Jane Harper & The Dry

Are you familiar with Jane Harper’s debut crime novel, The Dry? There’s been quite a buzz about it recently. Here’s the description from the Web Store.


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 Lukeis 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.


During May, Mystery Month, www.booklistreader.com is running a feature called “Clues to My Crime” by crime fiction authors. If The Dry sounds interesting, you might want to check out the article featuring author Jane Harper in which she discusses the influences on her debut crime novel. You can read the article at https://bit.ly/2pXzxb6

And, you can order a copy of The Dry through the Web Store. https://bit.ly/2qTzgmC