The Dry (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
432
Utgivningsdatum
2017-06-01
Utmärkelser
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)
Förlag
Abacus
Dimensioner
193 x 135 x 27 mm
Vikt
344 g
ISBN
9780349142111
The Dry (häftad)

The Dry

The most gripping crime thriller of 2017

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'One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read...Read it!' David Baldacci WINNER OF THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS CRIME THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 WINNER OF THE CWA GOLD DAGGER AWARD 2017 Amazon.com's #1 Pick for Best Mystery & Thriller 2017 The Gold Australian Book Industry Award for Book of the Year Australian Book Industry Award for Fiction Book of the Year WATERSTONES THRILLER OF THE MONTH THE SIMON MAYO RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB CHOICE SUNDAY TIMES CRIME THRILLER OF THE MONTH 'Packed with sneaky moves and teasing possibilities that keep the reader guessing...The Dry is a breathless page-turner' Janet Maslin, New York Times WHO REALLY KILLED THE HADLER FAMILY? I just can't understand how someone like him could do something like that. Amid the worst drought to ravage Australia in a century, it hasn't rained in small country town Kiewarra for two years. Tensions in the community become unbearable when three members of the Hadler family are brutally murdered. Everyone thinks Luke Hadler, who committed suicide after slaughtering his wife and six-year-old son, is guilty. Policeman Aaron Falk returns to the town of his youth for the funeral of his childhood best friend, and is unwillingly drawn into the investigation. As questions mount and suspicion spreads through the town, Falk is forced to confront the community that rejected him twenty years earlier. Because Falk and Luke Hadler shared a secret, one which Luke's death threatens to unearth. And as Falk probes deeper into the killings, secrets from his past and why he left home bubble to the surface as he questions the truth of his friend's crime. And if you loved The Dry and Force of Nature, pre-order The Lost Man by Jane Harper now
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I discovered The Dry by Jane Harper earlier this year and felt the extreme heat and parched earth of the story -- Will Dean, author of Black Pines 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 mo

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Jane Harper is the author of the international bestsellers The Dry and Force of Nature. Her books are published in more than 36 territories worldwide, with film rights sold to Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea. Jane has won numerous top awards including the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel, the British Book Awards Crime and Thriller Book of the Year, the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year and the Australian Indie Awards Book of the Year. Jane worked as a print journalist for thirteen years both in Australia and the UK and now lives in Melbourne.