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WINNER OF THE NED KELLY AWARD FOR BEST CRIME NOVEL OF 2015. 'I fool myself that Eden has a heart – that she would at least have trouble killing me . . .'

Book Setting: Sydney, Australia
Eden, Candice Fox

WINNER OF THE NED KELLY AWARD FOR BEST CRIME NOVEL OF 2015. 'I fool myself that Eden has a heart – that she would at least have trouble killing me . . .'

Most police duos run on trust, loyalty, and the desire to see killers in court. But Detective Frank Bennett's partner, the enigmatic Eden Archer, has nothing to offer him but darkness and danger. She doesn't mind catching killers – but it's not the courthouse where her justice is served.

And now Eden is about to head undercover to find three missing girls. The only link between the victims is a remote farm where the desperate go to hide and blood falls more often than rain. For Frank, the priority is to keep his partner monitored 24/7 while she's there – but is it for Eden's protection, or to protect their suspects from her?

Across the city at the Utulla Tip, someone is watching Hades Archer, a man whose criminal reputation is the stuff of legend. Unmasking the stalker for him might be just what Frank needs to stay out of trouble while Eden's away.

But it's going to take a trip into Hades' past to discover the answers - and what Frank uncovers may well put everyone in danger . . .

The sequel to Candice Fox's award-winning first novel Hades (Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut 2014), Eden became a winner in its own right when it took out the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel 2015 from the Australian Crime Writers Association.

Available Formats

  • Paperback
    $19.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9781925324471
    Published: 01/12/2015
    Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Trade Paperback
    $32.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780857982568
    Published: 01/12/2014
    Imprint: Bantam Australia
    Extent: 432 pages
  • eBook
    ISBN: 9780857982575
    Published: 01/12/2014
    Imprint: RHA eBooks Adult
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"Hades announced the arrival of an important new voice . . . Eden is equally breathtaking." - Sydney Morning Herald

"Fox again grabs her reader by the throat from the get-go and does not relinquish her grip . . . Gripping, confronting and powerful." - Western Advocate

"A sizzling page-turner." - Daily Telegraph

"Fox keeps her characters firmly in shades of gray, and its their complexity that drives this riveting thriller, right through to the gruesome, surprising finale." - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"Fox fantastically builds on her previous book, leaving a cliffhanger that will have readers clamoring for the next series title." - Library Journal

Candice Fox

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. Also, in the 2015 Davitt Awards, Hades was Highly Commended in the debut category. Her third novel, Fall, was recently published to critical acclaim.

In 2015 Candice began collaborating with James Patterson. Their first novel together, Never Never, set in the vast Australian outback, will be released in August 2016. They have also co-written a prequel novella, Black & Blue, as part of the James Patterson BookShots series. They are currently at work on the sequel.

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. She lives in Sydney.

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