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Redemption Point: A Crimson Lake Novel (edição: 2019)

de Candice Fox (Autor)

Séries: Crimson Lake (2)

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#1New York Times bestselling author Candice Fox delivers a compulsive new crime thriller inRedemption Point. When former police detective Ted Conkaffey was wrongly accused of abducting 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 . . .… (mais)
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Título:Redemption Point: A Crimson Lake Novel
Autores:Candice Fox (Autor)
Informação:Forge Books (2019), 400 pages
Coleções:Finished in 2019, Lidos mas não possuídos
Avaliação:****
Etiquetas:Australian author, Ted Conkaffey Series

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This was a great book! I cannot understand why this series isn't more popular because it is absolutely fantastic. This is the second book in the Crimson Lake series which is probably best when read in order if at all possible. This book hooked me from the first page and never let up. I found this book to be a very enjoyable read.

Ted Conkaffey once worked as a police detective. That was in his life before he was accused of kidnapping and raping young Claire Bingley. Before his life fell apart. Now he lives alone caring for a flock of geese and working with private detective, Amanda Pharrell. Most of Australia thinks he is guilty including Claire's father who shows up at his house ready to settle the score.

Amanda and Ted are called to work on a double murder at a local tavern and end up working closely with the police. Were the two young employees murdered during a robbery or is there something else going on? Ted is dividing his time between this case and the new developments in his own case. Both cases were incredibly well-done and I was equally invested in each of them. I really felt for Ted as he dealt with the stress of finding the real abductor and doing his part to work on the double murder case with Amanda.

This book was very well written. The characters are wonderful and flawed. Ted has been through a lot and it is easy to feel for him. Amanda doesn't follow society's rules but her unique view of the world seems to give her an edge in solving cases. I thought that the two mysteries worked well in this book and were nicely balanced. The pacing was expertly done and I found this book to be quite the page-turner.

I would highly recommend this book to others. This is a wonderful series filled with unique and interesting characters and a pair of compelling mysteries. I can't wait to read more from this talented author.

I won a copy of this book from Forge Books via Bookish First. ( )
  Carolesrandomlife | Nov 24, 2020 |
Loved it! ( )
  jeanbmac | Jul 28, 2020 |
I absolutely loved this sequel! The characters are worth reading about and feel like friends after a while. I really was interested in seeing what happened to Ted through it all and the Amanda is also such a great character! ( )
  vickimarie2002 | Feb 19, 2020 |
Two books into Candice Fox's Crimson Lake series and one thing is clear: she's got a hit on her hands. In Redemption Point, accused of the attempted rape and murder of a child, Ted Conkaffey has partnered with the most unlikely person in Amanda Pharrell; herself a convicted murderer. But there is more to each of their stories. The first book revealed that Ted didn't actually commit the crime that he's accused of and that while Amanda did commit the crime she was convicted of there were extenuating circumstances.

Redemption Point sees Ted attacked in his home by the father of the girl he is accused of raping. Ted is finally convinced to look harder for the person who actually raped Claire Bingley. Meanwhile, Crimson Lake suffers a double homicide when two bartenders are murdered. Amanda is hired by one of the murder victim’s fathers to find out what really happened. The action alternates between the two plots as each of the partners attempt to unravel their own thorny cases.

The partnership between Ted and Amanda is unusually fascinating. Ted is a former cop who even though the justice system did him no favors is still fairly by the book. Amanda is as unconventional as they come but with surprisingly gifted insight and detection skills. They're largely unbothered by each other's eccentricities such as Ted's relationship with his pet geese and Amanda’s refusal to ride in cars. Each of their skills plays nicely off the other and help each of them get to the root of the crime but they are investigating.

The diaries of the pedophile who actually abducted Claire Bingley are shockingly disturbing. They also serve to ratchet up the tension as it becomes clear he intends to strike again. Both Ted and Amanda rely on their own skill set as well as assistance from some unlikely partnerships which tests everyone's ability to operate within the law.

