Teaser Tuesday #35 ~ Hades by Candice Fox

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


HADES by Candice Fox

A Dexter-ish twist to this debut thriller.

This novel had me on the edge of my seat. Candice Fox had some twists and turns that surprised and amazed me. One, especially. I felt it coming, but didn’t want it to happen. I love when an author can keep me guessing, is she really gonna do that? And the ending? Awesome and I can hardly wait to read the next book!

Is there a book that stands out in YOUR mind where the author kept YOU guessing until the very end?

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“What have you done?” Hades ran a hand through his hair. He gazed at the body. “What have you done?”
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A dark, compelling and original thriller that will have you spellbound from its atmospheric opening pages to its shocking climax. Hades is the debut of a stunning new talent in crime fiction.

Hades Archer, the man they call the Lord of the Underworld, surrounds himself with the things others leave behind. Their trash becomes the twisted sculptures that line his junkyard. The bodies they want disposed of become his problem for a fee. Then one night a man arrives on his doorstep, clutching a small bundle that he wants ‘lost’. And Hades makes a decision that will change everything…

Twenty years later, homicide detective Frank Bennett feels like the luckiest man on the force when he meets his new partner, the dark and beautiful Eden Archer. But there’s something strange about Eden and her brother, Eric. Something he can’t quite put his finger on. When the two detectives are called to the scene of an attempted drowning, they find a traumatized victim telling a story that’s hard to believe – until the divers start bringing up bodies.

Frank is now on the hunt for a very different kind of serial killer: one who offers the sick and dying hope at murderous cost. At first, his partner’s sharp instincts come in handy. Soon, he’s wondering if she’s as dangerous as the man they hunt.


Do you think the butterfly signifies a ray of hope?


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15 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday #35 ~ Hades by Candice Fox

  1. When you mentioned the butterfly, I immediately thought of the cover of Silence of the Lambs (but that’s probably a moth, isn’t it?) This sounds like a chilling thriller and a good story.
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  2. Dexterish? I’m in. I love that evil dude!
    The butterfly doesn’t mean hope to me. It means evolving to something else, maybe something worse. Yikes!

    • I think you would love this. The Dexterish description caught me too. LOL Yikes is a good description, at least to start with. 🙂

    • Right back atcha Kym. Yes, this is rather dark and I will posting my review on Friday, 2/6/15. To find out about the butterfly, alas, you will have to read the book. 🙂

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