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Gathering Dark

Gathering Dark

Candice Fox

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Gathering Dark is a new standalone thriller set in Los Angeles from #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Candice Fox.

A convicted killer. A gifted thief. A vicious ganglord. A disillusioned cop. Together they’re a missing girl’s only hope.

Dr. Blair Harbour, once a wealthy, respected pediatric surgeon, is now an ex-con down on her luck. She’s determined to keep her nose clean and win back custody of her son. But when her former cellmate begs for help to find her missing daughter, Blair is compelled to put her new-found freedom on the line.

Detective Jessica Sanchez has always had a difficult relationship with the LAPD. And her inheritance of a multi-million dollar mansion as a reward for catching a killer has just made her police enemy number one.

It’s been ten years since Jessica arrested Blair for cold-blooded murder. So when Jessica opens the door to the disgraced doctor late one night she expects abuse, maybe even violence. What comes next is a plea for help…


I looked up into the eye of a gun. She’d been that quiet. That fast. At the edge of my vision I’d half seen a figure pass the front window of the Pump’n’Jump gas station, a shadow-walker blur against the red sunset and silhouetted...

Praise for Gathering Dark

“Candice Fox has written an addictive, compulsive novel that’s not just about a missing girl, it’s about the power of redemption and forgiveness. One of the best crime novels I’ve read this year.” —Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling author of My Lovely Wife and He Started It

"A fantastic standalone psychological thriller with compelling characters and an edge of seat ending from Candice Fox--one of our brightest crime fiction stars."--Adrian McKinty, New York Times bestselling author of The Chain

Vividly drawn characters and striking individual make this brutal but ultimately hopeful tale of desperate women a standout. It deserves a wide audience. "--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A prolific storyteller with a great touch for offbeat, memorable crime fiction characters…Fox delivers a strong sense of humanity as the at-times helter-skelter action unfolds. Gathering Dark is an alluring read."—Mystery Scene

“If you haven't read Candice Fox yet, you're missing out! I can't wait to read what this talented writer does next!” —Chevy Stevens

“A bright new star of crime fiction.” —James Patterson

“Definitely a writer to watch.” —Harlan Coben

“Sign me up as a big-time Fox fan!” —Lee Child


Candice Fox

CANDICE FOX is the award-winning author of Crimson Lake, Redemption Point, and Gone By Midnight. She is also co-writer with James Patterson of New York Times bestsellers Never Never, Fifty Fifty, Liar Liar, and The Inn. She lives in Sydney.

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