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The Survivors
The Survivors | Jane Harper
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Coming home dredges up deeply buried secrets in this thrilling mystery by New York Times bestselling author Jane Harper
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quietlycuriouskate
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I really enjoyed this!
It put me in mind of the drama Black Snow, with Travis Fimmel: it's Australian, has dual timelines, a young woman is murdered and the past gets raked up again, to the distress of the inhabitants of a close knit town. (Could wish for greater victim-diversity, but, as Kieran observes, "they don't go after men and babies.")

I ended up having several longer than usual cardio workouts because I didn't want to stop listening. ?

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SilversReviews
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#SPRINGSKIES
@Eggs
@AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks
@LitsyEvents
#LitsyEvents

Prompt: TRAGEDY

The locals have never forgotten the tragedy that most people believe was Kiernan‘s fault because he shouldn't have been in the caves when the storm surged.

Just what was the intrigue of those caves?

A haunting mystery with revelations you won't see coming.

http://tinyurl.com/4tw7mtwe

Eggs Excellent 👌🏼 2mo
Jess Half way thru this one for book club and it‘s good! 2mo
SilversReviews @Eggs Thanks. 😊 2mo
SilversReviews @Jess It probably will be a good book club discussion. Enjoy!! 2mo
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BarkingMadRead
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There were two people I thought were guilty. I was wrong 🤣
#authoramonth #52bookclub2024 (personal phobia) #readaway2024 #mounttbr

JillR I love it when that happens 😆 (I‘ve read too many books just lately where I guess correctly far too soon…) 3mo
BarkingMadRead @JillR me too!! 3mo
Andrew65 Love it when you get those twists, especially when they are unexpected. 3mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Oatmeal and a book after yoga 🧘 I keep changing my mind about who I think did the deed. I am probably completely wrong 🤣 #authoramonth

5feet.of.fury Loved this mystery! 3mo
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RebelReader
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Mehso-so

This is the third Jane Harper I‘ve read and was my least favorite. I almost bailed at one point, but glad I finished it as I did like the ending. Next up: The Lost Man to wrap up #authoramonth for March.
Think it‘s appropriate to be reading this title as March Madness is all about survivors. Purdue to win it all I hope!

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dariazeoli
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Hm. Well, this was my first Jane Harper, and I‘m not sure how to feel. Seems like such an abrupt ending, with no resolution.

I did like the atmosphere and I think I‘d give the author another try, but I‘d say I‘m just whelmed by this one.

#AuthorAMonth

Eyelit I was underwhelmed by this one, myself. Luckily I had already listened to The Dry (which was so much better imho) that I wasn‘t thrown off Harper completely 3mo
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jenniferw88
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Librarybelle I need to read this one! 3mo
5feet.of.fury So good! 3mo
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BarkingMadRead
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It‘s a porch sitting kind of night, so long as it doesn‘t get too buggy! #authoramonth #janeharper #southernliving @Soubhiville

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Bookwormjillk
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This book was so atmospheric you can feel the salt water drying on your legs while you sit in the sun.

Soubhiville Great description! 3mo
BarkingMadRead Ohhhhh this is my pick for this month, I‘m starting it soon! 3mo
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Deblovestoread
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#AuthorAMonth #52Bookclub24 #FeaturesanOcean

I listened to this in a day while stitching. It‘s an easy read, not a lot of tension with mostly likable characters. The story slowly unfolds what really happened during an unusually violent storm and the drowning of two loved men from a small community. 3.5 🌟

Librarybelle Good choice for the prompt! 3mo
BarbaraBB I haven‘t read this one yet but enjoyed her other books! 3mo
Hooked_on_books I love her books—great choice! 3mo
Crazeedi I've liked all her books 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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AllDebooks
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Started this last night for my #AuthorAMonth selection, and I can't put it down. Very atmospheric, with great descriptions of the Tasmanian coastline.

