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WINNER of the 2014 Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Novel. A dark, compelling and original thriller that will have you spellbound from its atmospheric opening pages to its shocking climax.

WINNER of the 2014 Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Novel. A dark, compelling and original thriller that will have you spellbound from its atmospheric opening pages to its shocking climax.

Hades Archer surrounds himself with the things others leave behind. Their trash becomes the twisted sculptures that line his junkyard. The bodies they want disposed of become his problem – for a fee.

Then one night a man arrives on his doorstep, clutching a small bundle that he wants ‘lost’. And Hades makes a decision that will change everything...

Twenty years later, homicide detective Frank Bennett feels like the luckiest man on the force when he meets his new partner, the dark and beautiful Eden Archer. But there’s something strange about Eden and her brother, Eric. Something he can’t quite put his finger on.

At first, as they race to catch a very different kind of serial killer, his partner’s sharp instincts come in handy. But soon Frank’s wondering if she’s as dangerous as the man they hunt.

Reviews

Fox has crafted a compelling thriller... Her contrasts between lead characters are a strength and Australian readers will enjoy the local settings. They will also enjoy the news Fox is already working on a sequel.

Anya Whitelaw, Western Advocate, Bathurst

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143780410

    December 1, 2015

    Bantam Australia

    RRP $12.99

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  • Paperback

    9780857982988

    December 1, 2014

    Bantam Australia

    336 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780857981172

    January 1, 2014

    Bantam Australia

    320 pages

    RRP $36.99

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  • EBook

    9780857981189

    January 1, 2014

    RHA eBooks Adult

    352 pages

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Also by Candice Fox

Fifty Fifty
Never Never
Fall
Redemption Point
Crimson Lake
Eden

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Fool Me Once
The Thirst
Make Me
The Girl on the Train
Two Nights
A Stranger in the House
The Child
Final Girls
Inferno
The Lying Game
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Fall
The Word Is Murder
I Am Pilgrim
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
Earthly Remains
The Girl Who Was Taken
The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay
Never Never