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The Dry author Jane HarpD 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 bleed into new ones. Succumbing to some of the biblio peer pressure surrounding Jane Harper's debut novel I thought I ought to make a little time and see what she had to offer Australia has been hit with one of its worst droughts ever turning fertile lands into blobs of brown In the community of Kiewarra rain has not fallen in upwards of two years only adding to tensions An emergency call is made and authorities arrive at the Hadler farm to find a bloodbath Luke Hadler appears to have killed his wife and son before turning the gun on himself The town chalks this up to extreme duress and a cloud of murder suicide hangs over the town which accompanies the scorching sun When Aaron Falk returns to his hometown to attend the funeral of his childhood best friend townsfolk whisper Falk is forced to remember what happened two decades before when a friend Ellie Deacon was found dead in the river and a note addressed to him turned up His alibi is flimsy and turns out to have been concocted with the help of Luke though they thought the secret would prove impenetrable While Falk has made a name for himself in the Federal Police he remains that teenager whose name was bandied around as having been responsible Falk faces those awkward memories as he tries to better understand what could have pushed Luke to kill his family with whom he was apparently very proud when last they chatted Falk works with some of the local authorities to investigate the deaths turning up small inconsistencies Could someone have harboured animosity for twenty years and finally sought revenge for Ellie's untimely death Could Falk be next on the list Working to uncover what might have happened on the Hadler farm Falk must clear his friend's name while standing firm as the past rears its ugly head A wonderful first novel that allows Harper to show that she is someone to be taken seriously in the genre Perfect for mystery fans and those looking for a superior story to enthral and entertainHarper has made a wonderful first impression on me with this novel developing a strong police procedural alongside the complexities of small town Australia Aaron Falk serves as a wonderful protagonist as he keeps the narrative moving forward with his investigative skills though the darker past that he has been forced to revisit keeps readers wondering about this man until the final sentence This hint at a less than pristine Falk allows Harper to introduce a number of other characters whose importance varies while pushing the narrative forward Kiewarra proves also to be effective as a setting as it mixes that proximity to big city life with the uaint farm living that has become destroyed with the current drought A community that holds grudges while wanting to envelop its citizens away from prying eyes Harper uses these traits to further enrich her narrative Harper's use of flashbacks throughout rather than straight recounting dialogue gives the reader a great deal of insight and provides a true 'revelation' perspective throughout the story as if the reader were witnessing some of the events that had been mentioned in passing The reader learns much from these glimpses into the past and it provides a telling connection to the larger story Overall a wonderful piece that should provide momentum for a series should that be the route Harper wishes to pursue Curious readers should not take the title to be indicative of the uality or presentation of the novel but that stocks at booksellers will disappears as swiftly as an Australian brushfire Get your copy today and you will not be sorry Kudos Madam Harper for such a great start you your published career I can see that many others have come to like this work and I cannot wait to get my hands on whatever you have comingLovehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at

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Free download The Dry author Jane Harper 109 ☆ ✶ The Dry Epub ✹ Author Jane Harper – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk A small town hides big secrets in this atmospheric page turning debut mystery by award winning author Jane HarperIn the grip of the worst drought in a century the farming community of Kiewarra is faci A small town hides A small town hides big secrets in this atmospheric page turning debut mystery by award winning author Jane HarperIn 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. This is an astonishingly good crime fiction debut by Jane Harper set in Australia Aaron Falk and his father were run out of their home in Kiewarra over twenty years ago over rumours of Aaron's hand in the death of Ellie Deacon It was ruled a suicide and Aaron had an alibi his best friend Luke Aaron has returned to Kiewarra for the funeral of Luke his wife Karen and his son Billy It appears that Luke shot his family and then himself due to their poor financial state caused by the unrelenting drought Aaron is now a financial investigator with the Melbourne Police and Luke's parents do not believe their son is responsible for such unforgivable acts They ask a reluctant Aaron to see what he can find outThere is a mean and nasty streak running through the local community compounded by the never ending and relentless heat Led by Mel and Dow Deacon the old rumours about Aaron having a hand in Ellie's death are resurrected and a vociferous campaign against him begins They are determined to hound him out for a second time and are not above using underhand and dirty tactics to achieve their aim Aaron joins forces with local cop Sergeant Raco who has his own doubts about Luke's guilt Evidence soon accrues that suggests Luke is innocent of wiping out his family Aaron's memories of the past come to the fore and the mystery of Ellie's death runs as a concurrent thread Aaron and Raco slowly begin to uncover the secrets lies and fears buried in Kiewarra The closer they come to the truth the they unsettle a killer willing to ignite a conflagration in a place ill euipped to handle it The truth behind Ellie's death also begins to become clearThe author does an excellent job in bringing Kiewarra alive and the disparate characters that inhabit the place It is a closed and intense community where people hold on to grudges and feelings with such fervour as though letting them go would result in the disintegration of the self The drought threatens livelihoods and the heat raises stresses sky high This is a well written story with a compelling narrative The character development is so well done The tension and suspense keep the reader totally enthralled Cannot wait to see what Jane Harper writes next Highly recommended and brilliant read Thanks to Little Brown for an ARC

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Family are found brutally slainFederal 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 uestions mount Falk is force. I was drawn to this arid Australian crime thriller by a desert storm of five star reviews not to mention the fact that this was The Sunday Times Crime Book of the YearHmmmFold his arms and sighsI'm not saying that this was a bad book it was OK though the storyline for me was flat improbable slow paced and bereft of suspenseApart from that it was fineBland federal agent Aaron Falk returns to the small Outback town of his childhood for the funeral of his best friend and also his best friend's immediate family and is drawn into an unofficial investigation as to how they really met their deathsHere is a list of just some of the things that niggled me1 The book is titled The Dry It's set in the swelter of the Outback in middle of the worst drought to hit Australia in a century Yet I didn’t get any real sense of the suffocating heat nor do I remember flies being swatted from any number of sweaty faces2 Aaron Falk is in town and just happens to be on the financial intelligence side of criminal investigation how very convenient for the purpose of the story 3 The dialogue was unconvincing I mean don't rough tough leather necked Aussie men in the middle of the Outback ever use the f word I know Crocodile Dundee didn't but come on 4 I guessed who the killer was the moment heshe was introduced As subterfuge goes that’s pretty average5 I found it difficult to connect with any of the characters; most were portrayed as being small minded and insularSo for me and I seem to be swimming against the tide this novel was several shrimps short of a barbie But almost everyone else likes it so please please don't take a blind bit of notice of anything I've said