QBD Reviews: The Dry by Jane Harper

Everyone is raving about our Book of the Month, The Dry!

the-dry-smaller-versionSo much happens in this book that it is hard to write a review without giving anything away..
The farming community of Kiewarra is in the midst of drought and when Luke Hadler turns a gun on his wife, son and then himself the town reacts.
When federal police investigator Aaron Falk returns to the town after being chased away 20 years earlier to farewell his friend Luke, old wounds and old secrets are re-opened.
With the local police and Luke's parents asking Aaron to stay in town and investigate whether Luke actually did the killings, the story begins to unravel.
Every time I thought I'd figured it out another twist was thrown at me. A stunning debut.. - Melissa, QBD Blacktown

Jane Harper stuns with this haunting debut novel, 'The Dry'. Set in outback Australia, a young family are dead in an apparent murder/suicide. But as an old childhood friend comes home to investigate, it would seem not all is as it appears and a childhood murder mystery comes back to life to haunt those left behind. This novel speaks with a slow drawl that will entrance you from the very first page and have you captivated until the very last.  - Erin, QBD Cairns Manager