"Force of Nature cuts between past and present, corporate and domestic and cements its author as one of Australia's boldest thriller writers." - The Australian Women's Weekly
"...once again Harper manages to touch on something mythic in the Australian experience of the land." - The Age
"Force of Nature proves Jane Harper, author of The Dry, is no one-hit wonder. Its premise is instantly gripping." - Herald Sun
Lost, Cold, Desperate ... Danger Runs Deep
What has happened to Alice Russell?
Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track. Only four come out the other side.
The hike through the rugged Giralang Ranges is meant to take the office colleagues out of their air-conditioned comfort zone and teach resilience and team building. At least that is what the corporate retreat website advertises.
Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a particularly keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing bushwalker. Alice Russell is the whistleblower in his latest case. She knows all the secrets: about the company she works for and the people she works with.
Far from the hike encouraging teamwork, the women tell Falk a tale of violence and disintegrating trust. And as he delves into the disappearance, it seems some dangers run far deeper than anyone knew.
PRAISE FOR THE DRY
"Exhilarating" Weekend Australian
"A breathless page-turner" New York Times
"Stunning" David Baldacci