Candice is the middle child of a large, eccentric family from Sydney's western suburbs. The daughter of a parole officer and an enthusiastic foster-carer, Candice spent her childhood listening around corners to tales of violence, madness and evil as her father relayed his work stories to her mother and older brothers. Candice won back-to-back Ned Kelly awards for her first two novels Hades and Eden. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed Fall and co-writer with James Patterson of the Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Never Never set in the Australian outback.
"From the New York Times bestselling co-author of Never Never comes an ingenious and edgy suspense novel that will keep you guessing to the very last page . . . Six minutes. That's all it takes 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." * from the publisher's description * "A fast-paced, expertly crafted read with a cast of colourful characters" * Guardian * "One of the best crime thrillers of the year." -- Lee Child "A bright new star of crime fiction." -- James Patterson "A masterful novel ... Definitely a writer to watch." -- Harlan Coben