Series note: Dark Country is my second book in the loosely-linked Dungirri series.The town and some of the characters in this book appeared in As Darkness Falls, but this is a complete story and can be enjoyed without having read the first book.
About the book:
Most people in the small town of Dungirri have considered Morgan ‘Gil’ Gillespie a murderer for eighteen years, so he expects no welcome on his return. What he doesn’t expect is the discovery of a woman’s tortured body in the boot of his car, and new accusations of murder.
Wearied by too many deaths and doubting her own skills, local police sergeant Kris Matthews isn’t sure whether Gil is a decent man wronged by life, or a brutal criminal she should be locking up. But she does know that he is not guilty of this murder – because she is his alibi . . .
Between organised crime, police corruption, and the hatred of a town, Gil has nowhere to hide. He needs to work out who’s behind the murder before his enemies realise that the one thing more punishing than putting him back in prison would be to harm the few people he cares about.
Kris is determined to help him, but will their search for the truth make her the next target?
Winner, Australian Romance Readers’ Association, Favourite Romantic Suspense 2009
Finalist, Romantic Suspense category, Romance Writers of America RITA Awards
Finalist, Single Title Romantic Mystery/Suspense category, RWAmerica Kiss of Death Chapter’s Daphne du Maurier Awards
Finalist, Romantic Elements category, Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year Awards
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Australian trade paperback edition: ISBN 13: 9780733623233 ISBN 10: 0733623239
UK paperback edition: ISBN 13: 9780749942137 ISBN 10: 0749942134