Crimson Lake by Candice Fox

The Blurb On The Back:

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13-year-old Claire Bingley stands alone at a bus stop.

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Ted Conkaffey parks his car beside her.

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The girl is missing …

Six minutes is all it takes to ruin detective Ted Conkaffey’s life.  Now he’s living in the croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake, and a high-profile author has just gone missing …

Accused but not convicted of Claire’s abduction, Detective Ted Conkaffey escapes north, to the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson lake.

Amanda Pharrell knows what it’s like to be public enemy no. 1.  Maybe it’s her murderous past that makes her so good as a private investigator, tracking lost souls in the wilderness.  Her latest target, missing author Jake Scully, has a life more shrouded in secrets than her own – so she enlists help from the one person in town more hated than she is: Ted Conkaffey.

But the residents of Crimson lake are watching the pair’s every move.  And for Ted, a man already at breaking point, this town is offering no place to hide …

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