Book Review: The Dry by Jane Harper

Death rarely changes how we feel about someone. Heightens it, more often than not.

Book Rating

3/5

Book Review

I mainly picked up The Dry by Jane Harper because I read that Reese Witherspoon bought the rights to the movie. If she buys the movie rights, then dang, it must be one good book! I wasn’t disappointed by the book at all. It was really good, but maybe a little slow paced for my taste. I stopped about midway through and wasn’t compelled to come back to finish the book for about two weeks. That’s a long time for me.

The characters were believable, the story line was pretty unique for yet another thriller happening in a small town with an unresolved past. One thing that confused me was the interchangeability of using character’s last and first name. One time it would be Falk, and I’d know the character as Falk, but then they would curveball an Aaron in there, and I’d be like who is Aaron? Oh, you mean Falk? It was slightly confusing to start the book back up after a 2-week hiatus and have that interchangeability going on.

As a reader, you follow the characters as they research a case that seems like it’s already been closed. You are with them as they hit dead end after dead end. You feel the disappointment each time with the cops as a loose end they are following suddenly closes. There are some twists that I was surprised by, and I never would have guessed the ending–not for lack of trying! The Dry was a good book, if you like paced-out thrillers that you can’t guess the ending of, definitely give it a try.

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1 Comment

  1. Nice review, interesting looking book. I’m putting together my reading list for next year – have to think about this one.

    Thanks for sharing.

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