The Lost Man
Two brothers meet in the remote Australian outback when the third brother is found dead, in this stunning new standalone novel from New York Times bestseller Jane Harper Two brothers meet at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback. In an isolated belt of... show more
Two brothers meet in the remote Australian outback when the third brother is found dead, in this stunning new standalone novel from New York Times bestseller Jane Harper
Two brothers meet at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback. In an isolated belt of Western Australia, they are each other's nearest neighbor, their homes four hours' drive apart.
The third brother lies dead at their feet.
Something caused Cam, the middle child who had been in charge of the family homestead, to die alone in the middle of nowhere.
So the eldest brother returns with his younger sibling to the family property and those left behind. But the fragile balance of the ranch is threatened. Amidst the grief, suspicion starts to take hold, and the eldest brother begins to wonder if more than one among them is at risk of crumbling as the weight of isolation bears down on them all.
Dark, suspenseful, and deeply atmospheric, The Lost Man is the highly anticipated next book from the bestselling and award-winning Jane Harper, author of The Dry and Force of Nature.
Publish date: 2019-02-07
Publisher: Little Brown Book Group
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
I just finished this and Wow. Just... wow. No idea how to review this without spoiling the plot, but this is the second Jane Harper book I've read and both have been excellent, compelling reads. Unlike The Dry, it's not detective fiction, but I think the story is better for it. She has a way of crea...
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...
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...
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...
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...