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Crimson Lake
Crimson Lake | Candice Fox
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"From the award-winning author of Hades and Eden comes an ingenious and edgy suspense novel that will keep you guessing to the very last page . . . 12.46- Thirteen-year-old Claire Bingley stands alone at a bus stop 12.47- Ted Conkaffey parks his car beside her 12.52- The girl is missing . . . Six minutes - that's all it took to ruin Detective Ted Conkaffey's life. Accused but not convicted of Claire's abduction, he escapes north, to the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake. Amanda Pharrell knows what it's like to be public enemy number one. Maybe it's her murderous past that makes her so good as a private investigator, tracking lost souls in the wilderness. Her latest target, missing author Jake Scully, has a life more shrouded in secrets than her own - so she enlists help from the one person in town more hated than she is- Ted Conkaffey. But the residents of Crimson Lake are watching the pair's every move. And for Ted, a man already at breaking point, this town is offering no place to hide . . ."
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Andrew65
Crimson Lake | Candice Fox
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First part of Stage 2 of #Whodunitathon, the Twitter Readathon.

Murder takes place in nature.

81 points for #TeamSlaughter for #Scarathlon2020 for this one Readathon, but will be stacked up by other readathons

Clwojick Awesome! Go #TeamSlaughter!! 🎃🖤👻 2y
Andrew65 @Clwojick 🥳🥳🥳 2y
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Andrew65
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First book finished for #LittenListen #OutstandingOctober and #October20in4
A very enjoyable mystery book set in Australia. Good back story and how this related to current events. Looking forward to continuing with this well written series.
#Scarathlon2020 #TeamSlaughter

Bookgoil Nicely done! 2y
Andrew65 Thanks 😊 2y
Clwojick Awesome! Go #TeamSlaughter!! 🎃🖤👻🎉🔥🔪 2y
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Andrew65
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Started listening to Crimson Lake which reading for many readathons including #Scarathlon2020 #OutstandingOctober #October20in4 #LittenListen

Clwojick Go #TeamSlaughter!!! 🖤 2y
Andrew65 wasn‘t enough space to put all my readathons down. 😱👻 2y
Bookgoil Lol so many readathons lol 2y
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StellaDz
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Fox understands that people (even normal people) have a dark side, and her characters portray such a dichotomy. I love the atmosphere in her works, the feeling and the darkness. From the very first page, readers are white-knuckling it until the end. I‘m excited every time I pick up one of her books.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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CocoReads
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#mothersdaypart3 #thebookhaul I‘ve been extraordinarily blessed this year, even though I had to work, I care home and was spoiled, even more so because my girls made dinner. Hope all the celebrating Littens had an equally good day. 😁

CoverToCoverGirl Happy Mother‘s Day, and mine was perfect! 4y
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Joanne1
Crimson Lake | Candice Fox
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Oh boy did I enjoy this nice, fast-paced Australian crime novel. Ted was the typically complex and damaged detective/protagonist (in this case ex-real detective turned PI). But the cast of secondary characters around him were what made it better than many. Amanda, his PI partner was weird and intriguing and Val the pathologist was sharp as a tack and straight talking (I wanted more). I picked part of the ending but not everything which was good

lynneamch Sounds good. I've just become a fan of Australian crime novels because of Jane Harper. Next up 4y
Joanne1 @lynneamch the lost man is excellent. My favourite of Jane Harper‘s. 4y
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Joanne1
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A crime thriller for this week‘s audio on my commute. It‘s got your standard troubled male detective but it‘s still a good listen.

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Jhullie
Crimson Lake | Candice Fox
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Thank you all for your many Birthday wishes. I have had an awesome day. My family knows me so well. Check out my Bookish gifts ❤️📕

erzascarletbookgasm Happy birthday! Great gifts! 😍 4y
JennyM Happy birthday 🥳 4y
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catherine2
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I mean, really — who doesn‘t???

