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  • Hachette Australia
  • Hachette Australia

Dark Country

Bronwyn Parry

4 Reviews

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Dungirri, Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Romance

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.

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Praise for Dark Country

  • 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

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Reader reviews (1)

  • Thrilling!

    Sophie Mayfield

    Rated 5
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Bronwyn Parry

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 or

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