Joy Lawn reviews 'Dead Heat' by Bronwyn Parry

Dead Heat

by Bronwyn Parry

Hachette Australia, $32.99 pb, 352 pp, 9780733625497

Proudly popular fiction, Dead Heat is a romantic thriller set in a north-western New South Wales National Park. Organised crime in fiction generally operates in a large city or on the coastline, but author Bronwyn Parry sets her plot in the bush. The inclusion of bushland and animals creates unique plot obstacles and possibilities for both the criminals and the authorities, and it is affirming to read of places often overlooked in fiction: Gloucester and Barrington Tops, Coffs Harbour, Tamworth, Inverell, and Newcastle.

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Published in May 2012, no. 341
Joy Lawn

Joy Lawn

Joy Lawn is a freelance writer and reviewer for The Weekend Australian (where she writes the YA literature column) and Magpies magazine. Her work also appears in Books+Publishing, SMH, and The Age.

Joy judges several literary awards, and blogs about literary fiction, young adult and children's literature. She teaches at USQ (external).

She is fascinated by ideas and images and how authors and illustrators express these with truth and originality.

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