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InBooksILive
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I love surprise bookmail! I've never heard of this author or this series but it sounds really good!

I'm so thankful to Forge Books for sending a hardcover of Crimson Lake and then an ARC for the 2nd book, Redemption Point.

Has anyone read these or any of Candice's books??

Sue I‘m sure you‘ll enjoy her - she‘s an award winning Aussie author. I love her stuff! 4y
Lauredhel Fox's books are excellent Aussie crime. 4y
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Victoriahoperose
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This was a great thriller. The female main character made me think of a mix between Stephanie Plum and Lisbeth Salander. Super strange to put together, but it worked. Lots of twists and sub plots. This was anything but dull and I really liked how it all came together in the end! #goodreadsgiveaways

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Victoriahoperose
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Joining in on this fun little questionnaire!
#1. Made a big dinner for my son‘s birthday while he was in town.
#2. Blink182, Taking Back Sunday and Weezer (long time ago)
#3. I forget to turn the water off when I‘m done using it.
#4. American Horror Story of course
#5. Crimson Lake by Candace Fox

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Kappadeemom
Crimson Lake | Candice Fox
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I‘m gonna sit here and read all day.

hermyknee I‘m right there with ya 4y
RavenLovelyReads 😂😂😂 I can totally relate! 4y
IamIamIam That's excellent!!!!! 4y
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C.Perone Love this! 4y
Bklover Love it! 4y
WellReadCatLady I need a shirt with this 😂 4y
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Booknerd2
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This one takes place in Australia where two misfits/criminals join forces to solve a disappearance. The background story is as interesting as the main plot. Nice read.

Ddzmini 🐢😍 4y
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Chelz286
Crimson Lake | Candice Fox
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Fans of Dragon Tattoo series??? This is definitely your book then! Great read so far!

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4y
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OutsmartYourShelf
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I thought the angle of the main characters being accused or convicted of serious crimes was interesting. Ted was seemingly in the wrong place at the wrong time (although the cynic in me wonders if the author will eventually pull an ‘unreliable narrator‘ on the reader).

One negative I could‘ve done without is a couple of instances of animal killing but they were mercifully brief. Rating: 4 🌟

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The ending was worth it, I didn‘t see some of the answers coming.. but there was one thing I think still left a little too much unanswered for me. Too much animal abuse too 😡.

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guinsgirlreads
Crimson Lake | Candice Fox
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Fell asleep too early (apparently), 🤬 so now I‘m up half of the night.. just going to start this one! #amreading

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Audrey
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This was fantastically atmospheric. I got a real sense of the Cairns area. All three mysteries intertwined without distracting. Ted and Amanda make such an interesting professional pairing that I really hope nothing romantic develops between the two. I hope book 2 is from Amanda‘s perspective since I would love her point of view. I suspect one of the mysteries was inspired by a true crime that occurred about 50 years ago. Fun creepy read.

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tammysue
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How do you move on when the world won‘t let you??
12:46: Claire Bingleystands alone at a bus stop
12:47: Ted Conkaffey parks his car beside her
12:52: The girl is missing . . .

An Aussie mystery with superb writing, + a thrilling storyline! 4 ☆
Follow-up novel “Redemption Point” US release is Mar 19th 2019 👌🏻

#crime #mysterythriller

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tammysue
Crimson Lake | Candice Fox


“Everything about her was like that: edging on excessive, so close to crazy that her crazy became sane, consistent enough to ignore. She was functioning. I think that‘s what the shrinks called it. Functional dysfunction.”

Fantastic book, am quite enjoying Candice Fox‘s writing style!

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BeckyLeJ
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Happy #caturday!
Started a new puzzle and Crimson Lake on audio today. This is an intriguing Aussie-based mystery featuring an ex murderer and a cop accused of attempted murder who pair up as PIs to investigate a case involving a missing author.

New York Puzzle Co and Libro.fm are the perfect pairing!

