Monday, September 01, 2008

As Darkness Falls - a good read

In August last year in New England writer wins Golden Heart Award I reported on Armidale 's aspiring writer Bronwyn Clarke's success in winning a "Golden Heart" award. Now her first book has been published under the pen name Bronwyn Parry.

As Darkness Falls is set in the isolation of a small town on New England's western plains.

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 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.

Having read the first chapter on-line, it's quite gripping. I now have to find a book shop to buy the book!


Bron said...

Hi Jim! Thanks for mentioning my book. It's definitely been an amazing year since I won the Golden Heart Award. If by any chance you'll be in Armidale in Thursday, do please come to the launch event at Dymocks!

And if you do find the book (it should be in most bookshops), I hope you enjoy the rest of it :-)

Jim Belshaw said...

Hi Bron. I won't be in Armidale I fear. But I will go out tomorrow to buy the book!