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The dry : a novel, Jane Harper

The dry : a novel
The dry : a novel
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Jane Harper
"'One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read ... Every word is near perfect.' -- David Baldacci. A small town hides big secrets in The Dry, an atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by award-winning author Jane Harper. After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke's steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn't tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead. Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there's more to Luke's death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. And Falk will find that small towns have always hidden big secrets."--
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The dry
In this highly acclaimed debut novel by an Australian journalist, Melbourne-based federal agent Aaron Falk receives a troubling note from the father of his childhood best friend: "You lied. Luke lied. Be at the funeral." Against a backdrop of the worst drought the small town of Kiewarra has seen in a century, which is causing financial problems for just about everyone, Falk returns to his hometown for the first time since he was a teen. Even though his expertise is in financial crimes and he hasn't talked to Luke in years, he agrees with his friend's dad: Luke didn't kill his wife and daughter and then himself. Teaming up with Raco, the newly arrived local cop, Falk confronts the fallout of 20-year-old false alibis and a long-ago death. Richly detailed and beautifully plotted, The Dry is set to catch fire. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year, 2017.
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, General Fiction Book of the Year, 2016.
  • Davitt Awards, Best Adult Novel, 2017
  • Davitt Awards, Readers' Choice, 2017
  • Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year, 2017
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel, 2017
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D79 2017
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Aaron Falk novels ;
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Jane Harper
The dry : a novel, Jane Harper

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