24 July 2017

Review: The Dry by Jane Harper

I know I'm late to the party but I just finished reading The Dry by Jane Harper and can honestly say it is worth the hype. 

Despite having a copy for 11 months (thanks to my GoodReads Melbourne catch-up in August last year) and watching it win the Indie Book of the Year, Indie Book of the Year Debut Fiction for 2017 and ABIA Book of the Year, I've only just read The Dry now. It happens to the best of us doesn't it? Great books lingering in our TBR pile for too long.

Well, it's no secret this is a debut Australian crime fiction novel and other readers agree it's fantastic. Having grown up in a small country town myself, I found the rural setting, the characters and the dialogue instantly Australian and recognisable without being cliche or over the top. The writing is flawless and it's hard to believe this is a debut novel.

Rumours are that The Dry will make it onto the big screen thanks to Reese Witherspoon, but until then, you can read the first chapter of The Dry by Jane Harper here

I can highly recommended The Dry and Jane Harper is definitely an Aussie author to watch. I'll be lending it to my Dad next while waiting with baited breath for the next in the series, Force of Nature.

My rating = *****

Carpe Librum!

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  1. Just ordered a copy. Haven't seen any bad reviews. This one tossed me.Thanks.

  2. Thanks May, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


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