AS DARKNESS FALLS is set in the isolation of a small town on the edge of the New South Wales outback. Haunted by her failures, country police officer Detective Isabelle O'Connell is recalled to duty by Detective Alec Goddard to investigate the abduction of yet another child from her old home town. With the killer playing a game of cat and mouse and targeting Bella, they have only days in which to find the girl alive, but they have very few clues, a town filled with suspects, and a vast wilderness to search. For Bella, this case is already personal and for Alec his best intentions to keep it purely professional soon dissolve. Their mutual attraction leaves them both vulnerable to their private nightmares nightmares the killer ruthlessly exploits.
About the Author
Bronwyn Parry grew up surrounded by books, with a fascination for places, people and their stories. Bronwyn's first novel, As Darkness Falls, won a prestigious Golden Heart Award from the Romance Writers of America for best romantic suspense manuscript. Her second novel, Dark Country, was named the best romantic suspense of 2009 by the Australian Romance Readers Association and was a finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA Awards the Oscars of romance writing. An occasional academic, Bronwyn's active interest in fiction and its readership is reflected in her PhD research and she is passionate about the richness, diversity, and value of popular fiction. Bronwyn lives in the New England tablelands and loves to travel in Australia's wild places.
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Comments about As Darkness Falls:
This is the first book by author Bronwyn Parry and like the four that follow is as Australian as Vegemite. Similar to the spread there will we those who love them, those who can tolerate them and those who can't stand them. With Vegemite I fit into the second category but I love the books.
The tale of kidnap and murder is set in the remote New South Wales township of Dungirri and has a nice romance between the main characters woven into the story. The book is very well written; the locations uniquely Australian and characters believable.
It is a book I found hard to put down as the close of each chapter leaves you with a need to continue reading. Be prepared for some long reading sessions.
'This is a strong debut from an author who could be a future star of Australian romance.' [Australian Bookseller and Publisher]'an impressive debut' [The Australian Women's Weekly]'Bronwyn Parry does a fine job of bringing a small Australian bush town to life' [AustCrimeFiction]
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st April 2009
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1