The Dry by Jane Harper - an extract

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Jane Harper has worked as a print journalist for thirteen years both in Australia and the UK. She lives in Melbourne and currently writes for the Herald Sun. Jane is originally from the UK and moved to Australia in 2008. The Dry is her first novel.

Our Radio 2 panel loved The Dry – here are some of their comments:

“This was an immensely enjoyable read which follows two separate mysteries: Did Luke Hadler really murder his family and take his own life? Who killed Ellie Deacon twenty years earlier? A cast of well-drawn secondary characters adds to the interest and is essential to the plot development.”

“A really good crime story with a different setting to many and that setting, a drought ridden Australian bush, was a character in its own right. The atmosphere is a powder keg ready to blow because of the heat and old secrets long buried. I could feel the searing blistering sunshine, see the parched earth and hear the sweat drip.”

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