The compelling new novel from Jane Harper, the New York Times bestselling author of The Dry.
Kieran Elliott's life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences.
The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit with his young family to the small coastal town he once called home.
Kieran's parents are struggling in a ...more
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A murder of young art student threatened the cocooned safety of coastal town by bringing out buried secrets, lies, guilt, injustice, wrong punishments, regrets of the past related with the big storm which took away three people’s lives and traumatized their families’ lives forever!
“She could-almost-have been one of The Survivors.”
The Survivors is a character study centered around a murder linked to a mystery of the past.
Evelyn Bay, a small coastal town in Tasmania, has seen its fair share of tragedy. 12 years ago, two young men were lost during a tragic accident at sea during a tumultuous storm, while at the same time, a teenage girl went missing never to be seen again. In the present, the man who is to blame for the accident at sea returns home ...more
I am feeling both happy and sad. I’m happy that this new Jane Harper novel is every bit as good as her previous novels but sad that I will have to now wait for her next one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was a bit surprised that this book was set on the Tasmanian coast after reading The Dry and The Lost Man. I never knew I could see beauty in the Australian outback until I read those books. But Ms. Harper is a master of atmosphere and I quickly found myself caught up in the new setti ...more
Thirty year old Kieran Elliott and his girlfriend, Mia, have returned to their coastal hometown, Evelyn Bay, to help Kieran's mother pack so that his father can be moved to a long term dementia residence. Twelve years ago, Evelyn Bay was the site of a sudden devastating storm that took lives, destroyed property, and caused untold psychological damage to numerous residents. Now, on the heels of Keiran and Mia's return to the tow ...more
Thirty year old Kieran Elliott and his girlfriend, Mia, have returned to their coastal hometown, Evelyn Bay, to help Kieran's mother pack so that his father can be moved to a long term dementia residence. Twelve years ago, Evelyn Bay was the site of a sudden devastating storm that took lives, destroyed property, and caused untold psychological damage to numerous residents. Now, on the heels of Keiran and Mia's return to the town, a young woman's body is found on the b ...more
This woman 𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙡𝙮 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬𝙨 𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙩𝙤 𝙬𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙚
𝘛𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘨𝘰 𝘒𝘪𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘯'𝘴 𝘵𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵-𝘬𝘯𝘪𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘢 𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘨𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴.
𝘕𝘰𝘸 𝘩𝘦'𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘥, 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 a 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘶𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩.
This is a slow (and I mean slooowwww) burn, character driven mystery.
For me the best thing about this book is how realistic the characters are. Their actions and dialog are genuine and relatable. I ...more
And I'm not just throwing "atmospheric" around because I think it sounds good. This is what makes Jane Harper's books so good for me, and it was the same with The Dry, Force of Nature and The Lost Man. Her settings are almost alive; almost characters in their own right. Here, the author takes us to the little coastal town of Evelyn Bay in Tasmania, and I swear I could feel the salt s ...more
Kieran and Mia return to this small seaside resort with their baby daughter, years after leaving to pursue their careers in Sydney. They are visiting Kieran’s parents who are dealing with the ...more
Maybe I'm just not feeling crime novels like I used to.
Maybe I've been too spoiled lately with unique stories.
Maybe too much reading has left me jaded.
Whatever the reason, I found this frustrating and slow and ultimately disappointing.
Setup: A whole bunch of secrets in a small Tasmanian coastal town, and Kieran digging through the past while we all try to work out who's responsible for the recent death of a girl.
The Good Bits
I can't argue about Jane Harper's ability ...more
I think it was maybe the lack of tension. Someone in the town was obviously the murderer but eventually they would get caught and that would be that. There were red herrings aplenty but I was pretty sure who it was not going to be so I could relax and enjoy the descriptions of beautiful Tasmania and those cold, cold waves lapping onto the beach and into the caves.
I did get nervous occasionally ...more
A slow burn mystery that is just oozing with atmosphere.
Kieran returns to the small Australian town of Evelyn Bay to help his mother and father move out of his childhood home. He brings along his girlfriend, Mia, and their baby daughter, Audrey. While Kieran has visited sporadically over the years, he’s never gotten over the storm 12 years prior.