@Soubhiville

Soubhiville Love this cover! 3mo
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5feet.of.fury
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Loved this! A town living in the shadow of a tragedy from a decade ago experiences a murder. The tight knit community keeps its secrets as the detective from the mainland investigates. A strained friend group is forced to confront the events of the past. It did not go how I expected & it was very atmospheric, not too dark or graphic so it was really bingeable.
Would def read more of hers! Thanks #authoramonth

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Bookwormjillk
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The wind is howling and my house is creaking. I‘m here reading for #hyggehour until the lights go out. Not the best weather but perfect for reading a mystery. (Note I am not wearing my snuggy tonight because my daughter has a friend over to work on math so it has been forbidden 🤣)

Chrissyreadit 💛💛💛💛 3mo
TheBookHippie 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I woke to snow on the ground. 3mo
AllDebooks Lol, wear the snuggy. My guest rule is welcome to our home, but take us as you find us. It seems to work as folk keep coming back. Either that, or they've been assimilated into our tribe and have yet to leave. 😅 3mo
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JenReadsAlot
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5feet.of.fury Oooh good, I just snagged the audio from Libby, I‘ve never read any of hers and this is the one I‘m going with 3mo
JenReadsAlot @5feet.of.fury I hope you enjoy it! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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dariazeoli
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Someone is getting ready for #authoramonth2024.

It‘s me, hi. I‘m the someone, it‘s me.

Thanks, Soubhi, for keeping it going and working hard to keep us organized!

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Sleepswithbooks
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❤️🤍💙Happy 4th of July ❤️🤍💙

Spending my glorious day off work reading this book from my wonderful @AmyG Gallery and Writing to my #Litsylove pals who have kept up over the years (or months). #Readallday #BedandaBook #Litsylove #Snailmail #ReadaJourney #SniffaPage #BookLover

AmyG Happy 4th, my friend! 😘🇺🇸 12mo
UwannaPublishme Glad you had a day off to play and read! 🤗🇺🇸🤗 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
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Katie2104
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I have loved all of Jane Harper‘s books so far - especially the Australian landscapes and for that this book was no different. The quiet coastal town, a maze of caves and an endless beach. However for me, this was not my favourite. It felt like at times nothing was really happening, then suddenly just at the end all was revealed with no real resolution. More a more about family and relationships than a crime novel. It was good but not great.

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currentlyreadinginCO
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My only complaint about Jane Harper novels is that reading them seriously impacts the rest of my life -- it's just me and this atmospheric Australian whodunnit wonderfulness until I'm finished. Although I will say that this is the first one I've done in print, and I missed the Aussie audio narrator ...

currentlyreadinginCO also #botm #botmbacklist #botmbacklog -- down to 23 books to read 🤘 1y
mcctrish Well maybe I need to get my second JH on audio 🤔 1y
AvidReader25 I feel the same. I just started Exiles. 1y
scribo I really liked the symbolism at the end, when the protagonist's literally lends him a hand to step out of the water holding him back from moving on with his life. 2mo
currentlyreadinginCO oh I love that ✨ @scribo 2mo
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JillR
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Outback-noir - is that a thing? Not in this case possibly, as this is set in Tasmania, but I do love Jane Harper‘s books and the sense of place. The previous three were crime/thrillers perhaps, but this one felt more focussed on families, friends, loss, guilt and secrets amidst the claustrophobia of small town life. Kept me hooked to the very end. (Not feeling the cover of this one though. Disappointing)

