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  • Published: 24 September 2024
  • ISBN: 9781761049040
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $38.00

High Wire




Candice Fox’s breathtaking new thriller is quite literally the bomb! A high-octane race through outback Australia.

'Tense, gripping and totally terrifying - High Wire is not to be missed.' Kathy Reichs

'High Wire is yet more proof, as if we needed it, that Candice Fox is the queen of Aussie crime.' Hayley Scrivenor

‘Tense, pacy, High Wire starts at full bore and doesn’t let up.’ Garry Disher
You only take the High Wire if you’re desperate – or up to no good.

A notorious unmarked track through outback Australia, the ‘Wire’ crosses slabs of lawless land, body-dumping grounds and mobile-phone blackspots.

Harvey Buck is certainly desperate. Racing to be with his dying girlfriend, he encounters Clare Holland, whose car has broken down. He offers the hapless traveller a ride . . . and then their nightmare begins.

The pair are ambushed by a vengeful crew - and strapped into bomb vests. As part of a deadly game, Harvey and Clare are forced to commit a series of increasingly murderous missions, or else be blown to smithereens.

Senior Sergeant Edna Norris is dealing with a runaway teenager; not an unusual job in a place where people go to disappear. But an unfolding crime spree turns this outback cop’s night into a fight for survival. Hot on Harvey and Clare’s trail, Edna finds a burnt-out car, a missing woman, a bank robbery and a bullet-riddled body.

And this road trip from hell has only just begun . . .

  • Published: 24 September 2024
  • ISBN: 9781761049040
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $38.00

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 High Wire

Tense, pacy, High Wire starts at full bore and doesn’t let up.

Garry Disher

High Wire is yet more proof, as if we needed it, that Candice Fox is the queen of Aussie crime.

Hayley Scrivenor

Tense, gripping and totally terrifying - High Wire is not to be missed.

Kathy Reichs