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Darkening Skies

(Dungirri #3)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  215 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Award-winning investigative reporter Jennifer Barrett never planned to return to Dungirri, the dying town she’d escaped at seventeen. But the shock resignation and startling revelations of local Federal MP Mark Strelitz have reopened the police investigation into the long-ago accident that killed her cousin, and Jenn is determined to find the truth, even if it proves that ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published September 10th 2013 by Hachette Australia
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Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Eighteen years ago Jennifer Barrett's cousin and best friend, Paula ended up being killed in a car accident. The day after the funeral Jennifer left Dungirri and promised herself never to come back. But that promise was being broken as she found herself heading back to Dungirri. Jennifer's job as an investigative reporter kept her days busy and very little time to herself, which meant she had slight contact with family.

When local Federal MP Mark Strelitz resigned from his position he requested t
Darkening Skies is book three of the Dungirri series by Bronwyn Parry. Investigative journalist Jenn Barrett did not intend to return to her hometown until Mark Strelitz open up the investigation into the death of her cousin Paula. Jenn Barrett and Mark Strelitz needed answers and to find justice for Gil and Paula, they started to investigate. However, Mark Strelitz and Jenn Barrett did not realise how badly someone wants to keep the truth about the death of Paula buried until people started to ...more
Jenn Barrett had been away from Dungirri for eighteen years, ever since her cousin and best friend Paula had been killed in a car accident. She left Dungirri the day after Paula’s funeral, vowing never to return. But here she was, driving in the December heat toward Dungirri, tense, nervous and wondering just what she was doing and why! Jenn had made a good life for herself – as an investigative journalist reporting throughout the world, she was always busy, always trying to beat a deadline – sh ...more
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous story - Bronwyn Parry never lets you down!
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another great story, of life, love, murder and intrigue in an outback NSW town of Dungirri. Bronwyn Parry captures the heart and soul of outback towns and builds the suspense to very satisfying conclusions.
Dec 29, 2013 rated it it was ok
I'm not sure if it's because I haven't read the other two books in this series but I just couldn't get into this book. It was a gift from a friend and not a genre I really enjoy...
Stacey Houllis
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: family
Jennifer Barrett a news journalist left Dungirri 18 years ago after the death of cousin Paula in car crash she left the day after the furenal she now returns to Dungirri after Mark Sterlitz Fedral MP resigns after revealing it was him driving the car the night of the accident and not Gill Gillespie and wants police to investigate the accident as he has no memory of the accident as he was seriously injured. Jenn is back for not only back to Dungirri for answers but she is taking a break from her ...more
Mediocre I’m afraid I did not enjoy this novel as much as two of her others that I have read. Every implausible death, murder, explosion, etc seemed to happen in the town where this story was set. Similar to how everything happened in Mt Thomas from Blue Heelers (the tv show).
Feb 29, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was full of one bad thing happening after another with a bit of a love story thrown in there (kind of but really that is a bit of a stretch imo). This doesn’t make me want to read the other books in this series.
May 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
Loved the setting of the book but organised crime just isn't my thing.
Susan Dawson
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So enjoyed this series!! Lovely to read and make the connections between the stories.
P.L. Byers
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this book. Some of the termonology was different but easy enough to get what they were referring to.
Rebekah Lyness
Sep 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!!! What can I say? I have been following this author since As Darkness Falls came out and yet again Bronwyn Parry has delivered a completely enthralling book. I was so excited when I won a copy of Darkening Skies. I was waiting on tender hooks because this author always delivers a fascinating story and if I hadn't won there was no way I was going to miss out on this book.

As soon as I started reading this book, it was like I had only finished Dead Heat yesterday. The characters welcome you
Lauren K
Darkening Skies is the third (and hugely anticipated) book in the Dungirri series by Australian romantic suspense author, Bronwyn Parry. Each book focuses on a new hero and hero and in this one, its investigative journalist Jenn Barrett and teenage sweetheart Mark Strelitz.

