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Jane Harper
Jane Harper's debut novel The Dry is an atmospheric thriller set in regional Australia.The novel won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript in 2015 and rights have since been sold in more than 20 territories.The Dry was a No.1 bestseller in Australia and has been... show more



Jane Harper's debut novel The Dry is an atmospheric thriller set in regional Australia.The novel won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript in 2015 and rights have since been sold in more than 20 territories.The Dry was a No.1 bestseller in Australia and has been optioned for a film by Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea's production company, Pacific Standard.Jane worked as a print journalist for 13 years both in Australia and the UK and lives in Melbourne with her family.

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Hol
Hol rated it 4 days ago
I’m not that into crime novels anymore, but a number generator picked this one for me, so I decided to give it a go. It was actually quite good, although I don’t think it deserves quite the amount of praise it got. Aaron Falks returns to his home in a small Australian town when a friend kills his ...
Joelle's Bibliofile
Joelle's Bibliofile rated it 3 months ago
Jane Harper has a honed talent for absorbing her readers in a setting and immersing them into the lives and minds of her characters. In her latest book, The Lost Man, Harper maroons her audience in a desolate landscape in Western Australia. Her protagonist is a deeply saddened cattle rancher who h...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 3 months ago
How do I best get across the impact of this book? Do I say that I slowed down towards the end because I didn't want the book to be finished? Do I assert that it's an order of magnitude better than "The Dry" and "Force Of Nature" and that I really liked both of those books? Do point out what a...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 4 months ago
What I enjoy most about Jane’s books are how she makes me feel when I read them. There’s not an intensity to her novels but more an inquisitive feeling, an I-need-to-know quality that ignites within me as I explore the characters and the landscape that opens up around me. In The Lost Man, with a lim...
fromfirstpagetolast
fromfirstpagetolast rated it 4 months ago
There is something hauntingly claustrophobic about the outback, at least when Jane Harper portrays it. The environment is as much of a character as the humans who inhabit it. Nothing for miles around but parched land and the odd cow. Here your nearest neighbour is 3 hours away. So there is somethin...
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