Before the blood, before the screaming, before the fall . . . The first victim is discovered on the edge of the park. Young. Female. Beautiful. Or at least she was before her face was destroyed. Homicide detective Frank Bennett suspects that this is a first kill. And it won't be the last. To stop a serial killer in the making, Frank will have to place his faith in his beautiful, dangerous partner Eden Archer--a cop who moonlights as a killer . . . Eden kws the temptation of evil. Her intimate kwledge of the relentless forces that drive a killer gives her a unique edge. But with each jogger found brutally murdered in Sydney's pristine parks, Eden can see where the investigation is headed. And it gives her a feeling she hasn't felt in a long time. A fear she's never kwn. A fear she can't escape. A fear that, after all these years, she will have to face . . . Praise for Candice Fox and Her Archer and Bennett Thrillers A bright new star of crime fiction. --James Patterson Definitely a writer to watch. --Harlan Coben Grim, gritty, fast-paced. --Library Journal (starred review) Nail-biting, riveting, right through to the gruesome, surprising finale. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Candice Fox is the middle child of a large, eccentric family from Sydney's western suburbs. She served 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 teaches writing at the University of Notre Dame in Sydney. Candice's first novel, Hades, won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Novel, given by the Australian Crime Writers Association. Her second novel, Eden, won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction--making her one of only two authors to win the awards back-to-back. She was chosen by international bestselling author James Patterson to co-author the book Shot Black & Blue and the thriller Never Never. Visit her at www.candicefoxauthor.com or on Facebook.