The Lost Man – Jane Harper

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The eldest of three outback brothers, outcast by his local community, struggles to understand how and why his brother died at a lonely outpost in the desert nine miles from his fully stocked and functional vehicle.

I’m calling it – this was my favourite book of 2018, and Jane Harper has cemented herself as one of my favourite Australian authors. Not only is it a bloody good mystery story, it’s a fantastic tale of families and life in the Australian outback. The characters are all brilliantly crafted, and you can just picture the scenes in your mind as you read. It doesn’t matter if you pick who did it before you’re supposed to with a story like that. You keep reading a book like this because you’re invested in the characters, all of them, and how the outcome affects them. 

Highly recommended, and I can’t wait for the next Jane Harper.


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