From the international award-winning Australian writer Bronwyn Parry comes a gripping novel of love and suspense.
They've considered him a murderer for eighteen years, so no one in Dungirri is surprised when Gil Gillespie returns and a woman's body is found in his car. Wearied by too many deaths and doubting her own skills, local police sergeant Kris Mathews isn't sure whether Gil is a decent man wronged by life, or a hardened criminal she should lock up. She does know he s not guilty of this murder, though, because she is his alibi.
Gil isn't used to feeling anything for anyone. But there s a teenager here who has his eyes - a daughter he never knew existed. And the sergeant s fiery tenacity stirs his blood. He can t acknowledge either. He's made too many enemies in the Sydney Mafia and amongst corrupt cops. Kris's alibi might have saved him from a murder charge but her dedication to finding the truth has made her a target.
Gil is surrounded by wilderness, but there's no place to hide because his enemies have most of the town on their side, and they know that the one thing most punishing would be harming the few people he cares about.
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.
there is a strong romantic plotline even while the suspense is so well maintained the novels [AS DARKNESS FALLS and DARK COUNTRY] qualify as rattlingly good crime reads. - The Australian
'A great thriller... Verdict: gripping.' - Herald Sun
A vicious death, and dangers abound, but loyalty and romance combine with all the action to make a memorable story.' - Woman's Day