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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

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743549995
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 31/05/2016
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    Fiction & related items / Crime & mystery
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Price: $9.99

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

Awards

Winner for ABIA Book of the Year 2017Winner for ABIA Book of the Year 2017.

Short-listed for Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year 2017Short-listed for Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year 2017.

Winner for Ned Kelly Award Best First Fiction 2017Winner for Ned Kelly Award Best First Fiction 2017.

Winner for Barry Award for Best First Novel 2018Winner for Barry Award for Best First Novel 2018.

Winner for Davitt Awards Reader's Choice 2017Winner for Davitt Awards Reader's Choice 2017.

Winner for ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year 2017Winner for ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year 2017.

Winner for Indie Book Awards Book of the Year 2017Winner for Indie Book Awards Book of the Year 2017.

Winner for CWA Gold Dagger Best Crime Novel 2017Winner for CWA Gold Dagger Best Crime Novel 2017.

Winner for Indie Book Awards Debut Fiction 2017Winner for Indie Book Awards Debut Fiction 2017.

Winner for Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript 2015Winner for Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript 2015.

Author Information

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.