A dark and deeply moving psychological tale about a serial killer with the brain of a genius and a heart of gold 'He's responsible for the deaths of many people. But everything I've learned about him makes me believe he's fundamentally a good person. Sounds crazy doesn't it? How can he be a good person? He's a serial killer' For seventeen years the FBI have been hunting down a killer. For seventeen years he has rid America of its scum. To many he doesn't even exist; he is just a ghost. They call him Mr Candid. And he is extremely dangerous. Brought into a life of privilege and wealth on America's East Coast, Charlie Kane was a child prodigy. Reading the New York Times at the age of three, a mathematical genius at thirteen, this gentle, handsome boy went to Harvard University where he found the love of his life and a place in the world. Until one Thanksgiving, seventeen years ago, when Charlie and the entire Kane family all but vanished.
Jules Hardy was born in Bristol and grew up in London. Following graduation she had a number of jobs, including mobile fish-mongering and freelance publishing work. She is a trained carpenter and now works as a teacher in Bristol, while studying for a PhD. After publishing several short stories, her debut novel, ALTERED LAND won the WHSmith Fresh Talent Award 2002. MR CANDID is her second novel.