01 January 2017

The Dry ~ Jane Harper

*** LIKE ***

A crackling read that races like a grassfire.

A page turner, a beach read, whatever ... a sweep-you-along read.  It wasn't littered with ridiculous red herrings but kept you guessing and thinking.  Small town values in rural Australia were well presented : the lies, the cliques, the mistrust, the sense of menace.  Characterisation was tight and believable.