Three young girls are missing. Homicide detective Eden
Archer's investigation leads to a remote Australian "rehab"
farm run by an ex-con. Eden plans to go undercover at the
farm to search for more evidence, and she needs her
partner, detective Frank Bennett, to be sober and alert for
backup protection. That's hard for him to do, since he's
not dealing well with the terrible way their last case
ended. However, Frank knows he has to keep an eye on Eden
for more reasons than her own protection.
You see, Eden is a serial killer who gets rid of serial
killers, while also working as a homicide detective. Reared
by devious crime boss Hades, Eden's brand of justice may be
unconventional, and unlawful, but she prides herself on
doing excellent work at both her "jobs." And Frank's
responsibility involves so much more than a regular partner.
Candice Fox's riveting EDEN is a powerful follow-up
to her debut thriller, HADES. Cleverly written using
detailed flashbacks of Hades early life, the intricate plot
and Australian setting makes for a compelling psychological
thriller. Interaction of the complex cast of characters in
EDEN, (second in the Archer & Bennett thriller
series) kept me thoroughly engrossed right up to the
stunning cliffhanger. I cannot wait to see what Ms. Fox has
in store next for these uniquely uncommon characters.
“I fool myself that Eden has a heart—that she would at
least have trouble killing me...”
Most homicide detective teams run on trust, loyalty, and
the shared desire to put killers behind bars. Frank
Bennett's partner, Eden Archer, thrives on darkness and
danger. She has a rare talent for catching killers - but
her idea of justice has little to do with courtrooms.
Now three girls are missing, and Eden is going undercover
to a remote farm where the troubled go to hide and blood
falls more often than rain. Frank’s job is to keep an eye
on his partner while she's there - but is it for Eden's
protection, or to protect others from her? Walking a
tightrope between duty and desperation, Frank confronts a
threat from Eden’s past—the sadistic crime lord Hades, who
raised her. Suddenly, the hunter is the hunted. And a
killer’s vicious desires are about to be unleashed…
The breathtaking new thriller from the author of Hades,
winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Novel,
establishes Candice Fox as a suspense writer of
international renown and undisputed power.