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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. She lives in Melbourne and writes for the Herald Sun, among other publications. Winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, The Dry is her first novel with rights sold to over twenty territories.
Read for my book club. Title unexciting but the story soon drew me in. It described the blazing heat of country Australia in the summer with the cicadas ringing in your ears.
Did not work out the culprit
I can usually work out the mystery well before the end of a book - not this time.
Well written, beautifully crafted atmosphere.
One of the best reads I've had this year.
Fantastic aussie writer. When is the next coming.
Can't put down type of book.
My first ebook. So worth the effort. Loved it.
I'm new at this. I need practise.
Great Australian crime thriller
I loved this book, and it captured Australia so well!
Suspenseful thriller set in country Australia
While maybe not a page turner, I was kept enthralled from the outset until the finish which was a little unexpected. Always great to read a thriller when you can't pick 'who dunit'!
This is essentially a whodunnit crime novel but written very well to give a sense of life in country Victoria
Really enjoyed this story.
I enjoyed this book and will definitely read her next one.
"You will feel the heat, taste the dust and blink into the glare. The Dry is a wonderful crime novel that shines a light into the darkest corner of a sunburnt country." Michael Robotham
"One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read ... Read it!" David Baldacci
"a suspenseful tale of sound and fury as riveting as it is horrific" Publishers Weekly (US)
"Every so often a debut novel arrives that is so tightly woven and compelling it seems the work of a novelist in her prime. That's what Jane Harper has given us with The Dry, a story so true to setting and tone it seemed I fell asleep in Virginia only to wake in Australian heat." John Hart, New York Times bestselling author of Redemption Road
"It's extremely rare and exciting to read a debut that enthralls from the very first page and then absolutely sticks the landing. Told with heart and guts and an authentic sense of place that simply cannot be faked, The Dry is the debut of the year." C.J. Box, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Off The Grid
"Australian author Harper's debut is a stunner. Recommend this one to fans of James Lee Burke and Robert Crais..." Booklist
Winner of the 2015 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript
ISBN: 9781743549995 ISBN-10: 1743549997 Series: Aaron Falk Audience:
Number Of Pages: 300 Published: 31st May 2016 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Edition Type: Digital original