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Ead that takes up ual space in the novel is a haunting cold case story centered around the death of a friend of Luke s and Aaron s back in their youth Aaron and his father were both suspects in the girl s death and left town under a cloud of suspicion Can Aaron find out what really happened after all this time Dual storylines can be tricky but both stories weave between the past and present with amazing fluidity The story is bleak almost gloomy at times with little or no relief along the way but the characterizations are so vivid and the story so taut the heaviness became an asset and is part of what made the story so absorbing and moody along with all the hidden small town motives suspicions and secrets that came roiling to surface While the subject matter may not be for the faint of heart with such dark and Switchback emotional themes at play the story has practicallyverything fans of this genre could ask for It s a police procedural in some ways a twisty psychological thriller in others with strong suspense and thriller Marrying Marcus (Virgin Brides, elements added into the mix for good measure Thexceptional writing provides a wealth of depth which sets this one apart from the typical mystery thriller I am tingling with anticipation for the next book in this series I think Aaron Falk is going to be big hit 5 stars 45 STARSFirst things first applause for author Jane Harper who s put together this cracking storyline set in the Australian farming community of Kiewarra Luke Hadler allegedly killed his wife Karen and young son Billy before turning the gun on himself but is this tragedy as cut and dried as it appearsFederal Police Investigator Aaron Falk returns for the funeral of his childhood friend Luke but he faces animosity and threats regarding the suicide of Ellie Deacon some twenty years ago Ellie was a friend of Aaron and Luke but there were rumours that the teenage boys were complicit in her deathLuke s mother pleads with Aaron to investigate this recent tragedy as she believes Luke was innocent and that someone Belonging (Temptation, else carried out the murders Aaron joins forces with local cop Sergeant Raco and so begins this riveting and complex investigationKiewarra is a small community where memories are long and grudgesven longer The characters serve the story well the plot is compelling and the fact that the community is suffering a drought of If Im Found (If I Run epic proportions only adds to the simmering tensions already in place I can unreservedly recommend thisxcellent debut novelThank you to Netgalley Little Brown and Jane Harper for my ARC in CaddyGirls exchange for an honest and unbiased review 5 unflinchingly bright hot stars for The Dry Love having reading friends to share books with Thanks Mel Very glad to have unexpectedly stumbled across this one considering I d had a recent conversation with my local bookstore manager where she d mentioned it s their top seller I always ask her what is the current best seller Best seller it isA dazzling debut where again I am left wondering what s debut ish about this work Thentire read I was chopping and changing my mind about who killed this young family in cold blood I was wary of Gretchen wondering why the school Principal was so often at the local pub Loved the writing soft hearted at times washed down with a decent shiraz he felt he was a little bit in love with her himself This reader was a bit in love with protagonist Faulk love a character that is capable and a teeny bit flawed My 18 year old self would have warmed to him as did a young Ellie here in this storyThe harsh landscape xplained to a tee It was terrifying It was a flash of hell The land was drier now than it had been hell The land was drier now than it had been This would be no slow burn They rolled and burned for a thousand hours until a pair of thick gloved hands reached down and hauled Faulk back by the shoulders This is an author to watch out for and I smiled to read her dedication To my parents Mike and Helen who always read to me So to you all I
wholeheartedly recommend this non put down able book to Australian fiction lovers thriller recommend this non put down able book to Australian fiction lovers thriller and supporters of Australian Women Writers Would love to know what you think I was drawn to this arid Australian crime thriller by a desert storm of five star reviews not to mention the fact that this was The Sunday Times Crime Book of the YearHmmmFold his arms and sighsI m not saying that this was a bad book it was OK though the storyline for me was flat improbable slow paced and bereft of suspenseApart from that it was fineBland federal agent Aaron Falk returns to the small Outback town of his childhood for the funeral of his best friend and also his best friend s immediate family and is drawn