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The Dry - Jane Harper

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Published: 28th February 2017
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WHO REALLY KILLED THE HADLER FAMILY?

Luke Hadler turns a gun on his wife and child, then himself. The farming community of Kiewarra is facing life and death choices daily. If one of their own broke under the strain, well ...

When Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk returns to Kiewarra for the funerals, he is loath to confront the people who rejected him twenty years earlier. But when his investigative skills are called on, the facts of the Hadler case start to make him doubt this murder-suicide charge.

And as Falk probes deeper into the killings, old wounds are reopened. For Falk and his childhood friend Luke shared a secret ... A secret Falk thought long-buried ... A secret which Luke's death starts to bring to the surface ...

About the Author

Jane Harper has worked as a print journalist for thirteen years both in Australia and the UK. Winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, The Dry is her first novel with rights sold to over twenty territories. Jane lives in Melbourne.

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4.7

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      Very good 1st novel

       
      5.0

      A movie in the making

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          OMG, I loved this book! Another superb debut from an Australian author and I hope only the beginning with many more to come. There was no messing around with characters and trying to be smart or different in the writing of this story. It is a straight down the line mystery novel with unexpected twists and turns as you progress. It is a movie in the making and I can only hope that it is set in the Australian bush rather than somewhere in America. After seeing Nicole Kidman so horribly miscast in Big Little Lies and the location changed to Monterey, I fervently hope that this would be filmed in Australia. It is a testament to the author's writing that I can visualise the scenery, the lay of the land and the characters. Definitely recommended reading for both sexes and all ages.

           
          5.0

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            This book deserves it's awards...it's compelling and a great read with authentic Australian characters. Reminds me a little of Wake in Fright...excellent

             
            4.0

            Loved it!

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                I've just started getting back into crime/mystery/thriller books and this was an excellent way to re-introduce myself! I love supporting Australian writers and I particularly enjoy reading books set in rural towns (Jasper Jones is one of my favourite books).
                I engulfed this in about 2 sittings. Recommend as a good quick, enticing read.

                 
                5.0

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                  I enjoy a book that I become totally engrossed in and can read quickly

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                  5.0

                  A book you won't want to put down!

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                    Best book I have read in a very long time. So well written.. suspenseful. As I was reading I kept changing my mind who was the murderer. Could not put this book down. Our book club members raved over it!

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                    5.0

                    Fabulous debut novel!

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                        I bought this book for a book club so wasn't one that I would have chosen because I thought the topic might be too grim. Yes, the main crim was pretty tragic but it was cleverly written and didn't dwell too much on the grizzly details. I had to go to bed early every night just so I could keep on reading. A great page turner and I look forward for more novels from this author.

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                        ISBN: 9781925481372
                        ISBN-10: 1925481379
                        Audience: General
                        Format: Paperback
                        Language: English
                        Published: 28th February 2017
                        Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
                        Country of Publication: AU
                        Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 2.2
                        Weight (kg): 0.29