Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Dry-A Book Review

Overview From Barnes and Noble

“A breathless page-turner, driven by the many revelations Ms. Harper dreams up…You’ll love [her] sleight of hand…A secret on every page.” —The New York Times

“One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read… Every word is near perfect.” —David Baldacci

A small town hides big secrets in The Dry, an atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by award-winning author Jane Harper.After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead.Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there’s more to Luke’s death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. And Falk will find that small towns have always hidden big secrets

I listened to this book on Audible. And I loved it. Each character was fully developed and fascinating. The book is mainly about solving the murder of Luke, Agent Aaron Falk's best friend from high school, and his wife and son, leaving only the infant daughter alive. But it delves into the back story from years ago when Falk and his father left town, under the suspicion of having something to do with the death of Falk's high school girlfriend. The story takes place in Kiewarra, Australia, a farming community that has been ravaged by the worst drought in years. This becomes very important at the end of the story.
The person who read the story on Audible had a thick (at times hard to understand) Australian accent. I love this kind of book. I LOVED this book. I am giving it 4 1/2 **** stars. It is that kind of book!  Thank you Allison for another great recommendation.   


  1. Thanks for the mention. Got some great reviews on Goodreads so I am adding it to the list.

    1. I enjoyed it very much. And it is this authors debut novel

  2. With such glowing review, I'll be thinking about adding this to my very long tbr list.

  3. I bet the accent helped build the atmosphere of the novel. That's one of the great things about audiobooks.

  4. It's on my book club list this month so I tried to reserve it at the library - I'm #5 in the queue so I don't think I'll be getting it anytime soon. It sounds like a good book so hopefully I'll get to read it at some point.

  5. I have some selections on Audible to choose. Thanks for the recommendation.


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