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In 2015 The Dry was given the Victorian Premier’s Award for an unpublished manuscript.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
Best Read : Tears of the Cheetah by T.M.Clark
Crime : The Murderer’s Daughter by Jonathan Kellerman
Australian Author : The Lake House by Kate Morton
General Fiction : Jakob’s Colours by Lindsay Hawdon
Thrillers : Splinter the Silence by Val McDermid and Think of a Number by John Verdon
Saga/Romance : See Me by Nicholas Sparks
The Australian Romance Readers Association will be hosting a Romantic High Tea at the Castlereagh Hotel in Sydney at 11:30am on Saturday 19 March 2016.
We’re taking advantage of romance authors being in Sydney for our Australian Romance Readers Awards Dinner to host a special event just for readers. Five of our fabulous authors—Amy Andrews, Anne Gracie, Cathryn Hein, Kelly Hunter and Rachael Johns—will each be hosting a table at the High Tea.
Tickets are now on sale here.
If you miss out on a ticket, be sure to put your name down on the wait list. We may release more seats, or add more authors, if there is sufficient demand.
Further details are available on the Australian Romance Readers Association blog.