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THE DRY JANE HARPER BLOG TOUR

January 9, 2017

9781408708170

THE DRY JANE HARPER

Australia is in the grip of its worst drought in a century.and  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.

IN A TOWN WITHOUT RAIN, SOME SECRETS ARE NEVER WASHED AWAY.

You know, I look at Luke Hadler and on the surface he had it all great wife, two kids, decent enough farm, respected in his community. Why would a man like that turn around one day and destroy his family? It makes no sense. I just can’t understand how someone like him could do something like that.

Falk, rubbed a hand over his mouth and chin. It felt gritty. He needed a shave.

Luke lied. You lied.

Raco, he said There’s something about Luke you need to know.

The Dry is a story of desperation, resolution and small-town prejudice,played out against the blistering extremes of life in a ravaged land.

THE DRY BY JANE HARPER; THE FIRST FEW LINES 

Prologue

It wasn’t as though the farm hadn’t seen death before, and the blowflies didn’t discriminate. To them there was little differences between a carcass and a corpse.

MY REVIEW

 

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A good thriller to make your stomach churn over. Set in a small town of Kiewarra. In the farmhouse, first on the scene was the flies that swarmed in the heat as the blood pooled black over the titles and carpet. Three members of the Hadler family are brutally murdered. Luke Hadler had it all a great wife, and a six-year old son. It looked like Luke had slaughtered his wife and child and then committed suicide after. As questions mount and suspicion spreads through the town, policeman Aaron Falk probes deeper into the killings of the bodies found of Luke, Karen and Billy Hadler. It’s time for Policeman Aaron Falk to investigate the truth of his friend’s crime.

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