The Dry by Jane Harper

$16.99

The Dry by Jane Harper
This is truly a novel for our times. When farmer Luke Hadler turns the gun on his wife, son and himself, no one is surprised. This is rural Australia…with its debilitating drought, the rivers are dry and the pressure of banks foreclosing on properties is enough to send anyone over the edge. Police quickly write the deaths off as family suicide. Luke childhood friend Aaron Falk, who now a Federal policeman, is compelled to come back for the funeral, not only his own conscience but also a letter from Luke’s father, stating simply, ‘ I know” . The townsfolk of Kiewarra had literally driven him out over 20 years ago. Tensions in the town are running high; Aaron is shunned and despised by not only making it good in the city, but also for a shattering mystery from the both the boy’s youth that still twists at the towns heart. With a cast of highly believable local characters, this is a great page-turner for men and women alike.
Review by Nicole @ Great Escape Books