All I can say is if you want a great read, go ask the folks on Between My Lines Facebook Page. They recommended The Dry by Jane Harper, and it’s one scorching read. Thanks guys, you know good books.The Dry by Jane Harper
Published by Little, Brown on May 31, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery & Detective, Psychological, Suspense, Thriller
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A small town hides big secrets in this atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by award-winning author Jane Harper.
In the grip of the worst drought in a century, the farming community of Kiewarra is facing life and death choices daily when three members of a local family are found brutally slain.Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk reluctantly returns to his hometown for the funeral of his childhood friend, loath to face the townsfolk who turned their backs on him twenty years earlier. But as questions mount, Falk is forced to probe deeper into the deaths of the Hadler family. Because Falk and Luke Hadler shared a secret. A secret Falk thought was long buried. A secret Luke's death now threatens to bring to the surface in this small Australian town, as old wounds in bleed into new ones.
First Line of The Dry by Jane Harper
It wasn’t as though the farm hadn’t seen death before, and the blowflies didn’t discriminate
My Thoughts on The Dry by Jane Harper
The first thing that hit me was how atmospheric this was. The Australian small town feel oozed from the page. Due to the blistering heat, and an ongoing drought the town was tense, and when a triple murder occurred, the subsequent bad feeling burned everyone and anyone.
The pace zipped along nicely, but not at the expense of character development. I was thoroughly engaged, entertained and perplexed trying to figure it all out. I always know when I’m thinking about the characters when I’m not reading, that it’s a cracking book.
And now I’ve one hell of a book hangover. So I’m going for a hair of the dog cure, and moving straight on to her second book – Forces of Nature.
I’m calling it a cure, but it’ll possibly be another binge session!
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Who should read The Dry by Jane Harper
Talk to Trish: Have you read this book? Were you as wowed as I was? Or do you plan to read it?