Five women go into the bush on a weekend team-building exercise. Only four come out. What happened to Alice?
This is Jane Harper’s second book, and I must admit I enjoyed it more than the first. The Dry, her debut, was great; a small-town murder mystery set in drought-stricken rural Australia. I very much enjoyed that one, but I had it solved way too early. Force of Nature had me baffled, though. It has everything I love about a good murder – a limited cast of suspects, determined but fallible detectives, a great setting, and that alternating point of view thing that keeps you needing to read just one more chapter. I’m now a Jane Harper fan.