Judith D Collins
By: Candice Fox
Series: Archer & Bennett #3
Publication Date: 08/29/2017
My Rating 5 Stars Before the blood, before the screaming, before the fall . . . The first victim is discovered on the edge of the park. Young. Female. Beautiful. Or at least she was before her face was destroyed. Homicide detective Frank Bennett suspects that this is a first kill. And it won’t be the last. To stop a serial killer in the making, Frank will have to place his faith in his beautiful, dangerous partner Eden Archer—a cop who moonlights as a killer . . . Eden knows the temptation of evil. Her intimate knowledge of the relentless forces that drive a killer gives her a unique edge. But with each jogger found brutally murdered in Sydney’s pristine parks, Eden can see where the investigation is headed. And it gives her a feeling she hasn’t felt in a long time. A fear she’s never known. A fear she can’t escape. A fear that, after all these years, she will have to face . . .
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Praise for Candice Fox and Her Archer and Bennett Thrillers “A bright new star of crime fiction.” —James Patterson “Definitely a writer to watch.” —Harlan Coben “Grim, gritty, fast-paced.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Nail-biting, riveting, right through to the gruesome, surprising finale.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Candice Fox' three finely crafted thrillers, are enthralling tales full of murder, menace and madness, starring two of the most fascinating new characters in modern crime writing, homicide detectives Frank Bennett and Eden Archer
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About the Author
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. Also, in the 2015 Davitt Awards, Hades was Highly Commended in the debut category.
Candice is the middle child of a large, eccentric family from Sydney's western suburbs composed of half-, adopted and pseudo siblings. 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.
Bankstown born and bred, she failed to conform to military life in a brief stint as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy at age eighteen. At twenty, she turned her hand to academia, and taught high school through two undergraduate and two postgraduate degrees. Candice lectures in writing at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney, while undertaking a PhD in literary censorship and terrorism.
Author Lives In: Sydney, Australia
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