Jane Harper's new novel, The Lost Man, is out now.
WINNER OF THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS CRIME THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018
'One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read...Read it!' David Baldacci
'Packed with sneaky moves and teasing possibilities that keep the reader guessing...The Dry is a breathless page-turner' Janet Maslin, New York Times
Amid the worst drought to ravage Australia in a century, it hasn't rained in small country town Kiewarra for two years. Tensions in the community become unbearable when three members of the Hadler family are brutally murdered. Everyone thinks Luke Hadler, who committed suicide after slaughtering his wife and six-year-old son, is guilty.
Policeman Aaron Falk returns to the town of his youth for the funeral of his childhood best friend, and is unwillingly drawn into the investigation. As questions mount and suspicion spreads through the town, Falk is forced to confront the community that rejected him twenty years earlier. Because Falk and Luke Hadler shared a secret, one which Luke's death threatens to unearth. And as Falk probes deeper into the killings, secrets from his past and why he left home bubble to the surface as he questions the truth of his friend's crime.
Praise for The Dry
'Spellbinding' Ian Rankin
'Riveting' Mail on Sunday
'Stunningly atmospheric' Val McDermid
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing
The Dry by Jane Harper is an excellent mystery thriller and the first offering of a new series. The series features Australian Federal Agent Aaron Falk and in this outing, we accompany him back to his ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - crazy4reading - LibraryThing
This is my first book by Jane Harper and I enjoyed it. I started reading the book but since I had to finish it for book club I downloaded the audio book so I could listen to it while I worked. I ... Read full review