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The Dry - Jane Harper


Published: 28th February 2017
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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 Winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, The Dry is her first novel with rights sold to over twenty territories.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.


Couldn't Put It Down!!


This book was fantastic. I started it one afternoon and read til 1.00am. The next night I didn't start it til late and read til 1.15am again just to get it finished. I could not put it down or stop reading it. I just had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen. I haven't been this involved in a book for a while. I would recommend it.


Very atmospheric.


Will give this book to my sister who also likes crime novels.


What a debut!


I couldn't put it down! I couldn't wait to read her next book "The force of nature" lived up to my expectations.

ACT Australia

Great read


Loved The Dry. Can easily imagine it as a telemovie or mini series.

Sth Gippsland, Vic, Aust

Lingers after reading


I read this one for book club after the large amount of hype. Whilst I thought it was good for a first novel, I'm not sure I would rave about it in the same way others have. In hindsight, I feel like it was written with a tv or movie script in mind (i.e. lots of flash-backs). I liked it enough that I'll probably track down the next book and see how it compares.




I did not want this book to end but I was desperate to solve the puzzle. Absolutely loved reading this book.

Victoria, Australia

My wife loved this book, she couldn't put it down


Wife loved it


I would buy this Author again


Fantastic read, great story line, congratulations to the Author. Thrilling, adventure, suspense, great characters especially when you put yourself in them


One of the best books ever


This book is up there in my top ten!


Intrigued by the twists.


Debut author, can't wait for her 2nd.

Wyong ,Australia .

The Dry

4.7 35


Jane Harper

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.

Visit Jane Harper's Booktopia Author Page

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): 0.27