The Dry

The Dry Book Review

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4.4/5Overall Score
The Dry
The Dry

Author

Jane Harper

About The Book

The Dry, written by Jane Harper, is a gripping and intense novel set in the small Australian town of Kiewarra. The story follows Federal Agent Aaron Falk as he returns to his hometown for the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke Hadler, who has killed his wife and child before taking his own life.

As Falk investigates the deaths, he is forced to confront the secrets and lies that have plagued the town for years. The story is told in a non-linear fashion, with flashbacks that reveal the past events that led up to the tragic events. The Dry is a masterful exploration of grief, guilt, and the power of secrets to destroy lives.

The book is set in the Australian outback, and Harper does an excellent job of evoking the harsh, unforgiving landscape. The small town of Kiewarra is a character in its own right, and the sense of isolation and claustrophobia is palpable. The characters are well-drawn and complex, and the plot is tightly woven and full of twists and turns.

The Dry is a novel that will keep you guessing until the very end. Harper’s writing is spare and precise, and she manages to convey a great deal of emotion with very few words. The novel is a powerful exploration of the human psyche, and it will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading.

Overall, The Dry is a must-read for fans of crime fiction and literary fiction alike. It’s a gripping and thought-provoking novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.

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