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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TW: Again this book mention the crime on minors.
I really enjoyed the last book, but I thought this book was even better than the last.
I like the growth we get with Ted and Amanda. I like the friendship we get with these two, they are an odd pair but yet work together so great.
Ted is still trying to hide to stay out the public eye as much as he can, but of course things are not in his favor n some things. In last book I liked Ted but he still gave me a bit if the creeps at times. He is doing much better in this book and maybe even working towards his peace. Like I said I liked the growth of his character and it is a big part of the story.
Of course I liked Amanda, she has her issues and we learn a bit more about her but she also is a bit of comic relief at times.
This book kept me captivated to the last page, it is suspenseful, had so many twist and turns. Again some things were easy to predict nut the big and fun things... not at all and had me in awe.
We meet some new and interesting people, that fit in m opinion right in with Ted and Amanda.
I loved the landscape and surroundings of Australia.
Overall I really loved this book and highly recommended it to anyone that enjoys thrillers.
I rate it 5 ★