5 /10

The Lost Man

by Jane Harper

Snappy Review

Fantastic! A dysfunctional family, a mysterious death and the hot and unforgivable outback. It’s a dry and dusty read that will have you shaking the dirt from the pages, while keeping you on the edge of your seat. A slow burn.

Book Synopsis

The man lay still in the centre of a dusty grave under a monstrous sky.

Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of outback Queensland. They are at the stockman’s grave, a landmark so old, no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last chance for their middle brother, Cameron.

The Bright family’s quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish. Something had been troubling Cameron. Did he lose hope and walk to his death? Because if he didn’t, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects…

For readers who loved The Dry and Force of Nature, Jane Harper has once again created a powerful story of suspense, set against a dazzling landscape.