CarolynM Outback-noir is absolutely a thing, but I agree this one isn't. Chris Hammer, Sarah Bailey, Mark Brandi, Dave Warner are all writing it. I like Jane Harper a lot, but my favourite in the genre is Garry Disher's Hirsch series starting with 1y
JillR Thank you for the recommendations @carolynm ! Will check these out! 1y
squirrelbrain Gosh that is a very generic ‘red coat‘ cover isn‘t it? 1y
JillR @squirrelbrain it is, isn‘t it? I love the covers of her other books but this one just felt generic. I‘m afraid I do judge a book by its cover, and would never have picked this up had I not known the author… 1y
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robinb
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This was my #DoubleSpin and my first Harper book. This was actually two mysteries taking place 10 years apart on a small coastal town. Kieran and his partner and baby are returning home after a long absence for a short visit to pack up his parents for a move. Ten years before, as a teenager during a catastrophic storm, his life was changed by a family tragedy for which he still feels guilt. When a young woman is murdered on the beach, it brings🔻

robinb up memories of a young girl‘s disappearance during that storm. Are they somehow connected, and if so, how? I enjoyed this story. It was suspenseful, there were lots of secrets/suspects, and it kept me guessing. I also enjoyed the descriptions of the locale and legend of The Survivors. However, I did find Kieran‘s deduction of the villain at the denouement a little surprising given the few clues provided. Still a solid read, and I‘ll definitely 🔻 1y
robinb read more from her. @TheAromaofBooks (edited) 1y
TheAromaofBooks I've really enjoyed the books by this author that I've read, although I haven't gotten to this one yet!! 1y
robinb @TheAromaofBooks I‘m looking forward to more. I found this one very atmospheric and loved the lore of the setting. 1y
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AmyG
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@Rachel.Rencher This was just the lovliest book gift. Thank you so much. How lucky I was to win your wonderful giveaway! I read her first book and really enjoyed it so I look forward to this one. Have a wonderful holiday. 😘
#TheBookishCoupleGiveaway

Twainy I enjoyed this book. I‘m currently listening to her ARC of The Exiles. Happy Holidays 🎄 1y
AmyG @Twainy Good to hear! Heappy Holidays to you! 1y
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Decalino
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When Kieran returns home to Evelyn Bay after a long absence, reminders of the tragic events that drove him away are everywhere. After a young woman is found dead, long kept secrets begin to unravel, revealing the truth about that long ago day. Grief and guilt mark this slow burn story of loss in a small coastal town.

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AprilMae
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Thank you @TheAromaofBooks !!! I love it all!!! ❤❤🍁🍁 so sorry I was late opening it, but I am moving so I had to find where I put it lol @Bookgoil @Deblovestoread #LitsyLoveFallSwap

AmyG Pretty socks! 2y
Deblovestoread Great box! Love the little pumpkin 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Hopefully your move is going well!! 2y
Bookgoil Lovely package!! 2y
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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I think I would call this more a dramatic mystery than thriller.. but the ending was unexpected yet plausible and I enjoyed the narrator. First book done for #scarathlon #teamslaughter +16 points - and all the word search points (LOVE the word search!) @Clwojick

Clwojick Great job! 2y
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Jnnlb
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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GypsyKat
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This book ruined my sleep for two nights in a row. So damn good! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Lizpixie She has a new one coming out in September! 2y
MyNamesParadise Her next book is going to be another Aaron Falk novel which I‘m really excited for! In the US I believe it comes out in January. Also, you‘ve got some great books on your shelf there! 2y
GypsyKat @Lizpixie @MyNamesParadise I agave loved all of her books, she‘s an auto-buy author for me! ❤️ 2y
GypsyKat @MyNamesParadise Thank you! 🥰 2y
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Gissy
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3rd book read by this author. Not my favorite but still like how author develops her stories in a slowly way, giving you the opportunity to know more the characters. I like character driven plots. Some parts were some kind predictable. I liked Kieran and how he managed his psychological situations. Also, I enjoy reading with the audiobook, for me, the narrator‘s accent amplify the story atmosphere, I feel emerged in the story, region, culture 4⭐️

