This book was so good! And I was completely in the dark until the end...had no idea who it was!!
finished in one night.
slightly unsatisfying plot twist and maybe unnecessarily cruel to its female characters but still very good
I started this when the temps in Indiana dropped to single digits and I wanted something, anything, that would make me feel warm. The heat of Australia in the middle of a drought might not have actually helped but at least I got to listed to an Aussie accent for a while. :)
The Dry isn't about a natural disaster as such, but the relentless drought gripping this small town in Australia really heightens the tensions in this great thriller of a crime novel!
I read the second book in this series earlier this year, and was happy to find the first on Libby. I liked the twists and turns of the mystery, and the narrator‘s accent was a huge plus.
#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon (on theme)
A tragic story of a family cut down and murdered in their home. Childhood friend, Aaron Falk, is now a Federal Police Detective and he is determined to clear his mate‘s name and find out who really killed him and his family. A real page turner, this one kept me reading all hours. The hopping back and forth to the past, when another mysterious death shocked the town, was skillfully done and added a deeper element to the story.
Confusion reigns! Both my Audible book and my NetGalley ARC are about police who reluctantly return to their home towns to solve a murder ... and both have suspicious deaths of friends in their pasts. My brain is frazzled trying to keep them both straight! 🧠 😖
Finished my second book for Dewey's Reverse Readathon. This was a great mystery. I liked the character and the atmosphere of the setting. The mystery was good - I did not guess the culprit until I was supposed to, yet after the reveal I can see the clues were there. Will definitely put the next one in the series on my TBR. #reversereadathon #deweysreadathon
I don't know which one to read first. 🙈🙊
Have you read any of these? What are your thoughts? 😃
Aaron falk may become a favourite detective, and whilst not battling with the Scandinavian cold, he certainly has personal demons to battle as well as big spiders as he returns to his childhood home for the funeral of the halder family killed at the hands of the father luke, aarons old friend. A cracking story which i couldn't put down.
I‘ve been curious about this one for a long time so I was excited that it won the vote to be our July book club pick! I listened to it and while I enjoyed the surprising plot and unique setting, I would have loved to read it more I think because some of the transitions were a bit hard to follow while #AudioColoring so I did a bit more rewinding than usual! Still, I‘m looking forward to discussing this and am starting the sequel right away!!
I don't often give 5 stars to mystery/thrillers, but I LOVED this book. I've already started the second book in the Aaron Falk series. And although it has no bearing on the story, I'm now terrified of huntsman spiders.
Federal Agent Aaron Falk returns to Kiewarra for his childhood friend‘s funeral and begins to ask questions, but the town folks let him know he is not welcomed, as Kiewarra is a small town that hides big secrets.
I really enjoyed this debut from Harper, very good but my favourite is her latest, The Lost Man.
Weekend read. Don‘t tell Scooby that he‘s not going to the beach 🏖 🐱Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
@Stacypatrice Have you read this one? Really good so far...
This is only the 3rd or 4th Australian crime novel I‘ve read, and I really liked it. Is Australian noir the new Scandinavian noir? 🤔 #howjessreadsin2019
This debut mystery had a great plot and exceptional pacing throughout. Set in a small rural farming town in Australia experiencing a long drought, it follows an investigation into the murder of the Hadler family. Did Luke Hadler really kill his wife and child in an apparent murder-suicide or is something else going on?
I had this book in audiobook format! This is the author‘s first novel and wow was it great! Nice Australian accent and suspenseful pacing with reveals all the way to the end!
My life is just too busy at the moment so I hardly have time to read which is really annoying because I'm actually enjoying this book but I feel like I'm not focused enough and my thoughts are everywhere. I guess that's why I haven't really made any progress with Anna Karenina this week and I'm terribly behind on all my reading challenges 🙈
This one seemed to start off a bit slow, but quickly had me hooked! I didn‘t expect the ending. Short review - but I definitely recommend this one! #SeriesRead
My first Jane Harper book, won't be my last. This story is set in rural Australia during a 2 yr drought. Aaron Falk returns after 20 yrs to his best friends funeral, the friend who killed his wife, child and himself. Falk wants to put his demons to bed. Read the rest for yourself!
Thank you so much for doing something you definitely didn't have to @BookishMarginalia ! You are one of the kindest people I have "met" on here and you deserve all the good karma coming your way. ??
I have never read any Jane Harper but boy am I about to!