Dead Heat by Bronwyn Parry is a gem. This is first class romantic suspense with well-developed main characters, no shying away from hard choices and hard lives, and high tension with believable and dramatic action. But what really sold me was the vividly Australian setting. The little details made both place and characters come alive.
The writing was crisp and strong (matching the storyline and hero/heroine).
Having started the book, I read it in one gulp. I won a copy of “Dead Heat” which pushed it up the TBR pile, but it was already on my AWW2012 list thanks to reviews such as Shelleyrae’s on Goodreads.
It’s lovely to have a book on my shelves where when someone says “Australian romantic suspense?” I say, read Dead Heat!