into an unofficial investigation as to how they really met their deathsHere is a list of just some of the things that niggled me1 The book is titled The Dry It s set in the swelter of the Outback in middle of the worst drought to hit Australia in a century Yet I didn t get any real sense of the suffocating heat nor do I remember flies being swatted from any number of sweaty faces2 Aaron Falk is in town and just happens to be on the financial intelligence side of criminal investigation how very convenient for the purpose of the story 3 The dialogue was unconvincing I mean don t rough tough leather necked Aussie men in the middle of the Outback ver use the f word I know Crocodile Dundee didn t but come on 4 I guessed who the killer was the moment heshe was introduced As subterfuge goes that s pretty average5 I found it difficult to connect with any of the characters most were portrayed as being small minded and insularSo for me and I seem to be swimming against the tide this novel was sever 45 starsWhat a book I had to sleep on this one Not like right on top of it it was just a little to the left of my pillow but I needed time to process It s not as though this read was so incredibly intoxicating that I couldn t wrap my head around it uite the contrary actually The pace is steady Family are found brutally slainFederal Police investigator Aaron Falk reluctantly returns to his hometown for the funeral of his childhood friend loath to face the townsfolk who turned their backs on him twenty years arlier But as uestions mount Falk is force. ,
Nd slow verging on dull at times but never uite crossing that line The plot itself is packed with twists but they felt gentle and weren t specially shocking So what did it for me The atmosphere This is an astonishingly good crime fiction debut by Jane Harper set in Australia Aaron Falk and his father were run out of their home in Kiewarra over twenty years ago over rumours of Aaron s hand in the death of Ellie Deacon It was ruled a suicide and Aaron had an alibi his best friend Luke Aaron has returned to Kiewarra for the funeral of Luke his wife Karen and his son Billy It appears that Luke shot his family and then himself due to their poor financial state caused by the unrelenting drought Aaron is now a financial investigator with the Melbourne Police and Luke s parents do not believe their son is responsible for such unforgivable acts They ask a reluctant Aaron to see what he can find outThere is a mean and nasty streak running through the local community compounded by the never No Respect ending and relentless heat Led by Mel and Dow Deacon the old rumours about Aaron having a hand in Ellie s death are resurrected and a vociferous campaign against him begins They are determined to hound him out for a second time and are not above using underhand and dirty tactics to achieve their aim Aaron joins forces with local cop Sergeant Raco who has his own doubts about Luke s guilt Evidence soon accrues that suggests Luke is innocent of wiping out his family Aaron s memories of the past come to the fore and the mystery of Ellie s death runs as a concurrent thread Aaron and Raco slowly begin to uncover the secrets lies and fears buried in Kiewarra The closer they come to the truth the they unsettle a killer willing to ignite a conflagration in a place illuipped to handle it The truth behind Ellie s death also begins to become clearThe author does an The Spirituality Revolution excellent job in bringing Kiewarra alive and the disparate characters that inhabit the place It is a closed and intense community where people hold on to grudges and feelings with such fervour as though letting them go would result in the disintegration of the self The drought threatens livelihoods and the heat raises stresses sky high This is a well written story with a compelling narrative The character development is so well done The tension and suspense keep the reader totallynthralled Cannot wait to see what Jane Harper writes next Highly recommended and brilliant read Thanks to Little Brown for an ARC Luke Hadler may have had a light on waiting for him when he came home but something Comptia Cysa+ Cybersecurity Analyst Certification Bundle (Exam Cs0-001) else from this wretched desperate community had seeped through that front door and into his home And it had been rotten and thick and blacknough to xtinguish that light forever The Dry actually makes me feel vindicated in my rating and review of Ritter s Bonfire last year I got some criticisms that I was being too harsh toward a debut author that a lot of thrillers follow a familiar format but that doesn t make them bad Then in swoops Harper here a debut novelist writing a mysterythriller story whose foundations are very similar to Bonfire
and other works in the genre and yet it is utterly grippingYou know how the bare bones of these storiesother works in the
