Series: Aaron Falk Book 2
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 352 pages
Audiobook Length: 9 hours and 15 minutes
First Published: 2022
In the Australian Outback, when five women set out on a hike for a corporate retreat but only four return, Federal Police Investigator Aaron Falk is drawn into the case. The missing woman was to be a key witness against the company, giving her coworkers plenty of motive to want her dead.
After reading The Dry, I knew I had to pick up the second Aaron Falk mystery. Although the mystery itself was good, showcasing how quickly a team can fall apart when things go wrong, there was no reason this book needed to be a sequel. Falk himself added almost nothing to the plot and could have been easily removed.
Five women go on a hike. Only four return. Jane Harper, the New York Times bestselling author of The Dry, asks: How well do you really know the people you work with?
When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path.
But one of the women doesn’t come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened.
Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker. In an investigation that takes him deep into isolated forest, Falk discovers secrets lurking in the mountains, and a tangled web of personal and professional friendship, suspicion, and betrayal among the hikers. But did that lead to murder?
About Jane Harper
Jane Harper is the bestselling author of The Dry, Force of Nature, Exiles, The Lost Man, and The Survivors. She was born in Manchester but grew up in Australia. Before becoming a writer, she worked as a journalist. She currently lives in Melbourne with her family. Visit the author’s website →