AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: Gathering Dark By Candice Fox


Publication Date: March 16 2021
Format: Audio
Genre:  Mystery/crime
Narrators: Erin Bennett & Karissa Vacker

Publisher:  Macmillan Audio             
11 hours 10 min
Buy: Kindle | Audio


A convicted killer. A gifted thief. A vicious ganglord. A disillusioned cop. Together they’re a missing girl’s only hope.

Dr. Blair Harbour, once a wealthy, respected pediatric surgeon, is now an ex-con down on her luck. She’s determined to keep her nose clean and win back custody of her son. But when her former cellmate begs for help to find her missing daughter, Blair is compelled to put her new-found freedom on the line.

Detective Jessica Sanchez has always had a difficult relationship with the LAPD. And her inheritance of a multi-million dollar mansion as a reward for catching a killer has just made her police enemy number one.

It’s been 10 years since Jessica arrested Blair for cold-blooded murder. So when Jessica opens the door to the disgraced doctor late one night she expects abuse, maybe even violence. What comes next is a plea for help....


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I love Candice Fox.  She is one of my favorite go to authors, I just wish she could write faster! This book is fantastic from start to finish.  I love all the characters.  Jessica, the cop who is struggling with the fact that she is a good cop and other cops don't like that. Gifted a beautiful home in Brentwood by the father of the cold murder case she just solved she thinks she doesn't want to keep it and also knows the problems its going to cause her within the police department.  However she keeps finding herself drawn to it and befriends the little boy next door.  Of course she doesn't realize that he is the son of one of the women she has sent to prison, Blair.  

Blair, the former surgeon who was sent to prison for killing her neighbor has a very sympathetic story once all the pieces fall into place.  When her ex cellmate comes calling looking for her daughter, despite her better judgement she decides to help.  And when both of them need more help they turn to Jessica, who not only is a good copy she knows when to admit she made a mistake.  

Through all the craziness there is a lighthearted feel to this book as well. There is definitely comic relief in several places and its just an overall good story.  I felt engaged and rooting for all of the characters with the exception of Jessica's fellow cops who keep leaving her out to dry due to jealousy.  


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