Genre And Yet It Isand yet it is grippingYou know how the bare bones of these stories The protagonist is a small towner who leaves and becomes a cop lawyer PI tc in the big city then returns to hisher hometown to figure out some unfinished business from the past and solve a new crime They of course get caught up in the small town politics and tensions Bonfire tried on this premise unsuccessfully in my opinion Flynn did something very similar in Sharp Objects The whole notion of genre generally relies on authors playing by a certain set of rules Whether these recycled narratives work however depends on the details Are the characters interesting Is the writing compelling Do we care I think Harper did a great job on all threeFirstly The Dry is atmospheric to an intoxicating Designing with Web Standards extent Harper uses reallyvocative description to make you feel the burning heat and the suffocating lack of moisture amid the drought in this rural Australian community The sun blazes The blowflies hover It s the perfect place for a murderAaron Falk returns to his hometown after twenty years away to attend a funeral The funeral is for his old friend Luke Hadler Luke s wife Karen and his six year old son Billy The story goes that Luke cracked under the stress of financial pressure and shot his family leaving only baby Charlotte alive before putting a bullet in himself But there s just Sadies Surrender (Oyster Harbor, enough doubt to make Falk uestion this popular verdictAlong with local police newbie Raco Falk finds himself drawn into the case as well as the lives tensions and conflicts of the people in the town His own past gets dragged up and Falk is forced to uestion whether there might be some connection between what happened to Luke s family and what happened all those years agoThe authorxpertly leads us down several roads that turn out to be red herrings and manages to pull out a dramatic and surprising conclusion If you re a suspicious mystery reader like me as in you suspect Structure Of The Nucleus everyone then you might guess who did it but I doubt very much you will guess the whys And I personally think this is what makes a good mystery the unveiling of the tale and the whys of the crime are goodnough to make it okay if you guess whodunnitA really impressive start to this new series starring Aaron Falk Sign me up for the next bookBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube I know it s arly days but I have a feeling this will be a top read of 2017 for me I ll go as far as saying if I had read it last year it would have
been in my top 2016 reads The writing is xcellent thein my top 2016 reads The writing is Releasing The Power Within Through Spiritual Dynamics excellent the was uick with fully fleshed characters and thending was satisfying without being too cut and dry Half the fun of this story is Passage Through Crisis even if you guess at the who you probably won t guess the why until it s revealed This was a perfectxample of a book D to probe deeper into the deaths of the Hadler family Because Falk and Luke Hadler shared a secret A secret Falk thought was long buried A secret Luke's death now threatens to bring to the surface in this small Australian town as old wounds bleed into new ones. .
I blame Aaron Falk He just made me add a new shelf on Goodreads Series You see I don t like book series With a few Science, Technology and Culture exceptional characters preceding Aaron Falk Harry Potter Christian Grey Edward Cullen Kinsey Milhone have I read anntire series It s just too much of a commitment and then I feel guilty if I miss a book in the series I will not be missing any book that Aaron Falk is in Ever No way no worries mateI am so late to THE DRY party that I almost didn t read it Finally feeling caught up and proud of myself for all my ARC reading I picked up one of the few hardbacks I have actually bought and opened up It wasn t as though the farm hadn t seen death before and the blowflies didn t discriminate To them there was little difference between a carcass and a corpse Jane Harper The DryWhat a terrific first sentence Jane Harper you hooked me at page 1 sentence oneAs a reader I am immediately FEELING this dusty angry Australian farm town as it reels from one of the worst droughts in history I could hear the flies buzzing see the rabbits The Road to Einsteins Relativity eating the last bits of vegetation and smell the despair of the townspeople as they try to hang on to their livelihoods without any rain I have notxperienced this type of magical transportation in a long time It is perfectly intoxicatingStay with me because that is just the setting of the book Now add a hardworking federal cop Aaron Falk who has relunctantly come back to his hometown for the funeral of his best friend Aaron Falk is not a perfect hero he has issues and secrets but