From the award-winning author of Hades and Eden comes an ingenious and edgy thriller that will keep you guessing to the very last minute....
It's 12.46 p.m. Thirteen-year-old Claire Bingley stands alone at a bus stop. At 12.47 p.m. Ted Conkaffey parks his car beside her. At 12.52 p.m. the girl is missing....
Six minutes - that's all it took to ruin Detective Ted Conkaffey's life. Accused but not convicted of Claire's abduction, he escapes north, to the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake.
Amanda Pharrell knows what it's like to be public enemy number one. Maybe it's her murderous past that makes her so good as a private investigator, tracking lost souls in the wilderness. Her latest target, missing author Jake Scully, has a life more shrouded in secrets than her own - so she enlists help from the one person in town more hated than she is: Ted Conkaffey. But the residents of Crimson Lake are watching the pair's every move. And for Ted, a man already at breaking point, this town is offering no place to hide....
''A bright new star of crime fiction.'' (James Patterson)
''One of the best crime thrillers of the year.'' (Lee Child)
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Quirky characters and an unusual story line
I loved the diversity of characters and the original story line. So much of it was unexpected which make it a compulsive read. Loved every bit of it
I loved the goose story line but also the awful repercussions of being wrongly accused and the havoc it wreaks with your life.
IF I am honest I find I get a totally different experience when listening to audible books against reading myself. I stopped participating in my Book Club as it felt like I was reading a totally different book. The reading was compulsive and I could not put it down.
Passed it on and without exception it has been enjoyed
- Sylvia Green