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On the fifth floor of the White Caps Hotel, four young friends are left alone while their parents dine downstairs. But when Sara Farrow checks on the children at midnight, her son is missing. The boys swear they stayed in their room, and CCTV confirms Richie has not left the building. Despite a thorough search, no trace of the child is found.
Distrustful of the police, Sara turns to Crimson Lake's unlikeliest private investigators: disgraced cop Ted Conkaffey and convicted killer Amanda Pharrell. This case is just the sort of twisted puzzle that gets Amanda's blood pumping.
For Ted, the case couldn’t have come at a worse time. Two years ago a false accusation robbed him of his career, his reputation and most importantly his family. But now Lillian, the daughter he barely knows, is coming to stay in his ramshackle cottage by the lake.
Ted must dredge up the area's worst characters to find a missing boy. And the kind of danger he uncovers could well put his own child in deadly peril . . .
'Terrific crime-writing' Herald Sun
'The queen of the creepily compulsive thriller' WHO magazine
'One of our best crime writers' Canberra Weekly
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The chilling third novel in the bestselling Crimson Lake series
'Perfectly paced, super addictive action/thriller/mystery filled with highly original, ridiculously likable characters. ... sublime dark humour and a generous serving of offbeat charm that never fails to enchant ....Pretty much perfect in every way imaginable' - Booktopia
Fresh, lively writing that's not afraid to deliver shocks ― Sunday Times Crime Club
It's hard to put it down, and I was genuinely flummoxed... until the very end. Highly recommended. ― The Bookbag
Her Australian thriller Redemption was one of 2018's treats, and this is another belter... Unexpected twists keep you guessing as the story hurtles to a climax ― Peterborough Evening Telegraph
‘A twisty, creepy, and quirky thriller – perfect to keep you occupied during dull winter nights’ ― Heat Magazine --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Candice Fox is the middle child of a large, eccentric family from Sydney’s western suburbs. 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.
Candice won back-to-back Ned Kelly awards for her first two novels – Hades and Eden. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed Fall, Crimson Lake, Redemption and Gone by Midnight. Candice’s first collaboration with James Patterson, Never Never, was a Sunday Times and New York Times no. 1 bestseller. They have co-authored three further novels featuring Harriet Blue – Fifty Fifty, Liar Liar and Hush Hush.
- ASIN : B07GVNBG51
- Publisher : Random House Australia (22 January 2019)
- Language : English
- File size : 925 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 353 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 19,878 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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An 8 year old boy has gone missing from his hotel room in Cairns. The four families were having a break and while the adults had dinner and drinks for two nights the four boys were in one room with plenty of movies, games and junk food to keep them occupied. There were regular hourly checks by one of the parents. What could go wrong? Quite a lot as it turns out. The parents completely underestimated the ingenuity of 4 eight year old rambunctious boys.
The police barely tolerate Ted, who many still think is a paedophile although he has proven his innocence. But they really don’t like his partner, convicted killer Amanda Pharrell - yes she did kill someone but there were extenuating circumstances. They have to be they most unlikely pair of private detectives ever! However, the boy’s mother insists they be involved in the search for her son, Richard Farrow, so they are grudgingly accommodated.
Now Ted has to find someone to babysit 3 year old Lilly during the day. The “morgue lady”, pathologist Val is happy to assist. He just hopes his ex-wife doesn’t find out that little fact!
While Ted and Amanda are working the case Constable Joanna Fisher has a grudge going with Amanda, blaming her for her former partner, Detective Pip Sweeney’s death. This grudge takes some very violent turns but nothing much fazes Amanda. She is one of the awesomest characters in crime fiction today! Crimson Lake attracts the weirdos, people who are running away or running to something or those who just want to keep a very low profile. Amanda and Ted certainly qualify as weirdos. Ted has 7 pet geese that he kept in his bathtub when they were little. Amanda has serious issues but she also has a novel way of approaching problems and is often very insightful.
This high octane thriller races to a rather shocking and unexpected conclusion. I really hope there will a book 4. I was having a little break from arcs and I’m hoping to catch up with a few other of my favourite series soon. Do yourself a favour and read the Crimson Lake series but please start with book 1.
Reprising her enigmatic characters from Crimson Lake and Redemption Point, private investigators Ted Conkaffey and Amanda Pharrell, this is an engrossing tale with plenty of action. Every bit as tense and engrossing as the first two this is a great story. While it mostly stands alone, the background to the two main characters relies heavily on the first two books. Do yourself a favour and read these before treating yourself to this one.
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Defiantly a recommended read.