Jane Harper’s crime thriller The Dry has been chosen as the Saturday
Times’ number one and is currently the highest selling title at Waterstones.
The Dry is a story of desperation, resolution and small-town prejudices, played out against the extremes of life on the land. Amid the most terrible drought to ravage Australia in a century, farmer Luke Hadler is driven to kill his family and himself. As questions keep arising and suspicion casts a long shadow over the parched town, specialist investigator Aaron Falk is forced to confront the community that rejected him twenty years earlier. As Falk probes deeper into the killings, old wounds start bleeding into fresh ones.
The Dry is Jane Harper’s first novel, with rights sold to over twenty territories and film rights acquired by Reese Witherspoon’s production company Pacific Standard. Published in the UK by Little Brown, the novel was recently chosen as Thriller Book of the Month for June and July at Waterstones and named Book of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards. Jane has worked as a print journalist for over thirteen years in both Australia and the UK and now lives in Melbourne.