by Candice Fox

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Winner of the Ned Kelly Award

Justice is good. Vengeance is better.

“A new murder mystery star—Candice Fox may just be your new literary addiction.”—Primo Life

“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 go to 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—the sadistic crime lord Hades, who raised her. Suddenly, the hunter is the hunted. And a killer’s vicious desires are about to be unleashed . . .

The breathtaking new thriller from the author of Hades, winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Novel, establishes Candice Fox as a suspense writer of international renown and undisputed power.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786040711
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 05/30/2017
Series: Archer and Bennett Thriller Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 206,793
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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The breathtaking new thriller from the author of Hades, winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Novel, establishes Candice Fox as a suspense writer of international renown and undisputed power.

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Eden 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Eden is the second novel by Australian author, Candice Fox. It is the sequel to her first novel, Hades, and, perversely, it reveals the history of Heinrich “Hades” Archer in a narrative interspersed with an account of events since the deaths of Eric Archer, serial killer, Jason Beck and the woman who escaped his cage, Martina Ducote. It is, therefore, essential to read Hades first. Detective Frank Bennett is barely existing since the death of his lover, but Eden Archer is determined he will resume his role as her partner. There are three case of young women gone missing, and they have thug Jackie Rye’s farm in common. If Eden is going to go undercover, she need’s Frank’s backup. But Hades is demanding Frank’s time too: it seems he has a stalker at Utillo tip, and he wants to know why. However, Frank has to complete his sessions with police psychologist, Imogen Stone, before he can join Eden on the case, and facing his demons is something he resists at every turn. This sequel has two main plotlines: one involving a cold case disappearance, the other set in the present day. Both plots have clues and red herrings, and clever twists at the end. The narrative dealing with young Hades will answer some questions raised by the first novel. The action is non-stop, and Eden proves again that she can look after herself very well. This gripping novel is a very satisfying sequel, and readers will wonder if there is more to come of Archer and Bennett. At least as good as Hades, if not better, this is a real page-turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book more than the first, Hades. However the two build on each other and hold more meaning to a truly twisted but enticing story. I highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, I loved that there was more of Eden and a little more of Hades. I also loved that I got to see more of what Eden did it was pretty powerful stuff for me. I wasn't so keen with Bennett though, the whole "I hate her... but I'll save her." sh*t is annoying. I mean either you hate her because you can't have her. Or you hate her because you envy her, therefore you may just love/admire her. Idk I'm just blabbling. I loved the book I cannot wait for Fall that comes out in August (in the US)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent hope there is another one coming will definitely be interested in it also .
BasingstoneBook More than 1 year ago
Second book from Aussie writer Candice Fox following on from Hades. Part way through this I realised this is almost three books in one and not focused on Eden as the title suggests, but it tells the past of her father Hades, and how her police partner Frank reintegrates into life following the climatic end of the first book. The third story sets the main plot of the crime Eden and Frank set out to solve. All three stories are woven together but could be read apart however if you have read the first book things will be much clearer. All in all the author maintains the excitement levels but has diluted the main story by telling the Hades history. Perhaps this could have been better achieved by writing a prequel before the sequel.
booklover- More than 1 year ago
The first in this series was HADES, which I highly recommend you read before reading EDEN. This time around, Eden's partner, Frank Bennett, has been recouping from injuries he received in HADES. He's also drinking way too much and is being forced by the department to see the shrink before being allowed back to work. Meanwhile, Eden sends Frank to her father .... he has an investigative job involving the disappearance of an old flame many years before. At the same time, Eden is going undercover at a semi-cult to find what happened to 3 missing women, putting her life in extreme danger. The book follows both these case, plus it takes the reader to Hades' beginning, how he became what he is. I found it interesting, but not as exceptional as HADES. At times I found it confusing over who was where doing what and when. The characters are still very intriguing but I can't see this series going any further than it has. I did give it a 4 star rating ... I felt I had a vested interest in seeing where the author took the characters. And the last 10-12 pages were breath-taking! My thanks to NetGalley / Kensington Books for supplying the digital copy in exchange for an honest review.
MorrisMorgan More than 1 year ago
I was beyond thrilled when I saw there would be another novel in the Archer and Bennett series after reading the excellent debut, “Hades”. “Eden” did not disappoint. Candice Fox is at the top of the class when it comes to gritty crime thrillers. And when I say gritty, I do mean gritty. This is far from a cozy mystery. As I had hoped, we get more backstory for Eden’s father, Hades, and it is so well-written that the flashbacks alone could make a complete and satisfying novel. The complexities of Eden are further explored, as well, and Frank grows much more as a character in this novel than in the previous one. There are a few secondary characters who are introduced who are also so well-developed that you keep wanting to know more. Also, the underworld of crime could be considered a character in and of itself. It’s described as if it is a living and breathing thing that looks out for itself and none of those actually involved. Characterization in “Eden” is nothing short of superb. It’s difficult to say much about the plot without spoiling it because everything is connected, even if you don’t realize it. The pace is steady and makes it difficult to find a stopping point. Make sure you have a few uninterrupted hours before you begin. And the ending…. wow. It more than delivers. No plot failure here. The only complaint I have is the jumping of points of view. There is first person, third person limited past, and third person limited present. All three of these are different characters. While it worked in the chapters that were dedicated to one character, some chapters combined all three, and that was a bit of a struggle to get my brain to switch gears. If you like crime thrillers and don’t mind the blood and gore, I highly recommend “Eden”. This review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
jayfwms More than 1 year ago
Eden is a thriller that connects and teases on many levels.. While it is a second in a series, it stands on its own, as all the relevant history is brought in. Both old and new characters are very real people with all the weaknesses and strengths people can have. Eden is an unusual and very strong woman, and she needs all her cunning and strength as the story unfolds. The narrative is strong and draws the reader into the action. The ending has several twists to make the story more interesting. I want to read it again..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago