1999
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING ERIC BANA AS AARON FALK. The international debut bestseller from the author of Force of Nature and new novel The Survivors. "A breathless pageturner ... A secret on every page" The New York Times "One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read ... Read it!" David Baldacci "Makes the Australian Outback come alive and breeds respect for its survivors" Bill Clinton WHO REALLY KILLED THE HADLER FAMILY? It hasn't rained in Kiewarra for two years. Tensions in the farming community become unbearable when three members of the Hadler family are discovered shot to death on their property. Everyone assumes Luke Hadler committed suicide after slaughtering his wife and six-year-old son. Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk returns to his hometown for the funerals and is unwillingly drawn into the investigation. As suspicion spreads through the town, Falk is forced to confront the community that rejected him twenty years earlier. Because Falk and his childhood friend Luke Hadler shared a secret, one which Luke's death threatens to unearth ... WINNER ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 WINNER ABIA GENERAL FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 WINNER INDIE BOOK AWARDS DEBUT FICTION 2017 WINNER DAVITT AWARDS ADULT FICTION 2017 WINNER DAVITT AWARDS READERS CHOICE 2017 WINNER NED KELLY AWARD BEST FIRST FICTION 2017 MORE PRAISE FOR THE DRY "I devoured it in just over 24 hours ... Spellbinding" Ian Rankin "Devastating debut ... a suspenseful tale of sound and fury" Publishers Weekly, starred review "A nail-biting thriller ... this fine debut will keep readers on edge and awake long past bedtime." Kirkus, starred review "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" 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." C.J. Box, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Off The Grid "Australian author Harper's debut is a stunner." Booklist

 

Details

ISBN: 9781925481372
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 28 Feb 2017
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Publication City, Country: Sydney, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.7(H) x 12.9(L) x 2.2(W)
Weight (gm): 275

 

Author Biography

Jane Harper is the internationally bestselling author of the The Dry, Force of Nature, The Lost Man and The Survivors. Her books are published in forty territories worldwide, and The Dry has been adapted into a major motion picture starring Eric Bana. Jane has won numerous top awards including the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year, the Australian Indie Awards Book of the Year, the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel, and the British Book Awards Crime and Thriller Book of the Year. Jane worked as a print journalist for thirteen years both in Australia and the UK, and now lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children.
The Dry
1999

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