Candice 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 prison parole officer and an enthusiastic foster-carer, Candice’s first novel, Hades, won the Ned Kelly Award for best debut in 2014 from the Australian Crime Writers Association. The sequel, Eden, won the Ned Kelly Award for best crime novel in 2015. Her third novel, Fall, was shortlisted for the 2016 Ned Kelly and Davitt awards.
In 2015 Candice began collaborating with James Patterson. Their first novel together, Never Never, set in the vast Australian outback, was a huge bestseller in Australia and went straight to number 1 on the New bestseller list in the US and also to the top of the charts in the UK. The sequel, Fifty Fifty, was released in August 2017. They have also co-written a prequel novella, Black & Blue, as part of the James Patterson BookShots series. They are currently at work on the sequel.
She is also the author of the bestselling Crimson Lake, which introduces a new series character, Ted Conkaffey. Deception Point continues the story of Ted Conaffey and his private investigation associate Amanda Pharrell.
The third book in the series, Gone by Midnight was published in 2019.
Her new novel the Gathering Dark will be released in March 2020. Pre-order here
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