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Redemption Point

(Crimson Lake #2)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  3,867 ratings  ·  683 reviews
In a dark roadside hovel called the Barking Fog Inn, the bodies of two young bartenders lie on a beer-sodden floor. Only the night-time animals in the surrounding forest were close enough to hear their screams.

Crimson Lake’s resident private detectives are hired to take on the case. Disgraced former police detective Ted Conkaffey and convicted murderer Amanda Pharrell are
Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Published May 17th 2018 by Cornerstone Digital (first published January 25th 2018)
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Mark Mindel My only answer is I think you can buy the paperback Australian edition on Amazon, but it's around $37!…moreMy only answer is I think you can buy the paperback Australian edition on Amazon, but it's around $37!(less)
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Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the second in the stellar Aussie series, Crimson Lake, by Candice Fox and it was an absolute joy to read. Set primarily in The Cairns, Queensland, with its rainforests, Crimson Lake with its crocs and abundant flora and fauna, this is unmissable crime fiction that drips with atmosphere, colour and vibrancy. Ted Conkaffey, deemed to be a paedophile, continues to live under the dark cloud of abducting and sexually assaulting 13 year old Claire Bingley, desperately trying to live a life und ...more
Rachel Reads Ravenously
4 stars!

Why is this series not more popular??? It's so fuckin good! I can totally see it as a crime tv series, these characters are amazing!

A former cop accused but not convicted of an abduction and rape of a young girl, Ted had moved to the boonies of Australia hoping to hide. He gets a job with the local private investigator, Amanda, a convicted murderer who has already served her time. After solving their first case together, the two are asked by a local man to look into the murder of his s
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller, crime, 2018
In this sequel to Crimson Lake, the private investigaion team of Ted Conkaffey and his quirky partner Amanda Pharrell are back again on a new case investigating the execution style shooting of two young staff in an out of town bar. Ex-policeman Ted is still trying to hide from the allegations that he raped a young girl and build a new life for himself in the Cairns hinterland. When the girl's father hunts him down he is forced to start looking into who really molested the girl and Amanda is most ...more
Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
4.5 stars
The queen of Australian crime fiction, Candice Fox, is back with a bang, issuing her readers with another addictive novel. Redemption Point is the second book to feature disgraced police detective Ted Conkaffey and his private eye partner in arms, Amanda Pharrell. A double murder in Crimson Lake keeps our duo, Ted and Amanda on their toes, as they try to crack this case. Simultaneously, Ted is forced to confront the case against him, fuelled by the
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Candice Fox is back with another thrilling story from the Australian Outback, building on her highly successful novel, Crimson Lake. Ted Conkaffey is still trying dodge the public eye and live off the grid, professing his innocence to the crime that has chased him from Sydney. The abduction and rape of 13 year-old Claire Bingley is still causing a stir all over the country. When Conkaffey is attacked in his own home by Claire’s father, pain surrounding the event resurfaces for both parties. Havi ...more
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The follow-up to 2017's Crimson Lake is just as good as, if not better than the original - and that's saying something.

A murder with robbery as motive - or something more sinister? Once you peal back the velvet curtain of secrecy, you can't un-see what lurks behind...

Redemption Point reunites readers with the unconventional tropical Queensland Private Detective's in Amanda Pharrell and Ted Conkaffey who have been asked to look into a case involving the grisly murder of two people in a pub.

A he
Gloria Arthur
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
⭐️5 Stars⭐️
A cleverly plotted, deeply disturbing and atmospheric Australian crime thriller that you won’t want to put down.

Candice Fox certainly delivers compulsive, mind blowing Australian crime fiction. Redemption Point is the follow on from Crimson Lake and in my opinion it's even better than the first!

Here we are back again with our ‘odd couple' private investigators Ted Conkaffey and Amanda Pharrell, who are both psychologically damaged from past events in their lives.

Ex-drug squad cop Ted
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another rewarding read by a terrifically talented Australian author Candice Fox. Set in the richly described tropics of Northern Queensland, damaged and disgraced former Detective Ted Conkaffey and his oddly paired but extremely well suited yet quirky partner, Amanda Pharrell are eagerly trying to solve their next crime. Always in the background though is the shocking crime Ted was accused of, then acquitted. The father of the victim of said crime turns up drunk on Ted’s doorstep and thus begins ...more
Zoe Mann
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Maybe the tree was a symbol for me. Of defiance, resilience, regrowth. Of a twisted, flowerless, removed life - but a life nonetheless - possible with only the bare minimum needed to carry on."

