"Christina Delaine delivers a thrilling performance of this high-stakes hunt for a killer...Notably, Delaine's sensitive portrayal of a young man with a speech impediment adds emotional depth, while her depiction of the elusive Lizard King generates chills." — AudioFile Magazine
She almost caught him once. Now, he’s back.
For three years, Investigator Cassie Dewell has been on a hunt for a serial killer known as the Lizard King whose hunting grounds are the highways and truck stops where runaways and prostitutes are most likely to vanish. Cassie almost caught him...once.
Working for the Bakken County, North Dakota sheriff's department, Cassie has set what she believes is the perfect trap and she has lured him and his truck to a depot. But the plan goes horribly wrong, and the blame falls on Cassie. Disgraced, she loses her job and investigation into her role is put into motion.
At the same time, Kyle Westergaard, a troubled kid whom Cassie has taken under her wing, has disappeared after telling people that he’s going off on a long-planned adventure. Kyle's grandmother begs Cassie to find him and, with nothing else to do, Cassie agrees—all the while hunting the truck driver.
Now Cassie is a lone wolf. And in the same way that two streams converge into a river, Kyle's disappearance may have a more sinister meaning than anyone realizes. With no allies, no support, and only her own wits to rely on, Cassie must take down a killer who is as ruthless as he is cunning. But can she do it alone, without losing her own humanity or her own life?
Paradise Valley continues the Highway Quartet series from bestselling author C. J. Box.
From Candice Fox comes Eden, another gripping thriller in the Archer and Bennett series.
“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 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. Suddenly, the hunter is the hunted. And a killer’s vicious desires are about to be unleashed...
Praise for Eden:
“Grim, gritty, fast-paced ...each character adds depth and interest to an already absorbing plotline. Fox fantastically builds on her previous book, leaving a cliff-hanger that will leave readers clamoring for the next series title.” --Library Journal (Starred Review)
“In Australian author Fox’s nail-biting follow-up to Hades, the narrative is highly effective... Fox keeps her characters firmly in shades of gray, and it’s their complexity that drives this riveting thriller, right through to the gruesome, surprising finale.” --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
From Australian author Candice Fox comes Fall, the third audiobook in the thrilling Archer and Bennett series.
Before the blood, before the screaming, before the fall . . .
The first victim is discovered on the edge of the park. Young. Female. Beautiful. Or at least she was before her face was destroyed. Homicide detective Frank Bennett suspects that this is a first kill. And it won’t be the last. To stop a serial killer in the making, Frank will have to place his faith in his beautiful, dangerous partner Eden Archer—a cop who moonlights as a killer . . .
Eden knows the temptation of evil. Her intimate knowledge of the relentless forces that drive a killer gives her a unique edge. But with each jogger found brutally murdered in Sydney’s pristine parks, Eden can see where the investigation is headed. And it gives her a feeling she hasn’t felt in a long time. A fear she’s never known. A fear she can’t escape. A fear that, after all these years, she will have to face . . .
Praise for Candice Fox and her Archer and Bennett Thrillers
“A bright new star of crime fiction.” —James Patterson
“Definitely a writer to watch.” —Harlan Coben
“Nail-biting, riveting, right through to the gruesome, surprising finale.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Candice Fox's Hades is the winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Novel. This audiobook is the first installment in the thrilling Archer and Bennett series.
Twenty years ago, two children were kidnapped and left for dead . . .
Homicide detective Frank Bennett has a new partner—dark, beautiful, coldly efficient Eden Archer. Frank doesn’t know what to make of her, or her brother Eric, who’s also on the police force. Their methods are . . . unusual. But when a graveyard full of large steel toolboxes filled with body parts is found at the bottom of Sydney harbor, unusual is the least of their worries.
For Eden and Eric, the case holds chilling links to a scarred childhood—and the murderer who raised them. For Frank, each clue brings him closer to something he’s not sure he wants to face. But true evil goes beyond the bloody handiwork of a serial killer—and no one is truly innocent . . .
Praise for Hades:
“A little bit Dexter, a little bit procedural, overall a great first novel.”—Australian Crime Writers Association
“Fast-paced, with unusual protagonists and dark, disturbing scenes.”—Library Journal
“Horrors abound in Australian author Fox’s gritty police procedural. Readers will look forward to the sequel set in this not-for-the-squeamish nightmare world down under.”—Publishers Weekly