The Dry by Jane Harper

The DryKaren Hadler is found shot dead, then her son Billy and her husband Luke. Their thirteen-month-old daughter Charlotte is the only one in the family still alive. it is considered by the police who were assigned to the case to be straight forward murder-suicide.

Luke’s old friend Aaron returns to the country town for the funeral. Luke’s parents ask him to look further into the case. He is now a federal police officer based in Melbourne. Together with the new local copper, they pursue the queries they have with the case that don’t add up.

Aaron also reflects on the death of his and Luke’s friend Ellie, what really happened to her, and why Luke lied about their whereabouts when she went missing.

Jane Harper’s debut novel is a gripping read that will have you hooked from the start.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia with free sample

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The Australian
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