The Dry - Jane Harper

Staff Pick

Suspense simmers The Dry, a thrilling debut mystery by Jane Harper, set in the drought ridden sticks of Australia. The arid air and unforgiving barrens mirror the small town of Kierwarra in shock, yet again, from murder. After being run out of Kierwarra as a teenager, Aaron Falk returns as a middle-aged federal agent to investigate this triple homicide—its victims including the mother and son of his childhood friend, Luke, who is suspected of committing murder suicide. Aaron, burdened by present grief and a past that's made him prodigal pariah, must see beyond tar and feathers to solve the crime of The Dry.