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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Review: The Dry by Jane Harper

The Dry by Jane Harper
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Publishes January 10, 2017 

Aaron Falk has been away from Kiewarra for 20 years, taken away after events resulting in a shared secret with his best bud, Luke. Aaron returns to attend Luke, and his family's, funeral. All signs point to Luke shooting his wife, eldest child and then turning the gun on himself - leaving behind his youngest, baby Charlotte.

"You lied. Luke like." Someone knows his secret and Aaron gets roped into looking deeper into these killing, bringing up memories of his past, the secrets laid within and stirring up more revelations that threaten to tear apart this small little town. Emotions are already at a high considering the long time drought that is threatening the livelihood of all.

Mostly we see the story unfold through Aaron's eyes with some flashbacks through various perspectives. While a fairly somber story, the author really builds each character. I saw everything play out with clarity in my mind as I was reading. And then WHAM - I did not see that ending coming. A left turn here, a twist there - extremely well written, character driven and a book that's hard to put down. A must read for crime lovers for 2017.

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Big thank you to Flatiron Books for a copy of this book in return for an honest review.   

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