he tries to do right by his friends and he knows something is wrong here Aaron s childhood friend Luke has been accused of murdering his own family before turning the gun on himself Aaron and Luke shared a secret many years ago which we learn of during the investigation of the family murder Does this old secret have anything to do with Luke killing his family Aaron Falk is a tough nut to crack The author shares just Black Boy enough about him to make you want He is interesting smart A loner a good guy but what makes him tick Oh I m a devoted fan I will follow Aaron Falk throughvery one of his next books Nighttime Sweethearts even if there are fifty to come Is this a character or plot driven mystery BOTH Plus that Aussie setting It is so real you better keep your chapstick handy for the parched lips you develop while reading Sidenote As I was reading THE DRY Oregon s beloved Columbia Gorge was on fire for weeks still is Portland wasnveloped in smoke ash and heat So hard to breathe My own atmospheric reality definitely contributed to the transforming ability the book had on me haha Not to diminish this captivating story in any way It stands on it s own Maternity Bride (Silhouette Desire even if you read it at the North Pole Succumbing to some of the biblio peer pressure surrounding Jane Harper s debut novel I thought I ought to make a little time and see what she had to offer Australia has been hit with one of its worst droughtsver turning fertile lands into blobs of brown In the community of Kiewarra rain has not fallen in upwards of two years only adding to tensions An Safe in My Arms emergency call is made and authorities arrive at the Hadler farm to find a bloodbath Luke Hadler appears to have killed his wife and son before turning the gun on himself The town chalks this up toxtreme duress and a cloud of murder suicide over the
town which accompanies scorching sun When Aaron Falk returns towhich accompanies the scorching sun When Aaron Falk returns to hometown to attend the funeral of his childhood best friend townsfolk whisper Falk is forced to remember what happened two decades before when a friend Ellie Deacon was found dead in the river and a note addressed to him turned up His alibi is flimsy and turns out to have been concocted with the help of Luke though they thought the secret would prove impenetrable While Falk has made a name for himself in the Federal Police he remains that teenager whose name was bandied around as having been responsible Falk faces those awkward memories as he tries to better understand what could have pushed Luke to kill his family with whom he was apparently very proud when last they chatted Falk works with some of the local authorities to investigate the deaths turning up small inconsistencies Could someone have harboured animosity for twenty years and finally sought revenge for Ellie s untimely death Could Falk be next on the list Working to uncover what might have happened on the Hadler farm Falk must clear his friend s name while standing firm as the past rears its ugly head A wonderful first novel that allows Harper to show that she is someone to be taken seriously in the genre Perfect for mystery fans and those looking for a superior story to Presunta colpevole enthral andntertainHarper has made a wonderful The Dry by Jane Harper is a 2017 Flatiron Books publication This is my kind of mysterythrillerWhen Aaron returns to his hometown to attend the funeral of his childhood friend Luke he intends to make a retreat back to his life as a federal agent as uickly as possible But Luke s grieving parents ask him to use his talents to look into Luke s financial affairs in hopes of finding answers as to why their son killed his wife and son and then shot himself The chances are slim to none that Aaron would find anything to Poisoned Secrets (Murder and Mayhem ease their pain but he feels he owes them a favor so he agrees to stick around a few days Before long Aaron finds himself partnered up with a local investigator in an all out search for clues that would shed light on thevents leading up to the murder suicide In the process they uncover startling Safe Words evidence that will changeverything they thought they knew The Australian location in a town suffering through a severe drought where the heat is nearly unbearable has the His To Claim (McBain Brothers Alpha, entire town unusuallydgy which paints a combustible atmosphere riddled with irritable tension from start to finish The shocking murder suicide is a compelling mystery full of unexpected revelations and surprising twists but the secondary thr. A small town hides big secrets in this atmospheric page turning debut mystery by award winning author Jane HarperIn the grip of the worst drought in a century the farming community of Kiewarra is facing life and death choices daily when three members of a local. .