Series: Aaron Falk Book 1
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 352 pages
Audiobook Length: 10 hours and 1 minute
First Published: 2016
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Amid the worst drought in a century, the farming community of Kiewarra, Australia, is rocked by a murder-suicide in a local family. For the first time since he was run out of town as a teen, Federal Agent Aaron Falk returns home for the funeral. The parents of his best friend are convinced their son could not have murdered his family and Falk agrees to help the local sheriff investigate in this compulsive mystery that will draw you in from the very first page.
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.
Quotes from The Dry
Death rarely changes how we feel about someone. Heightens it, more often than not.
Nothing like old-fashioned misogyny to make the ignorant turn down good advice.
The rumors were fed well…and grew fat and solid. They sprouted legs and heads, and they never died.
It was too late for that now. Some things had to be lived with.
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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 →