Ted Conkaffey is an accused child kidnapper and rapist. Up until now he has felt defeated in proving his innocent, but when a stranger shows up on his property and violently attacks him Ted soon realises if he wants to remain alive he needs to find the true culprit. The one who has ruined not only his lif
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Number two in the Crimson Lake series.
This is the third book I have read by author Candice Fox and they just keep getting better with each new release.
Ted Conkaffey and Amanda Pharrell are back in the thick of things again.
Two young people are shot dead in cold blood and right from the get go the bereaved father wants Ted and Amanda on the case.
In the meantime, Ted gets beaten to within an inch of his life by the the father of Ted's supposed rape and torture victim. The father has been looking
Amanda Pharrell and Ted Conkaffey – partners in the local Crimson Lake PI business, were called to the Barking Frog Inn along with the local police department - with Detective Inspector Pip Sweeney in charge - to the shocking vision of two teenagers lying dead on the grimy floor of the bar. Both Amanda and Ted had a past that made them uneasy partners and ostracized citizens of the town. Ted’s disgrace was more current though, and the desperation to clear his name was still high on his list of p ...more
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
REDEMPTION POINT is a stunning sequel to the fabulous Crimson Lake. I was thrilled to once again read about disgraced ex-police Ted Conkaffey and his private detective partner/ convicted murderer Amanda Pharrell. Yes, they are truly an odd duo. And, I've not even told you all about the cats and geese...

I found the first book to be addictive and couldn't wait to read the sequel. And, this book is even better than the first book. For one thing, we finally start to see a light in the tunnel for poo
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, overdrive
This is the second book in a very good Australian crime series featuring the private investigators Ted Conkaffey and Amanda Pharrell. The two were paired together in the first book due to their shared outsider status. They are pariahs due to the crimes of which they were previously accused, respectively, child assault and murder. Ted is a smart former cop and Amanda is shrewd and fearless. In this book they work with the police to solve a double homicide, but that takes up only about half the bo ...more
Carolyn Walsh
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
The Crimson Lake series has everything I enjoy in a crime thriller. The descriptive atmospheric setting transported me to Northern Queensland. The small settlement of Crimson Lake and its surroundings and its rainforests and crocodile infested lakes was so well written I could visualize it. The plot was complicated but easy to follow.

The main characters are complex, unique and sympathetic. Tom Conkaffey was a respected member of the Sydney drug squad. He was arrested for the abduction and rape
Mandy White (mandylovestoread)
Finally got the audible version.. so worth the wait. What a great book!

Love a good Aussie writer and books that have parts set in my local area. A fantastic follow up to Crimsion Lake which I also loved
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Redemption Point is book two of the Crimson Lake series by Candice Fox. Amanda Pharrel and Ted Conkaffey caught a case looking into the murder of two young people at the local watering hole. However, that night Ted Conkaffey was attacked in his kitchen by Dale Bingley, father of Claire Bingley. That night caused Ted Conkaffey to realise he needed to investigate into Claire Bingley abduction otherwise he will never be free. The readers of Redemption Point will continue to follow the two investiga ...more
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great continuation from Crimson Lake. Ted Conkaffey is so easy to like. He’s been wronged, lost everything he valued in his life, cares about Woman and her goslings, worries about a tree getting killed by a strangler vine, and now has Celine. How can anyone not like Ted? Then there’s weird, quirky, smart Amanda.

I’m starting the third book right now.
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'Redemption', first published as 'Redemption Point' in January 2018, is the second book in the Crimson Lake series by No.1 Sunday Times bestselling Australian crime writer Candice Fox and features Private Investigators (PIs) Ted Conkaffey and Amanda Pharell, as they investigate happenings throughout Crimson Lake, Queensland. I have not had the pleasure of reading the first book, but that didn't affect my enjoyment in any way, and this could easily be read as a standalone novel - we are given ple ...more
NAT.orious reads ☾
4 redeemed ★★★★✩
This book is for you if… you are one of those crime fans (or'd like to become one) who likes to have multiples cases and plot twists hitting them left, right and centre. Knock yourself out, pal.

