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  • ISBN: 9781250105615
  • ISBN: 1250105609
  • ISBN: 9781250105608
  • Physical Description: 328 pages ; 25 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "A small town hides big secrets in The Dry. After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke's steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn't tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead. Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there's more to Luke's death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. And Falk will find that small towns have always hidden big secrets."--
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 November #1
    *Starred Review* Australian author Harper's debut is a stunner. Sold in a bidding war (the film rights were bought soon thereafter), it's a small-town, big-secrets page-turner with a shocker of an ending evocative of Nancy Pickard's The Virgin of Small Plains (2006). Harper tells the heart-wrenching tale of a man named Aaron Falk, who returns to his hometown to attend the funeral of a friend who is believed to have shot his wife and son and then killed himself. The town is in perilous decline, undergoing the worst drought in a century. The idyllic river of Falk's youth has dried up, and all that remains is a "monstrous wound." Now a federal agent, Falk begins to question the details of the crime and, together with the town's police sergeant, Raco, undertakes a painful investigation. Twenty years earlier, Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion surrounding a young woman's death. This still-unsolved case simmers in the "boiling air," and the townsfolk are resentful of Falk's presence. Falk and Raco manage to unravel secrets new and old in the course of uncovering the sad truths behind both crimes. Recommend this one to fans of James Lee Burke and Robert Crais, who mix elements of "bromance" into their hard-boiled tales. But the book's appeal extends further: the Australian setting will attract both followers of Peter Corris' long-running Cliff Hardy series, as well as Golden Age fans who remember Arthur Upfield's novels, especially Gripped by Drought, published in 1932. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jane Harper has worked as a print journalist for 13 years both in Australia and the UK. She is originally from the UK and moved to Australia in 2008, where she lives in Melbourne and writes for the Herald Sun. The Dry, her debut novel, won the 2015 Victorian Premier Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript.

Subject: Australia Officials and employees Fiction
Homecoming Fiction
Best friends Death Fiction
Homicide investigation Fiction
Truthfulness and falsehood Fiction
Secrecy Fiction
Australia Fiction
FICTION Mystery & Detective Police Procedural
Secrecy Fiction
Homicide investigation Fiction
Best friends Death Fiction
Truthfulness and falsehood Fiction
Australia Officials and employees Fiction
Best friends Death Fiction
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
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