On that unfortunately fateful day, a terrible storm rocked the community. As the storm raged, two people ended up dying, and a 1 ...more
Kieran has returned home with his young family to help his parents move. His father is suffering from early onset dementia. Kieran has been gone almost twelve years, since a bad decision on his part led to the death of his brother and friend during a ...more
In this new mystery, Harper returns to the themes that worked so well in her debut: a man returns to his tiny hometown to find that neither the community nor his family have forgotten or forgiven his involvement in a past tragedy—and that's before a fresh crime brings painful memories raging back.
The atmosphere took this book from 4-star to 5-star read for me. Much of the ...more
Jane Harper has cemented herself as a wonderful mystery crime writer, and her latest book The Survivors is a compelling story of grief, guilt and secrets that conceal the truth of events that rocked a community twelve years previously. Kieran Elliott has returned to Evelyn Bay, a small coastal town in Tasmania with his partner Mia and their daughter Audrey. Kieran has tortured himself since the day of the storm twelve years ago when his older brother, Finn and his friend, Toby died at sea ...more
It had that movie panoramic visual going on.....
“The sea swelled again, and this time the drag of the undertow was strong enough that he t ...more
A tiny coastal town struggles with the past, when twelve years ago two young lives were lost at sea. And a third simply disappeared. Mystery and questions still linger surrounding their deaths.
Now the waters have claimed a new victim. Is it possible all these deaths could be tied together? Or maybe just pure coincidence?
Once again, the community is forced to re-live and come to grips with yet another loss.
It’s during this time that Kieran and his wife Mia are making plans to return to thei ...more
On the same day, 14 year old Gabby disappeared.
Her purple backpack filled with waterlogged library books will wash up on the shore two days later.
It had been the worst storm in eighty years.
At the very tip of the furthest rocks, jutting out from the caves to the sea, stood “The Survivors”-three life sized iron figures, which stood guard, side ...more
Chilling. Engrossing. Mysterious. Atmospheric.
Jane Harper knows how to write intensely atmospheric stories. She builds foreboding tension and suspense from the very start that keeps you captivated and hanging on until the very end. This book was no exception in that regard and it finished with a twisty, intense and unexpected ending which left me a satisfied reader.
The part that was lacking for me in this novel was the characters. I didn’t particularly like any of them which negatively ...more
Out at Sea, “The Survivors” can be seen off the caves; three life-size statues, standing guard facing the Mary Minerva which sank over a century ago.
In the newest novel by Jane Harper, the past and the preside collide for Kieran Elliott upon returning home to Evelyn Bay, Tasmania, a place he once called home.
A place he hasn’t returned to in a long time. For good reason. Kieran Elliott isn’t exactly welcome you see. Ten years prior, during one of the worst storms i ...more
This is a story of grief, guilt and blame which weighs heavily on people and this is depicted really well and at times, very movingly. As you would expect from Jane Harper this is extremely well written and is an excellent portra ...more
Kieran had a sudden flash of her, so different from this. Running through the spray after Audrey's hat, looking out at the sea and laughing in frustration.
ABOUT 'THE SURVIVORS': Kieran Elliott's life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devast ...more
The Survivors takes places in Evelyn Bay, a small coastal community in Tasmania. Twelve years ago, there was a sudden storm during which two men were killed and a girl disappeared. Those lives lost have haunted the residents of this town ever since, but none more so than Kieran Elliott, the younger brother of one of the dead. In the present, he returns home with his girlfriend, Mi ...more
“The waves were monstrous. He was tossed upward, then pulled so deep he couldn’t tell which way to fight for the surface. He didn’t know how long he was under. Long enough that his lungs were empty in a way he had never felt before. And then, suddenly, where there had been nothing but water, there was rock. Hard and brutal, it hurtled toward him with enough force to make his teeth rattle. When the water pulled back, Kieran was still chest down, his face slick against the solid surface.”
Kieran Elliott, his girlfriend, Mia and their infant daughter, Audrey have returned to his hometown to help his mother pack up her home. His father is being moved to a home where he will receive proper treatment for his dementia and his moth ...more
Welcome to Evelyn Bay on the Tasmanian coast.. Kieran grew up here but left for a life in Sydney. Now he returns to help his mother ...more
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Jane is a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller, and has won numerous top awards including the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year, the Australian Indie Awards Book of the Year, the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel, and the British Book Awards Crime and Thriller Book of the ...more