Jane Harper’s The Dry has been named Book of the Year and the Debut Fiction of the Year at the 2017 Indie Book Awards, presented at the Leading Edge Books Conference in Surfers Paradise on 20 March. Cath Crowley’s novel Words in Deep Blue also won the Young Adult Book of the Year. Wonderful news for two amazing authors and their superb books.
The Indie Book Awards are chosen by independent booksellers to reward and promote excellence in Australian writing. The overall winner receives $1000 and the category winners each receive $1000. The winners were chosen from a shortlist announced in December. For more information about the awards, visit the website here.
About THE DRY:
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.
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