‘One of the best thrillers of the year.’ The Australian
'Clever investigative drama at its finest with a brilliant premise and masterful storytelling.' Good Reading
'That rarest of things – a thriller that completely exceeds the promise of a remarkable premise. This is breakneck stuff, and you’ll need to remind yourself to take a breath.' Lisa Jewell
A married couple launch a deadly plan to find their missing child.
A half-dead man washes up on a Los Angeles beach.
A rookie cop is fired on her first day.
Ryan and Elsie Delaney don’t accept the official line that their young daughter drowned on Santa Monica beach. Her body has never been found and their pleas for a proper investigation are rejected.
So now the desperate pair are raining hellfire on the police.
Taking three hostages at the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center, they give law enforcement an ultimatum: if Tilly isn’t located in the next 24 hours, they will destroy evidence in several major cases.
Detective Charlie Hoskins only just survived five years embedded with the ruthless gang known as the Death Machines. All his work is in that lab. If the police won’t look for Tilly, he will. Even if that means accepting help from Lynette Lamb, the rookie officer sacked for blowing his cover – and having him thrown to the sharks.
Finding Tilly is now a matter of life and death – for the Delaneys, for their hostages, for Charlie and Lamb, and for the little girl who one day simply vanished . . .
'One of the world's most original thriller writers.' Reader's Digest
'Australia's globally bestselling crime queen.' Australian Women's Weekly
‘One of Australia’s finest new-gen crime writers.’ Sydney Morning Herald
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
From the very first page of Fire with Fire, Australian crime novelist Candice Fox showcases her mastery of the genre, delivering a thrilling tale filled with unexpected twists, intense action and wry moments of policing. Detective Charlie Hoskins is just settling back into ordinary life after five dark years undercover in a biker gang when two desperate parents launch a hostile siege at a police forensic science lab in Los Angeles. Fox explores the complex and sometimes conflicting instincts required to be a good cop or a good parent, and with skilful plotting, expertly ratchets up the tension while the characters navigate LA’s sunbaked highways and beaches. This standalone novel will keep you engaged until the very end and have you wanting more.