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Title:
Gone by midnight
ISBN:
9781250317582
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Physical Description:
350 pages ; 24 cm.
General Note:
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."

"Previously published by Bantam Australia in trade paperback in January 2019."
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Summary:
"Crimson Lake is where people with dark pasts come to disappear-and where others vanish into thin air... Four young boys are left alone in a hotel room while their parents dine downstairs. When Sara Farrow checks on the children at midnight, her son is missing. Distrustful of the police, Sara turns to Crimson Lake's unlikeliest private investigators-disgraced cop Ted Conkaffey and convicted killer Amanda Pharrell. For Ted, the case couldn't have come at a worse time. Two years ago a false accusation robbed him of his career, his reputation, and most importantly, his family. But now Lillian, the daughter he barely knows, is coming to stay in his ramshackle cottage by the lake. Ted must dredge up the area's worst characters to find the missing boy. The clock is ticking, and the danger he uncovers could well put his own child in deadly peril"--
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#1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Candice Fox delivers a compulsive new crime thriller with Gone by Midnight .

Crimson Lake is where people with dark pasts come to disappear--and where others vanish into thin air...

When Sara Farrow's son goes missing from a locked hotel room, she frantically turns for help to Crimson Lake's unlikeliest private investigators--disgraced cop Ted Conkaffey and convicted killer Amanda Pharrell.

Just the sort of twisted puzzle that gets Amanda's blood pumping, the disappearance couldn't have come at a worse time for Ted. He has just this one week with Lillian, the daughter he barely knows...but the clock is ticking for the lost boy.

Amanda and Ted's search dredges up the area's worst characters, and the danger they uncover could well put Ted's own child in deadly peril.


Author Notes

Candice Fox was born in Sydney, Australia. She served briefly as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy at age eighteen. She then taught high school through two undergraduate and two postgraduate degrees. Currently she works as a lecturer on writing at the University of Notre Dame.

She is the author of Hades, Fall, Eden, which won the Ned Kelly 2015 award in the fiction category which is presented by the Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA). Her other books include, Black and Blue, written with James Patterson, Crimson Lake, Redemption Point, and Gone by Midnight.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

When eight-year-old Richie Farrow goes missing from his hotel room while on vacation in Crimson Lake, Queensland, in Australian author Fox's intense third Crimson Lake novel (after 2019's Redemption Point), his mother, Sara, asks Ted Conkaffey, a former Sydney homicide detective, to help find Richie. The local police reluctantly work with Ted, who was once a suspect in a child's attempted murder, and his quick-witted partner, Amanda Pharrell, a convicted killer who served eight years in prison. As Amanda and Ted question witnesses and suspects, they discover that many of them are less than truthful, leading the pair to consider a myriad of scenarios to explain Richie's disappearance. Complicating their investigation is Ted's decision to look after his two-year-old daughter for his ex-wife and a budding relationship with his veterinarian. Quirky, no-nonsense characters complement the suspenseful plotting, which includes a multitude of twists. Readers will look forward to seeing more of Ted and Amanda. Agent: Lisa Gallagher, DeFiore & Co. (Mar.)