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'There is no stopping Candice Fox . . . This is terrific crime writing with characters you'll be happy to read about again' Herald Sun

#1 New York Times bestselling author Candice Fox delivers a compulsive new crime thriller, which sees Ted Conkaffey once again teaming up with an unlikely partner – this time the father of the girl he was accused of abducting . . .

SHORTLISTED FOR THE NED KELLY AWARD 2018

When former police detective Ted Conkaffey is wrongly accused of abducting a teenage girl, he hopes the Queensland rainforest town of Crimson Lake will be the perfect place to disappear.

But nowhere is safe from the girl'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, on the beer-soaked floor of a roadside shack, two young bartenders lie dead. As the homicide investigation unravels, Ted and his unlikely ally Amanda Pharrell are brought in to assist on the case.

While Ted fights to clear his own name, their hunt for the killer draws them into a violent dance with evil.

Redemption is certainly on the cards – but it may well cost them their lives . . .

'A bright new star of crime fiction' James Patterson

'If you like great thrillers, you'll love Candice Fox' Lee Child

'The queen of the creepily compulsive thriller' Who magazine

Reviews

It's just so much fun to spend time in her imagination . . . Redemption Point is the work of an author who is both a fan and a master of a genre . . . The result is a work that is grisly, original and exhilarating.

The Saturday Paper

There's a lot going on in Redemption Point and it's well worth the visit.

Sydney Morning Herald

Fox has earned her crown as the queen of the creepily compulsive thriller.

WHO magazine

[a] brilliant and original thriller.

Sunday Times

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143793366

    January 22, 2019

    Penguin

    448 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780143781882

    January 29, 2018

    Bantam Australia

    432 pages

    RRP $32.99

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • 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

    9780143781899

    January 29, 2018

    Random House Australia

    432 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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    • eBooks
    • Google Play
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Extract

There were predators beyond the wire. I knew they were there, although in the months since my incarceration I hadn’t yet seen one. My evening ritual was to come down to the shore and look for the ominous rise of two dead eyes above the surface of the water, the flick of a spiky tail. Feeding time. Half a tonne of prehistoric reptile lolling and sliding beneath the sunset-lit water, separated from me by nothing but an old, rusty fence. I looked for crocodiles every day, drawn to the bottom of my isolated property on Crimson Lake by the recollection of being one of them. Ted Conkaffey; the beast. The hunter. The monster in hiding from whom the world needed to be protected.

I couldn’t stop myself coming down here, though holding the wire and watching for crocs brought up the comparisons, the dark thoughts, all those scary old memories of my arrest, my trial, my victim.

She was never far from my mind. Claire would come to me at the strangest times, more vivid than she possibly could have been when she first etched herself into my memory, standing there at the bus stop by the side of the road. Every time I thought about her, I saw something new. Gentle wind from the approaching rain tossing her almost-white hair over her thin shoulder. The glaring outline of her small, frail body against the blue-black clouds gathering on the horizon.

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Awards and Recognition

  • Ned Kelly Awards
    2018
    Shortlisted
    Best Crime Fiction

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