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Jane Harper - The Dry (2nd Hand Paperback)

£4.70
SKU B002418
Synopsis

Multi award winning debut novel.

Amid the worst drought to ravage Australia in a century, it hasn't rained in small country town Kiewarra for two years. Tensions in the community become unbearable when three members of the Hadler family are brutally murdered. Everyone thinks Luke Hadler, who committed suicide after slaughtering his wife and six-year-old son, is guilty.

Policeman Aaron Falk returns to the town of his youth for the funeral of his childhood best friend, and is unwillingly drawn into the investigation.

As questions mount and suspicion spreads through the town, Falk is forced to confront the community that rejected him twenty years earlier. Because Falk and Luke Hadler shared a secret, one which Luke's death threatens to unearth. And as Falk probes deeper into the killings, secrets from his past and why he left home bubble to the surface as he questions the truth of his friend's crime.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
  • Category : Fiction - Crime & Mystery
  • Published : 2016
  • ISBN : 9780349142111
  • SKU : B002418
  • PPC : SP300gm
  • RRP : £7.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

'My crime novel of the year' - Sunday Times.

'A riveting murder mystery and a beautifully wrought picture of a rural community under extreme pressure' - Mail on Sunday.

'A stunner . . . It's a small-town, big-secrets page-turner with a shocker of an ending . . .' - Booklist, starred review.

'The Dry is one of the most talked-about debuts of the new year. Harper's story is tightly plotted and moves briskly, the tension as brittle and incendiary as the dried-out crops on the Kiewarra farms. But it is the beautifully evoked landscape and the portrayal of a gloomy outpost on the edge of a desert that are the stars of the show.' - BookPage.

'Spellbinding' - Ian Rankin.

'Stunningly atmospheric' - Val McDermid

The Author

Jane Harper is the author of The Dry, winner of various awards including the 2015 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, the 2017 Indie Award Book of the Year, the 2017 Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year Award and the CWA Gold Dagger Award for the best crime novel of 2017.