Book Review

Review: The Dry by Jane Harper

My Thoughts: Thanks to my friend Lindsey for letting me borrow her copy of this book. I had trouble staying focused when I first started reading it. I am not sure if it had to do with the book or was simply because I had so much going on, but it was tough. I didn’t find myself reaching for it in my free time like I would normally do when a book has me hooked. So after awhile of it sitting on my shelf I decided to download the audio version on Audible that is narrated by Stephen Shanahan and I am SO GLAD I did because I loved it! The narration was amazing and I really got a good feeling for what was going on. I found the story very sad from the start but really loved agent Falk. The town was small and had that small town mentality of thinking the law couldn’t touch them there (which was frustrating). Harper did a great job of making me think the killer could literally be anyone in this town. I loved the writing style of going back and forth between the past and the present all the way to the end. I cannot wait to read the next book in this new series!

To purchase the audio version from Audible (which I absolutely recommend you do) CLICK HERE!

Book Blurb: 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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