The Dry, Jane Harper’s first novel, “is so tightly woven and compelling that it seems the work of a novelist in her prime” (NY Times). Luke Hader and his family are found shot to death on their farm in the Australian outback. The locals assume it was a murder-suicide. Luke’s father, however, is not convinced and asks Aaron Falk, Luke’s best friend and now a police officer in Melbourne, to investigate. But Aaron faces hostility from the townspeople who remember that 20 years ago he had been a suspect in the drowning death of a young girl; what saved him from being charged were the alibis Luke and Aaron had given each other—alibis that some residents know were lies.
Quotable"No place is as totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest." - Lady Bird Johnson