Fall 1

by Candice Fox

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/12/2015

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A chilling, exhilarating new thriller from the award-winning Candice Fox, described by the Sydney Morning Herald as 'an important new voice in crime fiction'. 'I'm sure every day Eden looked in the mirror and wondered if she should kill me . . .'If Detective Frank Bennett tries hard enough, he can sometimes forget that Eden Archer, his partner in the Homicide Department, is also a moonlighting serial killer . . .Thankfully their latest case is proving a good distraction. Someone is angry at Sydney?s beautiful people - and the results are anything but pretty. On the rain-soaked running tracks of Sydney?s parks, a predator is lurking, and it?s not long before night-time jogs become a race to stay alive.While Frank and Eden chase shadows, a different kind of danger grows closer to home. Frank?s new girlfriend Imogen Stone is fascinated by cold cases, and her latest project - the disappearance of the two Tanner children more than twenty years ago - is leading her straight to Eden?s door. And, as Frank knows all too well, asking too many questions about Eden Archer can get you buried as deep as her past ...Fall is the third novel in Candice Fox's acclaimed series, following Hades, winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut 2014, and Eden, winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel 2015, presented by the Australian Crime Writers Association. 'Hades announced the arrival of an important new voice . . . Eden was equally breath-taking' Sydney Morning Herald
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Candice Fox

Candice Fox first novel is Hades, 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.

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  • A riveting read.

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    Fall is the third book in the Archer and Bennett series by Australian author, Candice Fox. As Eden Archer satisfies her bloodlust on night forays without her brother, her police partner, Frank Bennett seems to have caught the nesting instinct: he has a steady girlfriend in police psychologist, Imogen Stone, and a wreck of a house to renovate. But Imogen is not all she seems. Her focus on Eden could have dangerous results.

    Meanwhile, young, fit, agile female runners are dying: Sydney’s parks suddenly seem to be the hunting ground of a brutal predator that the press names the Sydney Parks Strangler. Frank and Eden are making little progress, although young police consultant, Amy Hooku offers some useful contributions. Their task is not made easier when lifestyle coach and women’s spokesperson, Caroline Eckhart organises a Take Back the Parks night run which attracts thousands of participants.

    Once again, Fox has produced a page-turner with plenty of twists, some of which will leave the reader gasping. Her characters are multi-faceted, and she touches on topical and age-old themes: the emphasis on appearance; animal cruelty; internet paedophiles; missing persons. The final events of this page-turner will have readers wondering if there is more to come from Fox about this unusual duo. A riveting read.

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