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  • Published: 31 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143789185
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432
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Gathering Dark




From Australia's most exciting and original crime writer comes another electrifying thriller, set in Los Angeles, introducing a new – and decidedly unconventional – team of 'detectives'.

A convicted killer. A gifted thief. A vicious crime boss. A disillusioned cop.
Together, they’re a missing girl's only hope.

Blair Harbour, once a wealthy, respected surgeon in Los Angeles, is now an ex-con down on her luck. She’s determined to keep her nose clean to win back custody of her son.

But when her former cellmate, Sneak Lawlor, begs for help to find her missing daughter, Blair is compelled to put her new-found freedom on the line. Joined by LA’s most feared underworld figure, Ada Maverick, the crew of criminals bring outlaw tactics to the search for Dayly.

Detective Jessica Sanchez has always had a difficult relationship with the LAPD. And her inheritance of a $7 million mansion as a reward for catching a killer has just made her police enemy number one.

It’s been ten years since Jessica arrested Blair for the cold-blooded murder of her neighbour. So when Jessica opens the door to the disgraced doctor and her friends she expects abuse, maybe even violence.

What comes instead is a plea for help.


'Perfectly paced, super addictive crime fiction.' Herald Sun

‘Candice Fox’s writing is inventive, thrilling and totally addictive.’ James Patterson

‘The queen of the creepily compulsive thriller.’ WHO

‘A master of the genre . . . grisly, original and exhilarating.’ The Saturday Paper

  • Pub date: 31 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143789185
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

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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