Jenn Barrett escaped the small town of Dungirri when she was an adolescent, following the tragic accident that resulted in her cousin’s death. She set her feelings for Mark aside and moved to the city where she was able to bu
E.A. Harwik
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've been looking forward to reading Darkening Skies by Bronwyn Parry for some time. It's the third in a series of creations set in the fictional Australian town of Dungirri. The preceding books, As Darkness Falls and Dark Country, both proved wonderful adventures into a disturbingly sinister underside of a sleepy rural, declining town.

The author has a talent for describing a calm, realistic, environment that could be many places. Where future generations leave for the city to pursue further edu
Sarah-Jayne Briggs
Sep 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
(I received this book for free as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaways).

(This review may contain spoilers).

I quite liked this book, though it did take me a little while to get into it. I was a bit confused over some of the characters at first, but I quickly settled into the plot and was able to empathise with a lot of the characters.

I really liked the concept of someone being wrongfully accused for a crime he didn't commit, but I would have liked to see more at the end with Gil.

I liked Jenn a
I've looked forward to reading Mark's story for some time and after this, I'm convinced that Bronwyn Parry can do no wrong - especially on the mystery/crime front.

As usual, the suspense far outweighs the romance bit, which is a thin, loose thread of teenage lovers reunited as adults deftly woven into a deepening mystery surrounding Mark’s sudden resignation after a life-defining event that happened 18 years ago. Held back by not-too-pleasant memories and issues that stretch farther than their o
Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for Mark's story and it was well worth the wait this book is awesome from start to finish it is edge of your seat suspense and a very heart warming romance between Mark and Jenn they had been very close as teenagers but after a tragic car accident that kills Jenn's cousin and best friend Paula Jenn leaves the small country town that has been home to her for years after her parents death she vows never to return but with new evidence emerging about the accident and with her ca ...more
Jan 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I've read As Darkness Fall (#1) but not Dark Country (#2) as part of this Dungirri series. Think I might just go back and redress that omission! Bronwyn Parry is such a strong author; so enjoyable. In this book investigative journalist Jenn comes back to Dungirri, straight into drama surrounding the man, Mark, who was with Jenn's cousin Paula when she was killed in an accident. And revelations from the small town just keep on coming... and boy golly they are *dark* indeed. This is certainly a wa ...more
Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a great book, received in a Goodreads giveaway. Bronwyn Parry is a new author to me, but I intend to look out for her other novels. Darkening Skies is a tale of homecoming, unrequited love and with enough murder, mystery and adventure to keep me gripped to the final page. I loved the main characters, Jenn and Mark as they struggle to understand their feelings for each other whilst facing several attempts on their lives. The Australian outback is cleverly brought to life in this thoroughly g ...more
Dianne Sidebottom
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow! what a story. Got the book from the local library and I haven't read the books in sequence but a Detective from the previous book is in this story. Everything just escalated in less than a week with killings, explosions, finding people, and love that could find its way from the past to the present. The book certainly had you going back pages to re-read so you can keep up with the fast happenings. I am just amazed how the story developed in the authors mind.
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
A bit different with all the twists and turns, just the right amount of tension from the characters and the interwoven links from the past that come back to haunt more than just the main characters. Well worth a summer read - probably an oldie but you don't know what you find here on Australian bookshelves. Thank you to my mother-in-law!
May 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Intriguing characters and skilful writing bring together a gripping story of a small town in crisis. Another great read from a talented Australian author...I'm hoping Steve Fraser's story is next!
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
A good story but a disturbing amount of deaths for a small country town.
Paula Clark
Great to be back in Dungirri and become engrossed in both Mark and Jenn's stories. Fast paced and full of intensity and building romance.
Loved it :)
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Another great read by aussie author,Bronwyn Parry!!!!:)
Yvonne Weaven
Just as good as book 1 and 2.
Nov 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Easy and very enjoyable mystery suspense. I loved the outback setting.
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another great read. Thanks
Aug 26, 2013 marked it as to-read
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International award-winning author Bronwyn Parry has previously written six romantic thrillers set in outback Australia, published by Hachette Australia. Her first novel won the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart Award, and two of her books were finalists in RWA's RITA™ and Daphne du Maurier awards. She has also won the Australian Romance Readers award for Favourite Romantic Sus ...more

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