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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User Review  - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing

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 grew up surrounded by books, with a fascination for places, people and their stories. Her first novel, AS DARKNESS FALLS, won a prestigious Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award in 2007. Her second and third novels, DARK COUNTRY and DEAD HEAT, were voted the Favourite Romantic Suspense Novel by the Australian Romance Readers Association (ARRA) in 2010 and 2013, and were both finalists in the Romance Writers of America RITA Awards and the Daphne du Maurier Award for Romantic Suspense. Her fourth novel, DARKENING SKIES, was a finalist in the ARRA Awards in 2014. Bronwyn's fifth book, STORM CLOUDS, was shortlisted by ARRA for Favourite Romantic Suspense Novel of 2015 and shortlisted in the Davitt Awards for Best Crime Novel 2016. Bronwyn lives in the New England tablelands in New South Wales and loves to travel in Australia's wild places. For more information visit www.bronwynparry.com or www.facebook.com/BronwynParryAuthor

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