The Dry

The Dry

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Federal Agent Aaron Falk hasn't been back to the place where he grew up in twenty years. Not since he and his father were run out of town. Even when Falk gets word that his childhood best friend, Luke, is dead, his entire family murdered, Falk still isn't planning on going back. But then he gets a note: 'Luke lied. You lied. Be at the funeral.' And just like that, Falk is swept back into the secrets of the place and people he left so long ago. Amid the worst drought in a century, long-buried mysteries will resurface. And Falk will discover anew what he's known all along--sometimes you have to go back home in order to finally leave your past behind.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781410494535
1410494535
Branch Call Number: Lg Print Fiction Har
Characteristics: 503 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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FlipFlop2
Oct 20, 2018

The book is well written and drew me in, however the solution to the puzzle did not work for me.

ArapahoeSarahD Oct 09, 2018

I am rarely so completely enthralled in a story. The tale of Agent Falk is one I will not soon forget. As soon as I finished this book, I wished for another story by Jane Harper only to realize she'd just released "Force of Nature". Both are must reads!!!

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annekim9
Aug 25, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this beautifully crafted murder mystery set in a small Australian town. The author doesn't miss a beat with the creation of this story. It's hard to believe this is a first novel. I cannot wait to read her next book. Do not miss The Dry.

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Rachelc24
Aug 13, 2018

good mystery.. I really enjoyed this book and the follow up. Forces of Nature. I recommend both.

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7626dee
Aug 10, 2018

The atmosphere of the area is the dust bowl in 1930's America. The town is peopled by worn out people on the brink. I have always considered the Outback of Australia as the last Wild West type frontier, still firmly stuck in the last century and peopled by ghosts of the bad old days. This author will go far if this is her debut novel-great book.

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ValinOR14
Jul 30, 2018

What a book! Sad. Mysterious. Twisty. Hot and arid. Loved the characters. In all honesty, when I started the book I wasn't sure I was going to love it. It didn't take long, however, before I was blown away. Read this book! You won't be sorry.

ArapahoeDiane Jul 11, 2018

I usually don't care for mysteries but I loved this book. I loved the way the present murder investigation led to also solving an old murder.

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empbee
Jul 07, 2018

Fast moving, well written; makes you guess to the last few pages.

ArapahoeLesley Jul 06, 2018

I did like this. It's a well written introduction to a new mystery solver who I hope gets more fleshed out in Force of Nature. Some plot devices were clunky and jarring but I could forgive that.

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sloanelm
Jun 09, 2018

Such a good debut novel! I enjoyed the writing and the story. The main character reminded me of the protagonists in Dick Francis's novels -- smart, mild-mannered, standing on the outside. Fortunately, he'll be back.

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