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Gathering Dark

Gathering Dark 2

by Candice Fox
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Publication Date: 31/03/2020
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From Australia's most exciting and original crime writer comes another electrifying thriller, set in Los Angeles, introducing a new – and decidedly unconventional – team of 'detectives'.

A convicted killer. A gifted thief. A vicious crime boss. A disillusioned cop. Together, they’re a missing girl's only hope.

Blair Harbour, once a wealthy, respected surgeon in Los Angeles, is now an ex-con down on her luck. She's determined to keep her nose clean to win back custody of her son.

But when her former cellmate, Sneak Lawlor, begs for help to find her missing daughter, Blair is compelled to put her new-found freedom on the line. Joined by LA's most feared underworld figure, Ada Maverick, the crew of criminals bring outlaw tactics to the search for Dayly.

Detective Jessica Sanchez has always had a difficult relationship with the LAPD. And her inheritance of a $7 million mansion as a reward for catching a killer has just made her police enemy number one.

It's been ten years since Jessica arrested Blair for the cold-blooded murder of her neighbour. So when Jessica opens the door to the disgraced doctor and her friends she expects abuse, maybe even violence.

What comes instead is a plea for help.

ISBN:
9780143789178
9780143789178
Category:
Crime & Mystery
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
31-03-2020
Publisher:
Random House Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
432
Dimensions (mm):
232x155x34mm
Weight:
0.56kg
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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  • Formulaic

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    :: Spoiler Alert ::

    Fox’s books are good reads but they all have the same kind of predictable plot. Wrongly convicted/accused main character supported by someone left of mainstream with another sympathiser joining in.
    This book had the feel about it that it was written because her publisher demanded it. The events depicted are only remotely plausible but, then again, it is set in the US.
    You just knew the main character was innocent before the cheese sandwich.I’m guessing this could be the first of a trilogy. Is so, there’s a lot of room for improvement.

  • Not gathering fans

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    I have read a few of the books by this author and enjoyed them. Sadly this book seems to be about following a formula designed to make money. The story is predictable and unrealistic. I skimmed pages just to reach the end and justify buying the book. Would not recommend.