FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH
*Crimson Lake by Candice Fox.
A limited number of free copies will be available, courtesy of Macmillan Publishers. Email read@katybooks to reserve a copy.
For book club attendees only.
We request that those participating in our book clubs purchase the book from KBB.
The major US launch of #1 New York Times bestselling author Candice Fox's atmospheric and thrilling suspense series
Crimson Lake by Sydney-based, Ned Kelly Award—winning author Candice Fox, whom James Patterson calls "a bright new star of crime fiction," is a thrilling contemporary crime novel set in Queensland, Australia, perfect for fans of atmospheric thrillers with complex characters and readers of authors like Patterson, Harlan Coben, Lisa Gardner, and Tana French.
Six minutes in the wrong place at the wrong time—that's all it took to ruin Sydney detective Ted Conkaffey's life. Accused but not convicted of the brutal abduction of a thirteen-year-old girl, Ted is now a free man—and public enemy number one. He flees north to keep a low profile amidst the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake.
There, Ted’s lawyer introduces him to private investigator Amanda Pharrell, herself a convicted murderer. Perhaps it’s the self-isolation and murderous past that makes her so adept at tracking lost souls in the wilderness, but her latest target, missing author Jake Scully, has a life more shrouded in secrets than her own.
Not entirely convinced Amanda is a cold-blooded killer, Ted agrees to help with her investigation, a case full of deception and obsession, while secretly digging into her troubled past. The residents of Crimson Lake are watching the pair's every move . . . once Ted’s true identity becomes known, the threats against him become violent and the town offers no place to hide.
"This compelling first solo by one of James Patterson’s many coauthors boasts full-bodied characters, suspense with a quirky edge, and a strong sense of place."
— Michele Leber - Booklist Starred Review