Title: The Dry
Author: Jane Harper
Published: 2017
Language: English
Pages: 352
Rating: 3/5

This is the first book in the Aaron Falk series.

Set in Australia, a federal agent travels back to his small hometown for the funeral of his best friend from childhood and finds himself staying to try and figure out what really happened to his friend.

I really enjoyed this book. It's fast-paced, interesting and has a solid mystery.

One of my favorite parts of this book is the setting; it's set in a small town in the middle of a drought, and you can almost feel the heat on your skin. The atmosphere in this book is really something; this murder happened in a small town full of secrets and there's just something creepy about it.

I think the characters are really interesting as well, and I didn't see the reveal coming at all. I do think perhaps most of the characters could've used a little extra something, something that separates these characters from any other characters in any other mystery. It's a well known storyline with well known characters, and although the book does it well and the setting adds something new, it's a story I've seen before.

Like I said though, it was very enjoyable and I do think I'll keep reading this series, because the writing is good and the ambience is great.
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