2 November 2015

review: EDEN, Candice Fox

  • format: ARC from NetGalley
  • available from Amazon
  • File Size: 738 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (August 25, 2015)
  • Publication Date: August 25, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
Synopsis (NetGalley)

The breath-taking new thriller from the author of HADES, winner of the Ned Kelly award for Best Debut Crime Novel.

 "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's past to discover the answers - and what Frank uncovers may well put everyone in danger . . .

My Take

If HADES was noir, EDEN is even more so. A little too much for my taste. Frank Bennett and Eden Archer are searching for three missing girls, and Eden goes underground in the community where at least one of the girls was past seen. The work is dangerous and Frank and his team must track Eden with a number of hidden cameras that she takes with her.

The other strand of the story tracks Hades' past. A stalker has Hades under surveillance and he asks Frank to work out what the stalker wants. Much of Hades' life history is revealed even though quite a bit of this must remain hidden from Frank.

This is a novel that keeps you reading, even if only to see the story resolve. But for me it was all just a bit gruesome.

My rating 4.3

I've also reviewed
5.0, HADES

1 comment:

Terra said...

Sounds like an exciting dark series with an enigmatic female lead character.


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