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Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'WHO REALLY KILLED THE HADLER FAMILY?

'Luke Hadler turns a gun on his wife and child, then himself. The farming community of Kiewarra is facing life and death choices daily. If one of their own broke under the strain, well ...

'When Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk returns to Kiewarra for the funerals, he is loath to confront the people who rejected him twenty years earlier. But when his investigative skills are called on, the facts of the Hadler case start to make him doubt this murder-suicide charge.

'And as Falk probes deeper into the killings, old wounds are reopened. For Falk and his childhood friend Luke shared a secret ... A secret Falk thought long-buried ... A secret which Luke's death starts to bring to the surface ...' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Reports in late 2015 indicated that film rights to the then-unpublished novel had been bought by the film company run by Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea. No further work has been undertaken on the film as yet.
  • Dedication: To my parents, Mike and Helen, who always read to me.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Macmillan Australia , 2016 .
      470902978410786559.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 342p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 31 May 2016
      ISBN: 9781743548059

Works about this Work

Write Words Win Chelsea Clark , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 May 2016; (p. 36)

— Review of The Dry Jane Harper 2016 single work novel
'Books When Jane Harper put her debut novel up for an award she hoped for feedback, but she won, and scored a film deal. First-time authors often talk about the “journey” of writing their debut novel. Frequently it involves a love of story-­telling as a child, endless journal writing, pages and pages of short stories, first drafts and the seemingly never-ending struggle of getting ­noticed by a publisher.None of that is the experience of Jane Harper, whose first novel, The Dry, is ­released on Wednesday.'
Small-Town Secrets Amanda Ellis , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 7 June 2016; (p. 6)

— Review of The Dry Jane Harper 2016 single work novel ; Out of the Ice Ann Turner 2016 single work novel
Unpleasantville Chris Flynn , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 382 2016; (p. 51)

— Review of The Dry Jane Harper 2016 single work novel
Outback Murder with Mythic Overtones Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 11-12 June 2016; (p. 24) The Sydney Morning Herald , 11-12 June 2016; (p. 24)

— Review of The Dry Jane Harper 2016 single work novel
The Dry Review: Jane Harper's Hot Crime Debut Is Mythic and Valiant Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 9 June 2016;

— Review of The Dry Jane Harper 2016 single work novel
'Every now and then an Australian crime novel comes along to stop your breath and haunt your dreams. The Broken Shore by Peter Temple was one, Bitter Wash Road by Garry Disher another. Both are books that capture something profound about the Australian landscape and the people who inhabit it. Both are not just great crime fiction, but great Australian novels. The Dry by Jane Harper is another. ...'
Jane Harper, The Dry JF , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 11 June 2016;

— Review of The Dry Jane Harper 2016 single work novel
Well Read : Debut Crime Writers Crack the Case Margot Lloyd , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 May 2016; (p. 36)

— Review of The Dry Jane Harper 2016 single work novel ; Ghost Girls Cath Ferla 2016 single work novel
Jane Sullivan Laments the Lack of Australians in a Hymn to Female Crime Writers Jane Sullivan , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 29 July 2016 2016;
'Raymond Chandler famously advised fellow crime writers that when in doubt, they should have a man come through a door with a gun in his hand. When today's crime writers are in doubt, they have a woman come through the door with a passive-aggressive zinger on her lips. ...'
Crime Scene : Jane Harper The Dry Karen Chisholm , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , August 2016;

— Review of The Dry Jane Harper 2016 single work novel
Crime Q and A in the Suburbs Clive Hodges , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2016; (p. 22)
'gr reader CLIVE HODGES recently attended a Q&A session at Riverbend Books in the Brisbane suburb of Bulimba with Melbourne writer Jane Harper, author of The Dry. Jane talked about deadlines, a movie adaptation and one attendee asked if the book would pass the Bechdel Test.'
Horror in the Outback : Jane Harper, Charlotte Wood and the Landscape of Fear Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 19 October 2016;
'From Hanging Rock to Bitter Wash Road, the Australian bush has long provided writers with a backdrop of terror. A new wave of crime fiction is taking it up a notch.'
Rural Murder Manuscript Wins Journalist $15,000 Prize Jason Steger , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 May 2015;
'Jane Harper has taken a significant stride in the footsteps of some of Australia's most successful recent authors by winning this year's Victorian Premier's Literary Award for her unpublished manuscript, The Dry...'
Adelaide Film Scene Produces the Goods 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 29 December 2015; (p. 13)
Write Words Win Chelsea Clark , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 May 2016; (p. 36)

