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The Dry - Jane Harper
The Dry
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WHO REALLY KILLED THE HADLER FAMILY? I just can't understand how someone like him could do something like that. Amid the worst drought to ravage Australia in a century, it hasn't rained in small country town Kiewarra for two years. Tensions in the community become unbearable when three members... show more
WHO REALLY KILLED THE HADLER FAMILY?

I just can't understand how someone like him could do something like that.

Amid the worst drought to ravage Australia in a century, it hasn't rained in small country town Kiewarra for two years. Tensions in the community become unbearable when three members of the Hadler family are brutally murdered. Everyone thinks Luke Hadler, who committed suicide after slaughtering his wife and six-year-old son, is guilty.

Policeman Aaron Falk returns to the town of his youth for the funeral of his childhood best friend, and is unwillingly drawn into the investigation. As questions mount and suspicion spreads through the town, Falk is forced to confront the community that rejected him twenty years earlier. Because Falk and Luke Hadler shared a secret, one which Luke's death threatens to unearth. And as Falk probes deeper into the killings, secrets from his past and why he left home bubble to the surface as he questions the truth of his friend's crime.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B01C37W582
Publisher: Abacus
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it
3.0 The Dry (Aaron Falk #1)
It was probably a bad idea to read a crime novel set in a dying, drought-stricken, rural Aussie town when half my state is on fire and dozens of non-fictional towns are literally running out of water, but oh well. Can’t blame a four-year-old novel for being painfully relevant to current events. Depr...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it
4.0 The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1) by Jane Harper
I really liked this murder mystery combining an ongoing crime investigation with past secrets buried for decades in a drought-ravaged farming town in Australia. The past and present cases seem to intersect but there are a few surprises for me along the way. The story focuses on the intricacies of hu...
Hol
Hol rated it
3.0 The Dry by Jane Harper
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 ...
Lynn Horton Books
Lynn Horton Books rated it
4.0 The Dry
The Dry is a wonderful, complex story that depicts people who could be in a small town in the American West, or in Australia. The golden boy, Luke; his faithful friend, Aaron; the cheerleader type (Gretchen); and the darker girl (Ellie). It's a story of emotions run amuck, cast against a terrible d...
Joelle's Bibliofile
Joelle's Bibliofile rated it
4.0 The Dry
Federal Agent Aaron Falk is dragged back to the small Australian town from which he was exiled twenty years ago by the funeral of his childhood friend. It turns out that his friend has been accused of committing a horrible crime, and everyone in town believes that his death was just a simple case of...
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