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  • Published: 26 March 2024
  • ISBN: 9781760896836
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $26.00

Fire With Fire




Candice Fox’s heart-pounding thriller: a couple hold the LAPD to ransom in a desperate attempt to find their missing daughter.

‘One of the best thrillers of the year.’ The Australian

‘Clever investigative drama at its finest with a brilliant premise and masterful storytelling.’ Good Reading

‘That rarest of things – a thriller that completely exceeds the promise of a remarkable premise. This is breakneck stuff, and you’ll need to remind yourself to take a breath.’ Lisa Jewell
A married couple launch a deadly plan to find their missing child.
A half-dead man washes up on a Los Angeles beach.
A rookie cop is fired on her first day.

Ryan and Elsie Delaney don’t accept the official line that their young daughter drowned on Santa Monica beach. Her body has never been found and their pleas for a proper investigation are rejected.

So now the desperate pair are raining hellfire on the police.

Taking three hostages at the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center, they give law enforcement an ultimatum: if Tilly isn’t located in the next 24 hours, they will destroy evidence in several major cases.

Detective Charlie Hoskins only just survived five years embedded with the ruthless gang known as the Death Machines. All his work is in that lab. If the police won’t look for Tilly, he will. Even if that means accepting help from Lynette Lamb, the rookie officer sacked for blowing his cover – and having him thrown to the sharks.

Finding Tilly is now a matter of life and death – for the Delaneys, for their hostages, for Charlie and Lamb, and for the little girl who one day simply vanished . . .

‘One of Australia’s finest new gen crime writers.’ Sue Turnbull, Sydney Morning Herald

‘Fast paced and intense, but with some real heart to it. . . . hard to put down.’ Canberra Weekly

‘Clear your schedule before you start Fire With Fire – with a cliffhanger at the end of every chapter, you’ll be hard-pressed to pause for air (or food or water) until you reach the end.’ Better Reading

  • Published: 26 March 2024
  • ISBN: 9781760896836
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $26.00

About the author

Candice Fox

Candice Fox is the author of twelve crime novels and the winner of three prestigious Ned Kelly Awards. In fact, she is the only author to have been shortlisted for that award for every single novel. She has also co-written seven New York Times bestsellers with James Patterson, the world’s bestselling thriller writer.

Candice's novels Crimson Lake and Redemption Point were adapted into a major ABC TV series called Troppo.

A meticulous researcher, Candice has interviewed a serial killer on Death Row, been to prison three times (for work purposes) and while on honeymoon in the US took a road trip to famous crime scenes looking for clues. She has also dined with a former President of the United States, filmed a cameo role in her latest screen adaptation and, as a volunteer for WIRES, has rescued countless wild animals.

She lives in Sydney.

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Praise for Fire With Fire

That rarest of things – a thriller that completely exceeds the promise of a remarkable premise. This is breakneck stuff, and you’ll need to remind yourself to take a breath.

Lisa Jewell

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Candice Fox’s latest heart-pounding thriller – a couple hold the LAPD to ransom in a desperate attempt to find their missing daughter. Finding Tilly is now a matter of life and death – for the Delaneys, for their hostages, for Charlie and Lamb, and for the little girl who one day simply vanished . . . Fire with Fire, Available now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/fire-with-fire-9781760896829

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In this edition of Spicy Chat, we invited Candice Fox, author of the new heart-pounding thriller ‘Fire With Fire’ to chat about her book! Our brave author will be put to the test as she attempts to answer some of the most burning questions about it, all while munching on some spicy snacks. As the questions get hotter and the snacks get spicier, Candice’s reactions become more and more intense! You won't want to miss this hilarious and fiery interview as we see just how much heat she can handle. So grab a glass of milk and join us for this sizzling episode of Spicy Chat with Candice Fox. Trust us, it's going to be a scorcher! Check out ‘Fire With Fire’ here: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/fire-with-fire-9781760896829

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Candice Fox fights Fire With Fire | Spicy Chat

In this edition of Spicy Chat, we invited Candice Fox, author of the new heart-pounding thriller ‘Fire With Fire’ to chat about her book! Our brave author will be put to the test as she attempts to answer some of the most burning questions about it, all while munching on some spicy snacks. As the questions get hotter and the snacks get spicier, Candice’s reactions become more and more intense! You won't want to miss this hilarious and fiery interview as we see just how much heat she can handle. So grab a glass of milk and join us for this sizzling episode of "Spicy Chat" with Candice Fox. Trust us, it's going to be a scorcher! Check out ‘Fire With Fire’ here: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/fire-with-fire-9781760896829