#25infive

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Teresereading
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Really enjoyed it. Great local detail. Had to restrain myself from buying sequel in Target yesterday. Officially overdue from library.

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Teresereading
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Making a start on this as it's due back to the library soon

Teresereading Postscript - recommended. It's a good plot with great local detail 5y
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StellaDz
Crimson Lake | Candice Fox
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When the bf makes you buy shirts so he can make the sales go further, and instead of getting the money back, you demand books.

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Bette
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This book has not one, not two, but three really intriguing mysteries. Ex-cop Ted relocates after being accused of a heinous crime and partners up with wacky, tattooed Amanda who also has prison in her past. They team up to solve the mystery of a famous missing author who may have gotten on the wrong side of a crocodile...the inside. 😳😬 The sequel is available in Australia...but they don't ship to the U.S. 😢😟😔

ferskner Yes! Really excited about this one. It was much better than I expected. 5y
librariankris Too bad you don‘t have a friend in Australia. 📬 5y
Bette @lbrariankris 😆But not a friendly crocodile. 😳🐊 well, it'all be something to look forward to. 5y
Bette @@librariankris Argh...spelling! It'll. Danger Danger Slippery keyboard 😬 5y
librariankris 😊 Love the 🐊! 5y
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Matilda
Crimson Lake | Candice Fox
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Just gonna read the first page--cut to 70 pages later, guess I'll be reading this today.

RealLifeReading I'm trying to figure out what's next to the cheese... 5y
Matilda @RealLifeReading nonni's biscotti that is sooooooo good! 5y
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ferskner
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I'm really surprised by how much I enjoyed this! (Patterson collaborators aren't generally my thing.) The author weaves together three enticing mysteries set in small town Australia, with the MC wrongfully accused of a horrific crime. It ends with the promise of more to come.

#ERMadLibs #placename @EclecticReaders #ReadingWomenChallenge #australianorcanadianauthor @thereadingwomen #pop18 #favoritecolorinthetitle

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McFarchie
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Just started this on audio 🤘🏽

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ferskner
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#24in48readathon has been a bit of a bust for me since I had to work yesterday, but I'll still get some hours in today. Time for some audio walking on the bridge by my apartment (check out the mist at the right). @24in48

Pamwurtzler So pretty 5y
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Liberty
Crimson Lake | Candice Fox
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Book mail! A+ promotional swag. Appeals to my love of things with scary teeth. 12/10 would open again. 🐊❤️☠️

Booknerd222 This looks good! 5y
suvata Love the picture 5y
FountainBookstore Wait. My copy did not come with a miniature alligator. 5y
FountainBookstore It came with a full-sized one. AAAAAIGHHHHHHHHHH! 🐊 5y
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swishandflick
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GIVEAWAY ALERT! When I received my ARC of Crimson Lake they also included an audiobook download. I enjoyed this book (see my earlier post) and thought I'd share the love! US pub date: 3/18

TO ENTER: Comment on this post and tag a friend by 2PM ET on Sun 12/10 (if that friend would like to enter they would make a new comment, tag another friend, and so on). I'll randomly select a winner and send the download instructions (disclaimer ⬇️)

swishandflick Disclaimer: I can't personally vouch for the audio quality or format, as I only read the physical copy. #ARC #Giveaway #Audiobook (edited) 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Have a good weekend! Tagging @TricksyTails 5y
TricksyTails This sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway and thank you for the tag @ForeverNerdy ! I tag @MinDea 5y
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shendrix413 Thanks for the giveaway! Tagging @elisebarker 5y
Owlizabeth Oooh thanks for sharing! @RiotMom 5y
Clwojick Now seen that she's already been tagged so I tag @Texreader Thanks for the giveaway! 5y
MinDea Thanks @TricksyTails for the tag! I tag @Jess7 !!! 5y
swishandflick Congrats @RiotMom!! 🎉 I put names in a random name picker and you won this audiobook. Shoot me an email at ashleyandthecity@gmail.com and I'll send you the site/code for redemption. (And thanks for entering! @ForeverNerdy @TricksyTails @shendrix413 @Owlizabeth @Clwojick @MinDea 🤗) (edited) 5y
TricksyTails Yay! Congratulations @RiotMom !! 🎉📚🎧 5y
RiotMom Whoa! Thank you! This is awesome! @swishandflick @TricksyTails @Owlizabeth 5y
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Victoria_Clyne
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I really enjoyed this. A murder mystery set in North Queensland, Australia. Love reading books set in Australia and especially places I've travelled to. It reminds me a bit of Peter Temple (another Australian mystery writer) with the flawed detective but maybe not quite so dark. Definitely going to read the next book in the series.

