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 Isabella 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 whole town of suspects, and a vast wilderness to search. For Bella, this case is already personal; for Alec his best intentions to keep it purely professional soon dissolve. He starts to think of the missing child as if she were his own, and his anguish over Bella’s safety moves beyond the just his concern for a colleague. Their mutual attraction leaves them both vulnerable to their private nightmares – nightmares that the killer ruthlessly exploits.
Bronwyn Parry s manuscript, then titled Falling into Darkness , was awarded the 2007 Golden Heart Award by the Romance Writers of America, as well as winning the Romance Writers of Australia Single and Loving It! (STALI) Contest in 2005. Bronwyn s two other manuscripts, Shadows and Light and Dark Legacy , were placed second and third in the 2007 STALI contest. Bronwyn s background includes an honours degree in History and English and twelve years in senior professional development positions, writing a wide range of educational materials. She is also undertaking a part-time PhD, researching online communities of romance readers and writers. She is a member of the Romance Writers of Australia and the Romance Writers of America. She lives in country New South Wales. This book is the first in a proposed series of three loosely linked novels. Bronwyn s next novel will be published by Hachette Australia in 2009. Visit her website: http://bronwynparry.com