Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Dry by Jane Harper

The Dry
by Jane Harper

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Just released: January 2, 2018
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Genre: Mystery, Australia
Paperback: 352
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
It wasn't as though the farm hadn't seen death before, and the blowflies didn't discriminate.

Zombie sighting:
So bad. You can feel it. We're all walking around like zombies. Not sure what to do, what to say.
chapter 2, page 13


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.


My two-bits:

Two mysteries play out in this book with an Australian back drop. Both stories were equally engaging. It was easy to be led into this small town setting. The small cast of characters portrayed the place and community well.

Fell in love with Federal Agent Falk.

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* part of Books, Inc. Foreign Intrigue Book Club (here)

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