The Dry by Jane Harper
Found on the Adult Fiction shelves under HARPER or as a Talking Book shelves under HAR TB
Plot Summary : A story of desperation, resolution and small-town prejudice played out against the blistering extremes of life on the land.
Amid the worst drought to ravage Australia in a century, a farmer turns his gun on his family and then himself. As questions mount and suspicion casts a long shadow over the parched town, specialist investigator Aaron Falk is forced to confront the community that rejected him 20 years earlier. (Source: Fantastic Fiction)
In 2015 The Dry was given the Victorian Premier’s Award for an unpublished manuscript. It has now been sold to 20 publishers worldwide and Reece Witherspoon’s company has optioned it as a film.
Review : I just loved it from the beginning with its crime and mystery, Australian countryside setting, beautiful language and pace.
This is a story about heroism, the sins of the past, and the struggle to atone.
Reviewed by : Carolyn