The Dry by Jane Harper

December 15, 2017 | No comments


What: Murder mystery with links to the past.

Setting: Small town, Australia.

Plot in brief: Federal Agent Aaron Falk return to his hometown to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Luke was Falk’s alibi for the murder of their friend when they were teenagers, and now Luke is thought to have murdered his wife and young son before taking his own life. Falk joins forces with the local detective to figure out what really happened to Luke.

The good: This book has everything you could ever wish for in a murder mystery. The setting is splendid, the characters are diverse and complex, and the story was beautifully presented.

The not-so-good: I have nothing to say. I loved everything about this book, from the first page to the last.

Why I read it: I was intrigued by the description (and the gorgeous cover).

My rating: ★★★★★

Conclusion: One of the best books I have read this year.