#1 New York Times bestselling author Candice Fox delivers a compulsive new crime thriller, which sees Ted Conkaffey once again teaming up with an unlikely partner – this time the father of the girl he was accused of abducting . . .
When former police detective Ted Conkaffey was wrongly accused of abducting thirteen-year-old Claire Bingley, he hoped the Queensland rainforest town of Crimson Lake would be a good place to disappear. But nowhere is safe from Claire’s devastated father.
Dale Bingley has a brutal revenge plan all worked out – and if Ted doesn’t help find the real abductor, he’ll be its first casualty.
Meanwhile, in a dark roadside hovel called the Barking Frog Inn, the bodies of two young bartenders lie on the beer-sodden floor. It’s Detective Inspector Pip Sweeney’s first homicide investigation – complicated by the arrival of private detective Amanda Pharrell to ‘assist’ on the case. Amanda’s conviction for murder a decade ago has left her with some odd behavioural traits, top-to-toe tatts – and a keen eye for killers.
For Ted and Amanda, the hunt for the truth will draw them into a violent dance with evil. Redemption is certainly on the cards – but it may well cost them their lives...
Review by Sarah McDuling
I have been desperate for this book ever since reading Crimson Lake last year. Candice Fox is a genius mastermind with crazy-amazing storytelling powers – literally every time she writes a book it becomes my new favourite. Redemption Point is no exception!
For anyone who hasn’t yet read Crimson Lake, my advice to you to you is to drop everything and get a copy immediately. I’m actually really jealous of all the readers out there who will be able to read Crimson Lake and Redemption Point back to back. For us fans, it’s been a long wait to catch up with Ted Conkaffey and Amanda Pharrell again!
Accused of a horrific crime and judged guilty in the eyes of the world, Crimson Lake saw Ted Conkaffey fleeing to far north Queensland to start his life over again. In the last book we watched as he slowly emerged from his grief and shock to team up with highly eccentric private investigator, Amanda Pharrell. In Redemption Point his journey continues as he gets closer to clearing his name and hunting down the dangerous criminal responsible for ruining his life.
Ted is the most reviled man in the country and Amanda is the most hated woman in Crimson Lake. Both are ex-cons accused of terrible crimes. Ted is falsely accused. Amanda isn’t.
In Redemption Point, readers will finally be given some of the answers they longed for in Crimson Lake. The mystery of who really abducted thirteen-year-old Claire Bingley is investigated alongside the double murder of two young Crimson Lake residents. Both crimes, past and present, are complex and difficult to solve. And best of all, there is plenty of opportunity for Ted and Amanda to shine as they each set about seeing justice done in their own very different ways.
Ted is the ultimate good guy. Despite having endured the complete destruction of his career, his family and his reputation – not to mention abuse at the hands of bloodthirsty vigilantes and constant persecution from the media, he somehow manages to remain steady as a rock and quietly heroic. Meanwhile, Amanda is an evil pixie genius with Sherlockian tendencies, zero social skills and a hilariously unique outlook on life. Together, they make for a dynamic crime solving duo.
With a cast of interesting supporting characters, two compelling mysteries to solve and a perfectly paced plot that will have readers on tenterhooks from the very first page, Redemption Point is a super fun, highly addictive and thoroughly satisfying sequel. As usual when it comes to Candice Fox, my only complaint is that I want more!