Winner of the Readers' Choice Davitt Award 2018
Shortlisted for the 2018 Specsavers (UK) National Book Awards International Author of the Year
From the international bestselling author of The Dry and new novel The Lost Man.
Lost, Cold, Desperate ... Danger Runs Deep
Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track. Only four come out the other side.
The hike through the rugged Giralang Ranges is meant to take the office colleagues out of their air-conditioned comfort zone and teach resilience and team building. At least that is what the corporate retreat website advertises.
Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a particularly keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing bushwalker. Alice Russell is the whistleblower in his latest case - and Alice knew secrets. About the company she worked for and the people she worked with.
Far from the hike encouraging teamwork, the women tell Falk a tale of suspicion, violence and disintegrating trust. And as he delves into the disappearance, it seems some dangers may run far deeper than anyone knew.
"[O]nce again Harper manages to touch on something mythic in the Australian experience of the land"
"The narrative is finely constructed, with perfectly measured pace and suspense. So much so that it reminded me of another master of form, Liane Moriarty. As with Moriarty, Harper has that rare touch that manages to cross the genre divide and appeal more widely to general readers"
The Saturday Paper
"Harper's mastery of pace makes Force Of Nature one of 2017's best thrillers"
"Gripping thriller will have readers hooked"
The Sunday Telegraph
"Force of Nature proves Jane Harper, author of The Dry, is no one-hit wonder. Its premise is instantly gripping"
The Herald Sun