The Dry

The Dry

Large Print - 2017
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"Federal Agent Aaron Falk hasn't been back to the place where he grew up in twenty years. Not since he and his father were run out of town. Even when Falk gets word that his childhood best friend, Luke, is dead, his entire family murdered, Falk still isn't planning on going back. But then he gets a note: 'Luke lied. You lied. Be at the funeral.' And just like that, Falk is swept back into the secrets of the place and people he left so long ago. Amid the worst drought in a century, long-buried mysteries will resurface. And Falk will discover anew what he's known all along -- sometimes you have to go back home in order to finally leave your past behind." -- Back cover.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781410494535
Branch Call Number: F Harper
Characteristics: 503 pages (large print) ;,23 cm
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thedyslexiclibrarian Oct 07, 2019

Australian noir - very bleak, and the ending.
In addition very current in terms the social/emotional cost of living through such a severe drought.

I will read more of her work.

Oct 02, 2019

This book is taut and well written. It will keep you guest until the end. Can't wait to read Harper's next two books.

Sep 03, 2019

Recently read a great review of Jane Harper's "Lost Man", the 3rd novel in the Aaron Falk Series. Thought I should start with the 1st in the series, "The Dry". Wow! What an excellent read! The writing is superb. Can't wait to continue with the series.

Jul 23, 2019

I'm leery these days of many best sellers that receive a ton of hype and rave reviews as I have been disappointed so many, many times. This book, on the other hand, was everything it was touted as being and even more. Aaron Falk is a wonderful character and the writing is flawless. This is a helluva book! Highly recommended, you MUST read this book!!!

Jul 07, 2019

A solid, enjoyable mystery. It reminded me a lot of a Linda Castillo book, and that's certainly decent praise!

Mar 19, 2019

Came across this book through my book club, being a crime lover it was right up my alley. At 1st slightly predictable but the plot twist & turns kept me reading and glued to my book night & day. Excellent writing now all they need to do is make it into a movie or mini series!

Feb 14, 2019

Fast-paced, well written, kept me up reading way past my bedtime. About halfway through I thought I had it all figured out and was a little disappointed with the predictability of the plot, but then the story took a turn and caught me completely off guard! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a good mystery thriller.

Feb 04, 2019

I found this to an entertaining read, and a good story. Not fine literature, but a good thriller.

Jan 21, 2019

I loved this novel. I felt the heat and the despair.

Looking forward to reading more from this author.

Jan 14, 2019

I really enjoyed this story. As a lover of thriller-mysteries, I thought the story was compelling and the pacing worked (every moment in the book felt very purposeful). It was definitely a page turner for me. Looking forward future works from this author.

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Apr 01, 2017

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