The Dry

The Dry

Author(s): Jane Harper

Location(s): The Outback

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): Contemporary

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Set 500 miles from Melbourne

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

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Author: tripfiction

My reading year year 2017 started with this excellent novel – The Dry is one to watch out for! It also features in Elle Magazine’s US edition in the list of the most potent,...

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