I am giving this 4* but it was definitely not as good as Crimson Lake. I still very much enjoyed listening to this so it will still range in the 4* spectrum. Again the reader is confronted with more than just one crime and it is my pleasure to introduce them to you real quick
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fox introduced the psychologically damaged private investigators Ted Conkaffey and Amanda Pharrell in her first offering Crimson Lake. Here, in this 2nd offering, she has Ted forced to investigate the pedophile case that Ted has been accused of. Claire’s father, Dale Bingley, wants revenge and eventually believes that Ted ‘might’ not have attacked his daughter. He is reserving judgment though—and just in case, he has moved in with Ted to make sure Ted does his due diligence.

In the meantime, the
Kirsty ❤️
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the second in the Crimson Lake series. In my review of that book my main concern was that the book was bleak. This one is equally bleak but I'm better prepared this time. It's the subject matter; Ted Conkaffey is trying to rebuild his life and prove that he didn't rape and assault a 13 year old girl. That's the driver throughout the book. 

We've added extras in this one with the diary of the guy who really is a paedophile. Credit for trying to get into the mindset of that person. It's not
Deb Jones
What a delectable series, with this, the second in the Crimson Lake series, as good as, or better than, the first book. Two protagonists who, at first glance seem incongruous to being the hero/heroine of the plots, but with a closer look reveal themselves to be exactly that -- hero and heroine -- if for no other reason than they're moving forward from their tragic pasts.

Although this is a series, it can easily be read as a standalone because author Candice Fox does a good job of bringing the rea
Theresa Smith
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: aww2018
I thoroughly enjoyed the private detective duo of Ted Conkaffey and Amanda Pharrell last year in Crimson Lake, and this next instalment in the series, Redemption Point, proves that when it comes to writing crime thrillers, Candice Fox is quite simply, untouchable.

I am by no means a prolific crime fiction reader, but I do enjoy a good thriller and return to the genre regularly. I’ve read enough of them to know what makes a good plot and what falls flat, although I’ll freely admit that I almost ne
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

This was a great book! I cannot understand why this series isn't more popular because it is absolutely fantastic. This is the second book in the Crimson Lake series which is probably best when read in order if at all possible. This book hooked me from the first page and never let up. I found this book to be a very enjoyable read.

Ted Conkaffey once worked as a police detective. That was in his life before he was accused of kidnapping
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wishes do come true! Well… sort of! I wanted more of Ted & Amanda and I also wanted to hear a bit of from Amanda (my wish was in my review for the first book, Crimson Lake, so if you’re reading this, Candice, my thanks x). Redemption Point gave me both though Amanda Pharrell is still just as excruciatingly elusive. Excruciating in the sense that I just couldn’t see how she thinks but she’s just as entertaining and frustrating as ever!

How do you solve a problem like Amanda?
How do you catch a clou
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Having really enjoyed the first in the series, Crimson Lake [read my revew here], and the confusing-but-intriguing ending, I knew I wanted to read the second novel, also starring Ted Conkaffey and Amanda Pharrell. Both of them are such quirky characters; I really like Amanda because she adds such a different element to the story - though she can be really annoying at times - and Ted's unusual situation (as we find out all about in the previous novel) adds an e
Pat (not getting friend updates currently)
Hot damn this girl can write! There is a double murder at a roadside dive bar called the Barking Frog Inn. Two young bartenders are gunned down as they close out their shift one night. The lad's father hires Queensland's most unusual PI firm to investigate alongside the police to ensure that a thorough job is done. PIs Ted Conkaffey and Amanda Pharrell are an odd but effective team. Ted is pretty much under the radar to escape the stain of being charged with the rape and attempted murder of 13 y ...more
Erin (from Long Island, NY)
4.5⭐ I love this series! (& a big yes to the AUDIO!!👍🏻 When choosing the narrator they nailed it! He IS Ted!) I just LOVE these characters, all of them- even the smaller "parts" are so complicated & interesting. Theyre genuinely some of my favorites out of all the books i read. & the stories & suspense are just as good! I know there are alot of positive reviews (i agree with them all!) & the back cover tells you the basics. But the true beauty in these books are the people & the relationships, & ...more
Mar 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Didnt enjoy this as much as the 1st. Still more an atmospheric crime novel. The themes are very dark as usual. I feel like her novels are all too similar, with characters who are traumatised or are affected with something serious and dark.
Laura Rash
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series. It’s quirky, daring, interesting and so unique. I love the characters and the writing style.
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Candice Fox is the middle child of a large, eccentric family from Sydney's western suburbs composed of half-, adopted and pseudo siblings. The daughter of a parole officer and an enthusiastic foster-carer, Candice spent her childhood listening around corners to tales of violence, madness and evil as her father relayed his work stories to her mother and older brothers.

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