— Review of The Dry Jane Harper 2016 single work novel
'Books When Jane Harper put her debut novel up for an award she hoped for feedback, but she won, and scored a film deal. First-time authors often talk about the “journey” of writing their debut novel. Frequently it involves a love of story-­telling as a child, endless journal writing, pages and pages of short stories, first drafts and the seemingly never-ending struggle of getting ­noticed by a publisher.None of that is the experience of Jane Harper, whose first novel, The Dry, is ­released on Wednesday.'
Small-Town Secrets Amanda Ellis , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 7 June 2016; (p. 6)

— Review of The Dry Jane Harper 2016 single work novel ; Out of the Ice Ann Turner 2016 single work novel
Unpleasantville Chris Flynn , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 382 2016; (p. 51)

— Review of The Dry Jane Harper 2016 single work novel
Outback Murder with Mythic Overtones Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 11-12 June 2016; (p. 24) The Sydney Morning Herald , 11-12 June 2016; (p. 24)

— Review of The Dry Jane Harper 2016 single work novel
The Dry Review: Jane Harper's Hot Crime Debut Is Mythic and Valiant Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 9 June 2016;

— Review of The Dry Jane Harper 2016 single work novel
'Every now and then an Australian crime novel comes along to stop your breath and haunt your dreams. The Broken Shore by Peter Temple was one, Bitter Wash Road by Garry Disher another. Both are books that capture something profound about the Australian landscape and the people who inhabit it. Both are not just great crime fiction, but great Australian novels. The Dry by Jane Harper is another. ...'
Jane Harper, The Dry JF , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 11 June 2016;

— Review of The Dry Jane Harper 2016 single work novel
Well Read : Debut Crime Writers Crack the Case Margot Lloyd , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 May 2016; (p. 36)

— Review of The Dry Jane Harper 2016 single work novel ; Ghost Girls Cath Ferla 2016 single work novel
Crime Scene : Jane Harper The Dry Karen Chisholm , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , August 2016;

— Review of The Dry Jane Harper 2016 single work novel
Rural Murder Manuscript Wins Journalist $15,000 Prize Jason Steger , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 May 2015;
'Jane Harper has taken a significant stride in the footsteps of some of Australia's most successful recent authors by winning this year's Victorian Premier's Literary Award for her unpublished manuscript, The Dry...'
Adelaide Film Scene Produces the Goods 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 29 December 2015; (p. 13)
Jane Sullivan Laments the Lack of Australians in a Hymn to Female Crime Writers Jane Sullivan , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 29 July 2016 2016;
'Raymond Chandler famously advised fellow crime writers that when in doubt, they should have a man come through a door with a gun in his hand. When today's crime writers are in doubt, they have a woman come through the door with a passive-aggressive zinger on her lips. ...'
Crime Q and A in the Suburbs Clive Hodges , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2016; (p. 22)
'gr reader CLIVE HODGES recently attended a Q&A session at Riverbend Books in the Brisbane suburb of Bulimba with Melbourne writer Jane Harper, author of The Dry. Jane talked about deadlines, a movie adaptation and one attendee asked if the book would pass the Bechdel Test.'
Horror in the Outback : Jane Harper, Charlotte Wood and the Landscape of Fear Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 19 October 2016;
'From Hanging Rock to Bitter Wash Road, the Australian bush has long provided writers with a backdrop of terror. A new wave of crime fiction is taking it up a notch.'
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