As Darkness Falls

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Hachette Australia, Jul 1, 2010 - Fiction - 368 pages
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The first novel in the Dungirri series from award-winning Australian romantic suspense writer, Bronwyn Parry. As Darkness Falls was the winner of a prestigious Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award.

On the edge of the outback the landscape can hide many secrets...

Haunted by her past, Detective Isabelle O'Connell is recalled to duty to investigate the abduction of a child from her home town. She and DCI Alec Goddard have only days to find the girl alive, with few clues, a town filled with suspects and a vast wilderness to search. It quickly becomes a game of cat and mouse, with Isabelle directly in the killer's sights. For Isabelle, this case is already personal. For Alec, his best intentions to keep it purely professional soon dissolve as his anguish over Isabelle's safety moves beyond concern for a colleague. Their mutual attraction leaves them both vulnerable to their private nightmares - nightmares the killer ruthlessly exploits.

As Darkness Falls, the first novel in Bronwyn Parry's thrilling Dungirri series, is followed by Dark Country and Darkening Skies.

Praise for As Darkness Falls:

'an impressive debut' -- The Australian Women's Weekly

'fills a void in novels for intelligent Australian women' -- Illawarra Mercury

'This is a strong debut from an author who could be a future star of Australian romance.' -- Australian Bookseller And Publisher

'Bronwyn Parry does a fine job of bringing a small Australian bush town to life' -- AUSTCRIMEFICTION

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Some failures are worse than others. Most of us, when we fail, can mark it down as a lesson learned, and move on. But when your failure results in, first, the death of a child, and then, the death of ... Read full review

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Two detectives, one from the city and one from the bush, team up to find a missing child. Both are haunted by their respective pasts. Detective Isabella O'Connor is the local cop brought back from ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Bronwyn Parry’s manuscript for AS DARKNESS FALLS, then titled FALLING INTO DARKNESS, was awarded the 2007 Golden Heart Award by the Romance Writers of America. She has an honours degree in History and English and is undertaking a PhD, researching online communities of romance readers and writers. Her second novel is DARK COUNTRY.

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