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  • Published: 29 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781760896805
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $24.00

The Chase

The new novel by New York Times #1 bestselling author Candice Fox is an electrifying cat-and-mouse thriller set in the Nevada desert.

Candice Fox has been described by the Sydney Morning Herald as 'one of Australia’s finest new gen crime writers' and her latest novel is another thrilling ride, as a mass prison breakout lets loose 650 of the country's most dangerous prisoners.

‘Are you listening, Warden?’
‘What do you want?’
‘I want you to let them out.’
‘Which inmates are we talking about?’
‘All of them.

When more than 600 of the world’s most violent human beings pour out from Pronghorn Correctional Facility into the Nevada Desert, the biggest manhunt in US history begins.

But for John Kradle, this is his one chance to prove his innocence, five years after the murder of his wife and child.

He just needs to stay one step ahead of the teams of law enforcement officers he knows will be chasing down the escapees.

Death row supervisor turned fugitive-hunter Celine Osbourne is single-minded in her mission to catch Kradle. She has very personal reasons for hating him – and she knows exactly where he’s heading . . .

'Candice Fox's new book further cements her position as one of the world's most original thriller writers . . . I was blown away by the clever twists and quirky characters, all overlaid with Fox's characteristic dark humour.' Reader's Digest

'Her most assured solo crime novel to date and it is masterful.' Sydney Morning Herald
'An action-packed, constantly surprising, suspenseful read and this reviewer found it hard to put down.' Herald Sun

  • Published: 29 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781760896805
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $24.00

About the author

Candice Fox

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. Her subsequent novels – Fall, Crimson Lake, Redemption Point,Gone by Midnight and Gathering Dark have all been shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award. Her most recent bestseller, The Chase, was released in April 2021.

In 2015 Candice began collaborating with James Patterson. Their first novel together, Never Never, set in the vast Australian outback, was a huge bestseller in Australia and went straight to number one on the New York Times bestseller list in the US, and also to the top of the charts in the UK. Their later novels – Fifty Fifty, Liar Liar, Hush Hush,The Inn and 2 Sisters Detective Agency - have all been massive bestsellers across the world.

Bankstown born and bred, Candice lives in Sydney.

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Praise for The Chase

These are some of the most carefully-crafted, well-groomed pages Candice Fox has produced. Breathless and compelling to the end, The Chase is a strong contender for thriller of the year.

Simon McDonald, bookseller

With a plot that barrels forward at warp speed, taking hair pin turns and keeping readers in a constant state of urgent suspense, The Chase is the kind of book that is so propulsive that you almost can’t help yourself from speed-reading it in a single sitting. This is the kind of action-packed crime caper that is impossible to put down because there is never a dull moment.

Sarah McDuling, Booktopia

Australian author Candice Fox has mastered the art of the fast-paced crime thriller, and brings uncommon empathy to the genre's pulse-spiking rhythms.

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Candice Fox The Chase - Interviewing a Death Row Prisoner

Candice Fox talks about visiting and interviewing a prisoner on death row.

Candice Fox The Chase - Growing Up Surrounded By Crime

Candice Fox talks about growing up with her parole officer father and her true crime obsessed mother.

Candice Fox The Chase - Mind of a Criminal

Candice Fox talks about what it is like to write a criminal character.

Candice Fox The Chase - Touring a Maximum Security Prison

Candice Fox talks about how she felt touring a maximum security prison.

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