The Dry (Aaron Falk #1), Jane Harper | spoiler-free book review

After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead.

Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there’s more to Luke’s death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. And Falk will find that small towns have always hidden big secrets.


It is a simple book to begin with. Relaxing, simply but good written The Dry sure is a thriller I won’t forget too easily. Another small town mystery but this one is a good one, it’s presence surface the long gone lies, suspicions and the miserable human behaviour that exist within some people on this planet. The accent is put on Luke’s murder and the murder of his family but you can never forget the one murder that the story starts with. Ellie is Luke and Falk’s friend and she died when they were kids, found in a lake, with no suspects to appear the murder was rulled a suicide but it wasn’t.

The book wants to find the one who killed Luke and his family and the one who killed Ellie, but what if it was a suicide? What if Luke killed his family after all? But why?

I gaved the book 4/5 stars but it’s truly a 5 star one. I just gaved it four because the athmosphere can be depressing and that never does it for me. Totally recommand.


Photos and edit made by my sister 🙂




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