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Book Review: Hades #aussieauthorchallenge

Hades is the debut crime fiction novel by author, Candice Fox. Frank Bennett has been assigned to a new homicide squad and is partnered with the mysterious Eden Archer following the death of her previous partner. However, he can’t seem to figure her out. Her brother Eric — also part of the squad — appears to warn Bennett to not get too close. As Bennett and Archer investigate a possible serial killer who has been killing victims for their organs, Bennett begins to realise that Archer herself might be dangerous.

This is an amazing debut by Fox. Eden Archer is an intriguing character and her story is weaved in beautifully amidst the murder investigation. Her background, her father Hades, her relationship with Eric and her apparent coldness, are all relayed to the reader bit by bit. While it isn’t necessarily a whodunit, the suspense about what’s going to happen, keeps you hooked. Bennet too, is an interesting character as is Hades. However, Eden certainly steals the show.

The writing style is dark and witty. There are some great descriptions of place as well as those of the characters. The pace is just right for a crime fiction novel and most chapters leave you hanging in the end. The first of the Archer-Bennett trilogy, Hades is a compelling read for lovers of crime.

My rating:

Where to find the book:

 Book Depository | Booktopia | Fishpond | Kindle

***This has been reviewed as part of the Aussie Author Challenge hosted by Jo and the Outdo Yourself Reading challenge hosted by Corinne. You can follow my progress on Goodreads. Also linking with Alicia for Open Slather and Kirsty for I must confess today***

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews
    8 February 2016 at 11:19 am

    Great review of a title I really must read, it’s been on my wishlist for quite some time now. Love the sound of the ‘dark and witty’ writing style…
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      9 February 2016 at 4:41 am

      It’s the first of a trilogy by the way…something I should mention in the post. It’s an intriguing read.

  • Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews
    8 February 2016 at 11:19 am

    Great review of a title I really must read, it’s been on my wishlist for quite some time now. Love the sound of the ‘dark and witty’ writing style…
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      9 February 2016 at 4:41 am

      It’s the first of a trilogy by the way…something I should mention in the post. It’s an intriguing read.

  • Natalie @ our parallel connection
    8 February 2016 at 1:26 pm

    4 stars.. Yes. I need another book to read soon

  • Natalie @ our parallel connection
    8 February 2016 at 1:26 pm

    4 stars.. Yes. I need another book to read soon

  • Zita
    8 February 2016 at 6:12 pm

    I love watching crime shows but don’t read a lot of crime novels.. Perhaps I need to start!
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  • Zita
    8 February 2016 at 6:12 pm

    I love watching crime shows but don’t read a lot of crime novels.. Perhaps I need to start!
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  • Ness
    9 February 2016 at 9:30 am

    I’ve only started reading crime novels and thrillers in the last year or two, just to mix up the women’s fiction I normally read. This one sounds good.
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  • Ness
    9 February 2016 at 9:30 am

    I’ve only started reading crime novels and thrillers in the last year or two, just to mix up the women’s fiction I normally read. This one sounds good.
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  • Alicia
    9 February 2016 at 11:03 am

    Sounds intriguing, and makes me wish I could find the time to read novels again. It will come.
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  • Alicia
    9 February 2016 at 11:03 am

    Sounds intriguing, and makes me wish I could find the time to read novels again. It will come.
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