Candice Fox’s writing is as gripping and gritty as it comes. She's created absolutely unique characters and her setting in a remote and unglamorous part of Australia plays into the mood of the story. The leads that both detectives uncover and the places their investigation takes them hold your attention throughout. In particular Ted's pursuit of the pedophile who committed the crime he was accused of takes on special urgency as the predator circles his next victim. Both plots are filled with a combination of anticipation and dread, which pull you along to an exciting conclusion.

Fox's ability to pair dark and intriguing plots with strong characters who are among some of the most eccentric and fascinating in crime fiction makes this a winning series. Redemption Point is a great thriller and I can't wait to see what Fox has up her sleeve next.

Euan Morton’s narration of the series is outstanding. He conveys all the grit and darkness of the story along with the subtle humor and eccentricities of its main characters. His sense of pacing and inflection perfectly complement the story. His skill makes the audio version of these books my preferred way to read them.

Highly recommended.

I was provided a copy of this audiobook by the publisher. ( )
  tottman | Dec 12, 2019 |
Vivid Writing, Interesting Characters, but the Plot Was Disappointing

Redemption Point has two plot lines, each getting about the same play in numbers of pages. First, there is the wrongly-accused, former Australian police detective now turned PI Ted Conkaffey. He would like to clear his name but feels it would be too painful, and so, he struggles to live with the shame and guilt until it blows over. Eventually, he gets nudged into the investigation of his own crime, setting up the finale. Parallel to that thread, Ted and Amanda Pharrell, Ted’s quirky partner in the PI business, get hired to investigate a double homicide at a local bar. On it, they work with Pip Sweeney, a newly minted, Detective Inspector who is in charge of the case and who is battling her own emotional demons.

The book contains many beautifully written scenes with this cast of damaged characters, but unfortunately, those evocative bits of prose implement a plot that’s poorly conceived and rife with implausibility. Take for instance the living arrangements of Ted Conkaffey and Dale Bingley, the father of the girl Ted supposedly attacked. They live together. If that isn’t strange enough, Dale learns Ted’s email password. Ted knows but doesn’t change it, making the end of this part of the story totally predictable. Or another example – Pip has inherited a double homicide that brings in detectives from neighboring cities. But who does she bond with? An accused and much hated pedophile (Ted) and a nearly equally disliked, convicted murderer (Amanda). Why author Fox created this unlikely team only becomes clear in the end, but it’s not nearly worth the cost in lost plot credibility.

But while the plot disappointed, the writing didn’t. From the opening line – “There were predators beyond the wire” – I was hooked. And although authors spend a disproportionate amount of time on the first chapter, the writing remained vivid throughout the novel. There is, for example, a scene where Pip and Amanda, the latter immaculately dressed in an evening grown, go on a girl’s night out. Amanda doesn’t like cars, so they get to their destination on bicycles, Amanda riding barefoot through the rain forest with her high heels hooked on the handlebar. Fox’s writing does complete justice to this bizarre scene, painting an image that’s hard to forget. The way the characters are developed in the book is interesting more than exceptional. Amanda, for example, is something of a crime-solving savant who lacks a grasp of social graces and human emotion. It makes her behavior entertaining, if not exactly easy to understand. And every main character having emotional skeletons was a bit over the top; a character without a background to hide might have ended up being the most memorable, if there had been one. Similarly, pacing has its good and bad points. Each scene flows well, but after a while, its clear that many do almost nothing to move the plot forward.

Overall, readers who like vividly-written, character-driven mysteries, particularly ones featuring emotionally damaged persons, should pick up a copy of Redemption Point. But if you’re looking for a tightly woven plot as part of the read, this book probably won’t satisfy.
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#1New York Times bestselling author Candice Fox delivers a compulsive new crime thriller inRedemption Point. When former police detective Ted Conkaffey was wrongly accused of abducting 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 . . .

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