The Dry

Jane Harper

Shelfie Score: 37%

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Publisher: Hachette UK
Pages: 352


Who really killed the Hadler family? In the small town of Kiewarra, it hasn’t rained for two years. Swept up in the worst drought to ravage Australia in a century, the town crackles with seething malice and unvoiced grudges. Tensions in the community are at breaking point when three members of the Hadler family are suddenly brutally murdered. Everyone thinks Luke Hadler, who committed suicide after slaughtering his wife and six-year-old son, is guilty, but is he just an easy scapegoat? Policeman...

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I really enjoyed this solid murder mystery. The setting and characters were all very interesting and the story kept me guessing until the end. This would be a good book to get a mystery lover out of a reading slump. It isn't overly long and the story is fast paced so the pages keep turning.


Bookaxe Characteristics for The Dry

Character and Plot:

Characters in depth

Fast-paced plot

Language and Style:

Straight to the point

Language and style central

New Information:

Pure entertainment

Introduces you to new ideas


Explores the darker side of life
Light-hearted and optimistic


No swearing or violence etc
Frequent swearing and violence etc

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