Feb 27 2018 2:00pm

Candice Fox Audio Excerpt: Crimson Lake

Candice Fox

Crimson Lake by Sydney-based, Ned Kelly Award-winning author Candice Fox is a thrilling contemporary crime audiobook set in Queensland, Australia—perfect for listeners who like to immerse themselves in exotic, evocative climes. 

Listen to an exclusive excerpt from Crimson Lake, then make sure you're signed in and comment below for a chance to win an audiobook copy of Candice Fox's latest mystery!

Six minutes in the wrong place at the wrong timethat's all it took to ruin Sydney detective Ted Conkaffey's life. Accused but not convicted of the brutal abduction of a 13-year-old girl, Ted is now a free man—and public enemy number one. He flees north to keep a low profile amid 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.

Chapter 1

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Candice Fox is the award-winning author of Crimson Lake. She is also co-writer with James Patterson of Never, Never, the #1 New York Times bestseller in February of 2017, and its sequel, Fifty Fifty. She lives in Sydney.

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Vernon Luckert
1. vl4095
Love a good mystery - and on audiobook would be a great bonus.
Tom Moore
3. TomAMoore
Sounds interesting. Please enter me in the sweepstakes
4. pegkeohane
Interesting voice of the actor on the audiobook...should enhance the tale...
4. pegkeohane
Interesting voice of the actor on the audiobook...should enhance the tale...
Jean Feingold
5. dusksunset
New car has DVD player - would love to hear a book on it.
Jean Feingold
5. dusksunset
New car has DVD player - would love to hear a book on it.
Michael Carter
6. rubydog
Please enter me in this sweepstakes.
Thanks ---
John Davis
9. John
With such clever use of 'speaking to inanimate objects' as the gun and the next meal for the crocs outside the fence, he got me. I saw the place where he was trapped, like in jail, only from which he coud not run. Colorful, and I love the accent. Scary, in an ominous way, as he describes the vigilantes in front and the crocs behind the fence in back. Well done.
John OBrien
10. meiobrien
Sounds promising, will be looking for this.
11. Jacks
I think the characters sound unique and interesting not a cookie cutter characters.
13. Stacy Mulholland
Love the narrator. Can't wait to hear the rest of the book!
14. Anita Sue Hamilton
Would like to win
Helen Allman
16. helenallman
Hilarious hearing all that profanity in that great accent.
susan beamon
17. susanbeamon
I suppose an Australian mystery should be read with an Australian accent. I would be glad to add this audio book to my collection.
Sara Branche
20. sbranche
Love audiobooks. I drive 8 plus hours a day
Carolyn Sherve
21. CWS
Audiobooks make the commute go by so much faster - especially mysteries...
vickie dailey
24. kidcurry
wow very good reader. I've never had an actual audiobook - and would love to enjoy this on a summer road trip
25. Sarah Fox
Thanks for the chance
26. William Siravo Sr
I want to win.
28. Tracy Dickens
Thank you so much, we read a ton and listen in the truck!!!
29. Md238
Love audio books,this would be a great one to have.
Chi Shannon
30. anastasiafall
I'm excited by the setting! Australia is pretty exotic to me :)
L Peters
32. leepcat
thanks for the chance to win this audiobook. they always make the suspense even greater.
Pam Walrath
33. pysupermom
This audiobook would be great...my husband could listen too!
Carole Knoles
34. carknol
Who wouldn’t want to take a thrilling trip “Down Under” read by a voice like that!
Lori Provenzano
40. Mountainesque
Excerpt is very vivid and creepy, plus I learned that crocodiles bark in the dark. Promises to be an enthralling read!
Susan Morris
41. Samfor3
I love reading books with an Australian backdrop. Add suspense, and it becomes a must-read!
Kyle Johnicker
42. kylecar94
Found my next roadtrip listening adventure!
Jennifer Hodges
43. ViolinGeek
I love audiobooks for my commute and this sounds fantastic!! Happy Birthday to me?! lol
Sally Schmidt
46. bigcootie
Sounds like the perfect story for an audiobook.
Marisa Young
47. Risa
The excerpt peaked my curiosity. Want to hear the rest of the story.
Barbara Ryan
48. bamr07
I love a great mystery in other countries locations. I will enjoy listening to this man on the audiobook. great to travel with.
Kerry Doyle
49. Kerrylynned
Awesome and creepy! Felon love. I love audiobooks!
Rhonda Stefani
50. RStefani72
I've had this on my want-to-read list for quite some time, simply sounds marvelous. I'd absolutely love to hear the audio, never having listened to an audiobook before I'd be thrilled for Crimson Lake to be my first!
51. Mattie Nieves
I love learning about new places around the world. Mysteries are my favorite genre.
Rita Spratlen
52. rj77777
I have never listened to an audio book! I love thrillers and would love to listen to this one!! Thanks for the chance!!
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