Gissy April #BookSpinBingo @TheAtonaOfBooks

#2022ReadingGoals read more books from old tbr

#BacklistReadathon @SarahNightstand (YouTuber) prompt #1-read a book by favorite author (one of them) prompt #2-read a book that is collecting dust (old in tbr) #3 5 star prediction- it wasn‘t at the end🤷🏽‍♀️
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Kangaj1
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This was my #doublespin for March, and it was a hard decision to quit, but by 150 pages in I just did not care. This was also a #NewYearWhoDis pick for me from @Jerdencon. It's my 4th DNF in a row, so I think it's just me these days. At least I got through another #BOTM book. @thearomaofbooks

Erinsuereads Man that's rough! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Look at all these books off the TBR! 😂 2y
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Tineke
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This was a good book. It wasn't as atmospheric as The Dry, but it was still good. I love that she uses this theme of small town secrets in all her books. I would love some more secrets though. I was shocked at what happened between Kieran and his mother. Wow.
Glad to have read this one too.
TBR since February 2nd. 2022; 384 pages.

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Jnnlb
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Susanita
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Another great story from Jane Harper!
#February #12booksof2021

SilversReviews It was my first read by her…I liked it. 2y
Andrew65 This is something I still need to read. 2y
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Valhalla
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rather_be_reading
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Why does trouble always ensue when you go back to your hometown?! This one dragged on a bit but threw some unexpected twists I didnt see coming. Murder has occurred in Evelyn Bay and it drags up a whole lot of past for Kieran and the town.

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rather_be_reading
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What a gorgeous day

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rather_be_reading
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Well thats a wrap on Halloween season. I sat here with my book in between trick or treaters bc we didnt get very many. 😪

BookishMadHatter It was a record high year for my house ... a whopping 7 lol. 3y
rather_be_reading @BooksAndYarn ya i got less than 10 3y
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rather_be_reading
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Fitting in some reading

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rather_be_reading
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Book 196

SomedayAlmost Good one. 3y
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Reviewsbylola
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I‘ve never read 200 books in one year. Never. It‘s been my GR goal for the past three years. In 2019 I almost made it, with 197 books. Last year I was close again, at 194. 2021 started off abysmally with a case of covid and a short-lived reading slump. I remember as the year started, I was feeling so sick and defeated. But here I am on 10/8 having finally met my goal! 🥳🥳🥳

Read-y_Picker OMG AMAZING!! Congrats!!! 🎉 🎉 3y
MommyOfTwo Woohoo! 3y
Mel That is fabulous - congratulations! 🥳 3y
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slategreyskies Yay!! 💥 ✨ 3y
TiredLibrarian Congratulations! 📚💐 3y
Megabooks Congratulations Steph!! 🎉🎉 3y
Nerdy_Bookworm Congratulations Steph!!!! ❤ 3y
Ruthiella Well done!👏👏👏 3y
BarbaraBB That is amazing! Congratulations 🎈 3y
TrishB Well done 😁 3y
MaureenMc 👏🎉👏 3y
BkClubCare Wow!! And still plenty of year remaining!!! 3y
BittersweetBooks Woohooooo 👏🏻 3y
IndoorDame Congratulations!!! 3y
Reggie Wow, great job!!! 3y
LeahBergen Holy 💩! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
CarolynM Congratulations 🎉 3y
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊🎉📚📖 3y
Chrissyreadit Wow!! Congratulations 🙌🎉🙌 3y
Bookzombie Congratulations!!! 3y
rather_be_reading WAY TO GO!! 🎉🎉 3y
vivastory Congrats 👏🎉📚 3y
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ferskner
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Can Jane Harper do any wrong? I didn't love this quite as much as The Lost Man but her damaged characters and focus on their natural environment is still so good.

#pop21 #booksetmostlyorentirelyoutdoors #booked2021 #setinaustralia @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I still need to get to this one 3y
LeeRHarry She really nails the Australian landscape 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage She‘s definitely on my list to read! 3y
ferskner @LeeRHarry I haven't been there but I feel like I can picture it all so well! She's so great. 3y
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JacintaMCarter
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#2021Book61
I've liked all of Harper's books so far, but this might be one of my favorites. She sets up the mystery so almost every character looks suspicious, and you're also never completely sure who you hope is innocent. She also does a great job in this book of making the setting feel almost like another character. The ending felt slightly abrupt, but I did like how she wrote the reveal of the murderer.

