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- Winner of British Book Awards Thriller of the Year 2018 (UK); Long-listed for CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel 2017 (UK); Long-listed for Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2018 (UK)
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The most gripping crime thriller of 2017
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One of the stand-out crime debuts of 2017 * Guardian * Harper's sinuous, expertly crafted narrative is always on shifting sand, leaving the reader almost seasick with uncertainty * Paul Connolly, Metro * Best page-turner of 2017 * Allison Pearson, Telegraph * Forget gloomy, damp Nordic Noir. This is Aussie Arid...A tense, twisting read that Gone Girl producer Reese Witherspoon has already optioned * Event magazine, Mail on Sunday * I share the universal approval of this book: it is gripping, atmospheric and original * Literary Review * This fine crime debut is set in the searing heat of an Aussie outback town that's described so well you'll find yourself taking cold showers to wash off the imagined dust and sweat...Plenty of secrets lurking and waiting to be unearthed in this tense yarn which will have you thirsting for answers and chilled at the atmosphere. The Dry's a winner on all levels * Weekend Sport, Five Stars * Harper's debut is a superior thriller in which the oppressive heat seems to act like a mirage on the very truth itself * Metro * Atmospheric and riveting, this remarkable debut announces a significant new talent * Morning Star * In Jane Harper's debut The Dry, long-held grudges are thrown in the mix to make for an absolute tinderbox - and a cracking read. Harper has delivered a tense, evocative thriller that paints a stark picture of what desperate times can do to a community. She slowly reveals the deep-worn tensions between characters in the small town, and it's this that makes The Dry such a good read . . . tension crackles . . . It's not surprising that Reese Witherspoon's production company, Pacific Standard, has already snapped up film rights for The Dry. It has some decidedly Australian aspects but Harper's basic point - about the desperate things people will do in desperate times - is universal * Adeleide Advertiser * In this exhilarating debut (which won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript), Falk goes back to a town ravaged by feelings of resentment and distrust that are exacerbated by drought . . . A community psychologically and socially damaged, Kiewarra resembles Henry Lawson's bush. Australian novelists such as Harper, in a small and select company, are exploring disquieting, imaginative territories, far from the littoral or metropolis * Weekend Australian * A tightly plotted page-turner that kept me reading well into the night...Harper shines a light on the highs and lows of rural life - the loyalty born of collective endurance in adversity, as well as the loneliness and isolation, and the havoc wrought by small-town gossip. She also explores the nature of guilt and regret, and the impact of the past on the present. In this cracker of a book Harper maintains the suspense, with the momentum picking up as it draws to its nerve-wracking conclusion * Australian Financial Review * A razor-sharp crime yarn dripping in the sights, sounds and smells of the Australian bush...The storytelling is accomplished, with a bald sparseness to the writing that draws you in and characterization that rings resoundingly true...as the action twists and turns, the pace build[s] to a fantastic finale that will leave you breathless * Australian Women's Weekly * It's extremely rare and exciting to read a debut that enthralls from the very first page and then absolutely sticks the landing. Told with heart and guts and an authentic sense of place that simply cannot be faked, The Dry is the debut of the year * C.J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Off The Grid * A firecracker debut . . . Journalist Jane Harper proves literary is often mysterious, with her thriller The Dry capturing readers' attention both for its final twist and its depiction of a hostile small Australian town beset by drought * West Australian * The Dry is one of the most talked-about debuts of the new year....Harper's story is tightly plotted and moves briskly, the tension as brittle and incendiary as the dried-o
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Jane Harper is the author of The Dry, winner of various awards including the 2015 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, the 2017 Indie Award Book of the Year, the 2017 Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year Award and the CWA Gold Dagger Award for the best crime novel of 2017. Rights have been sold in 27 territories worldwide, and film rights optioned to Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea. Jane worked as a print journalist for thirteen years both in Australia and the UK and lives in Melbourne.