The Girl Who Was Taken
Never Never
The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay
The Accordionist