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Reagan
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A pick although bordering on so-so. Probably my least favourite of her books so far. Kieran and girlfriend Mia are back in their hometown helping his mom prepare to move out of her home due to her husband‘s rapidly advancing dementia. Of course, Kieran feels immense guilt about an unspoken of until a few chapters in mysterious accident and then there‘s also a disappearance. It‘s a mystery potpourri. Bring back Aaron Falk!!

TNbookworm Yes! Great review👍 3y
CoverToCoverGirl I bailed on this one, couldn‘t contact with any of it. The Dry and The Last Man were excellent though. 3y
Reagan Yeah, I don‘t blame you. Definitely compared to those two, it doesn‘t shine. 3y
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Reagan
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I just realized that this due back in 2 days and has 65 holds on it so buckle up!

I‘ve really enjoyed Jane Harper‘s other books and am reminded to watch The Dry with Eric Bana. Has anyone seen it?

(Special guest appearance by Whiskers on the couch)

LapReader This Aussie has! 3y
Reagan @LapReader is it so good? I‘ve got to track it down! 3y
LapReader I loved it. 3y
LapReader Can send you the DVD if you would like? 3y
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Ncostell
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I finished this at Six Flags while waiting for my kids who were riding the roller coasters. While this was not my favorite of Harper‘s books, it was still a good read set in a beach town in Tasmania. She always does a great job in bringing a strong sense of place to her works which I appreciate.

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OutAndAbout
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I‘m surprised by the mixed reviews on this. I found the characters engaging and the plot well executed. The end was a bit abrupt but closed the key character development and plot lines well. I would definitely recommend to anyone who likes a good mystery, and I will pick up more of harpers work.

AvidReader25 I thought it was excellent! 3y
CarolynM I liked it a lot too. 3y
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DHill
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I‘ve been a fan of Jane Harper since the first. Looking forward to reading her latest novel.

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Aubgurl
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How many books is too many to take on vacation? I‘m sad I‘m going to miss my #botm box by a day, but I think I‘ve got some good books to keep me occupied.

Hooked_on_books There is no such thing as taking too many books on vacation! You need a selection, since who knows what you‘ll feel like reading each day? 3y
Aubgurl @Hooked_on_books so true!! And no one wants to be stuck without a book! 3y
SlytherinBookLady I take a backpack full of books plus my kindle and my book when going on vacation. Ya gotta have some choices 3y
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NikkiKey94
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I have never read a book by Jane Harper but I definitely plan on reading her others after finishing this one! I really enjoyed it and it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I couldn‘t put this book down until I was done! 🌟🌟🌟🌟!

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Macnjen
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I liked this book a lot; Jane Harper is a great author. I love her writing style, suspense and great audio narration.

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TrishB
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#kindleoffer
Some mixed reviews, but 99p 🤷‍♀️

Cinfhen That seems like a good use of #99P 🙌🏻❣️ 3y
Cazxxx I‘ve just bought this too! 😄 3y
TrishB @Cazxxx like @Cinfhen says a good use of 99p! 3y
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charl08 Wow, 99p! 3y
Oryx Yeah this one didn't do it for me and I bailed, but lots loved it. But worth a punt for 99p, you might love it 3y
Oryx I think it might be better on Kindle anyway, I read it on audio, and my main issue was tracking characters. Probably easier in print. 3y
Crazeedi @TrishB not as great as her others, but I think worth the read definitely 3y
Caroline2 I loved all her other books so hoping this one is just as good. 👍 3y
TrishB @charl08 @Oryx @Crazeedi @Caroline2 I‘m much more relaxed at 99p! 3y
CarolynM I liked it, mostly for the atmosphere. 3y
TrishB @CarolynM I‘ve liked her others I‘ve read 👍🏻 3y
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