It hasn’t rained in Kiewarra for two years. Tensions in the farming community become unbearable when three members of the Hadler family are discovered shot to death on their property. Everyone assumes Luke Hadler committed suicide after slaughtering his wife and six-year-old son.
Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk returns to his hometown for the funerals and is unwillingly drawn into the investigation. As suspicion spreads through the town, Falk is forced to confront the community that rejected him twenty years earlier. Because Falk and his childhood friend Luke Hadler shared a secret, one which Luke’s death threatens to unearth …
An award-winning novel that was praised by the New York Times as ‘a breathless pageturner’, by David Baldacci as ‘one of the most stunning debuts [he’s] ever read’, by Ian Rankin as ‘spellbinding’, by Publishers Weekly as a ‘a suspenseful tale of sound and fury’, and by John Hart, New York Times bestselling author of Redemption Road as a novel ‘so tightly woven and compelling it seems the work of a novelist in her prime’, The Dry is a stellar debut from Australian author Jane Harper.