Plano Reads: The Dry

For February’s Brown Bag Book Club, we’re reading The Dry by Jane Harper. Continue reading to learn more about this title, and join us on Thursday, February 24 at 12 p.m. at Parr Library to discuss.

The Dry: a novel by Jane Harper

Twenty years ago, Aaron Falk and his father left Kiewarra after Aaron was accused of murder. Now, Aaron has been summoned back to the small outback farming community where he grew up to attend the funeral of his best friend Luke, who committed suicide after murdering his wife and child. The same Luke who, twenty years ago, stood by Aaron and was his alibi. Luke’s parents aren’t convinced by the official story and want Aaron to investigate the circumstances of their son’s death. As Aaron searches for answers, he is faced both with a town full of secrets and the suspicions of a community who aren’t certain of his own innocence. The book will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

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book review

“From the ominous opening paragraphs, all the more chilling for their matter-of-factness, Harper, a journalist who writes for Melbourne’s Herald Sun, spins a suspenseful tale of sound and fury as riveting as it is horrific.” – Publishers Weekly, 2016

“A mystery that starts with a sad homecoming quickly turns into a nail-biting thriller about family, friends, and forensic accounting. Debut author Harper plots this novel with laser precision, keeping suspects in play while dropping in flashbacks that offer readers a full understanding of what really happened. The setting adds layers of meaning. A chilling story set under a blistering sun, this fine debut will keep readers on edge and awake long past bedtime.” – Kirkus, 2016


Come join the Brown Bag Book Club at noon on Thursday, February 24, at Parr Library for a discussion of the book.

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