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swishandflick
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Australian crime fiction that's almost a 3 for the price of 1! Two embattled ex-cons who stand accused of serious, unrelated crimes, team up as private investigators looking into an author that's gone missing. But what actually happened with their own cases? Are they guilty of the crimes they're infamous for? 🐊

I enjoyed this a lot! Gritty, complex, suspenseful. Definitely an author to look out for! US release date is March 2018 #ARC

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swishandflick
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Another day, another book, beignet, and cafe au lait 😄 (I have high hopes for this #ARC!)

DGRachel Those beignets look divine!😍😍 5y
britt_brooke So jealous! 5y
OhNoMersault That is the least relaxing place to read that I can think of. 5y
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swishandflick @OhNoMersault Haha, it's not crazy busy at the moment so I'm just chilling at a corner table! Though arguably there's still more people watching than reading going on 😄 (and I grew up one of five kids so I learned how to read pretty much anywhere early on 😂) 5y
mgiroir Ahh Cafe Du Monde is my favorite!!!! One of the things I miss the most from moving away from New Orleans! 5y
emilyhaldi ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5y
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swishandflick
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Another Goodreads win!!! I'm getting addicted to this feeling 😆

athorne I've yet to win any! 😹😹😹 5y
swishandflick @TheGhastlyGrimoire Definitely keep trying! I had never won either and then all of a sudden I've won three in one month! 5y
athorne @swishandflick I'm about to enter a handful more before I settle in for some more reading 5y
Buddys_Momma Congrats!!! I‘ve won 2 this year myself— so awesome! 5y
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Michelle_mck
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Morning coffee and morning book

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Marchpane
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Crime fiction as a genre can be sooo hit or miss for me, luckily this one was tops ?

?Far North Queensland setting, rainforests, swamps and crocs
?Saltwater crocs are a handy way to "disappear" someone, know what I mean?
????‍?A pair of misfit private eyes, each with a mysterious backstory

There's *almost* too much going on, and the female MC is *almost* too quirky, but the writing holds it together. A cracking read.

DGRachel Sold! 6y
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Forgetmenot
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You will never meet a more unlikely duo of detectives but they have one thing in common and this draws them together. The book was really engaging with a great story behind it. Hopefully we will see this duo again

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neet_reads
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#aprilbookshowers Day 18. #LocalAuthor
Candice Fox is a Sydney local, and next month she'll be in conversation with Ian Rankin at an event in Parramatta as part of Sydney Writers' Festival. I've already got my tickets!

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Lauredhel
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Candice Fox is totally back on form with Crimson Lake, after the slight wobble of Never Never. This is a tight, terrific thriller set in the Top End. A detective accused of a paedophilic crime teams up with a PI who confessed to murder as a child. They join forces to discover the truth behind the disappearance of a local blockbuster YA author, but they discover more secrets and lies in the process.

May not be for those with a crocodile phobia.

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Lauredhel
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EloisaJames I love Anne Bishop! 6y
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IReadThereforeIBlog
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Candice Fox's crime thriller (the first in a series) is a slickly written affair whose main character convinces as a man broken by his experience but the set-up is a bit of a silly gimmick, Pharrell verges on caricature with her mannerisms and I disliked the way she needed Ted to save her from her past.