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The Resource The dry, Jane Harper

The dry, Jane Harper

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The dry
Title
The dry
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Jane Harper
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Language
eng
Summary
"You will feel the heat, taste the dust and blink into the glare. The Dry is a wonderful crime novel that shines a light into the darkest corner of a sunburnt country." Michael Robotham "One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read ... Read it!" David Baldacci. WHO REALLY KILLED THE HADLER FAMILY? Luke Hadler turns a gun on his wife and child, then himself. The farming community of Kiewarra is facing life and death choices daily. If one of their own broke under the strain, well ... When Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk returns to Kiewarra for the funerals, he is loath to confront the people who rejected him twenty years earlier. But when his investigative skills are called on, the facts of the Hadler case start to make him doubt this murder-suicide charge. And as Falk probes deeper into the killings, old wounds are reopened. For Falk and his childhood friend Luke shared a secret ... A secret Falk thought long-buried ... A secret which Luke's death starts to bring to the surface ... MORE PRAISE FOR THE DRY "Every so often a debut novel arrives that is so tightly woven and compelling it seems the work of a novelist in her prime. That's what Jane Harper has given us with The Dry, a story so true to setting and tone it seemed I fell asleep in Virginia only to wake in Australian heat." John Hart, New York Times bestselling author of Redemption Road "It's extremely rare and exciting to read a debut that enthralls from the very first page and then absolutely sticks the landing. Told with heart and guts and an authentic sense of place that simply cannot be faked, The Dry is the debut of the year." C.J. Box, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Off The Grid. Winner of the 2015 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript
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Summary
In this highly acclaimed debut novel by an Australian journalist, Melbourne-based federal agent Aaron Falk receives a troubling note from the father of his childhood best friend: "You lied. Luke lied. Be at the funeral." Against a backdrop of the worst drought the small town of Kiewarra has seen in a century, which is causing financial problems for just about everyone, Falk returns to his hometown for the first time since he was a teen. Even though his expertise is in financial crimes and he hasn't talked to Luke in years, he agrees with his friend's dad: Luke didn't kill his wife and daughter and then himself. Teaming up with Raco, the newly arrived local cop, Falk confronts the fallout of 20-year-old false alibis and a long-ago death. Richly detailed and beautifully plotted, The Dry is set to catch fire. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year, 2017.
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, General Fiction Book of the Year, 2017.
  • Davitt Awards, Best Adult Novel, 2017
  • Davitt Awards, Readers' Choice, 2017
  • Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year, 2017
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10513222
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.4.H3645
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Aaron Falk novels
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adult
Label
The dry, Jane Harper
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The dry, Jane Harper
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Publication
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unknown
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
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Cloudocn950461674
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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Isbn
9781743549995
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computer
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unknown
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k1rdng9

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