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The Dry - Jane Harper

Paperback Published: 28th February 2017
ISBN: 9781925481372
Number Of Pages: 352

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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 Winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, The Dry is her first novel with rights sold to over twenty territories.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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Absolutely loved this book

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Could not put it down. The twist at the end was not what I expected.

Melbourne

Captivating read

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Some great descriptive prose and a page turning story that kept me guessing until the end.

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A truely enjoyable read! I wouldn't consider myself a lover of crime novels, but this book was extremely well written with a steady pace and just the right amount of suspense. Jane Harper sets the scene so well, you actually can feel the despair, the heat, the desperation. I'm looking forward to reading more of her work.

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Fantastic Page Turner

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The first crime novel I've read in quite some time, and I was captivated. I felt every suspect was guilty until they weren't and I never guessed the Hadlers' actual killer until Falk did himself.

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Enjoyed this engaging crime novel

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ISBN: 9781925481372
ISBN-10: 1925481379
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 28th February 2017
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.27

Jane Harper


About the Author


Jane Harper was born in Manchester in the UK, and moved to Australia with her family at age eight.

She spent six years in Boronia, Victoria, and during that time gained Australian citizenship.

Returning to the UK with her family as a teenager, she lived in Hampshire before studying English and History at the University of Kent in Canterbury.

On graduating, she completed a journalism entry qualification and got her first reporting job as a trainee on the Darlington & Stockton Times in County Durham.

Jane worked for several years as a senior news journalist for the Hull Daily Mail, before moving back to Australia in 2008.

She worked first on the Geelong Advertiser, and in 2011 took up a role with the Herald Sun in Melbourne.

In 2014, Jane submitted a short story which was one of 12 chosen for the Big Issue's annual Fiction Edition.

That inspired her to pursue creative writing more seriously, and that year she applied for the Curtis Brown Creative online 12-week novel writing course.

She was accepted with a submission for the book that would become The Dry.

Jane lives in St Kilda with her husband and daughter.

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