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The Lost Man by Jane Harper
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bookshelves: booksparks-wrc2019, 2019-bookshelf, flatiron-books, family-dynamic, suspense

#partner Thank you Booksparks, Jane Harper and Flatiron Books for my free copy of The Lost Man.

So I went into The Lost Man blind. I had never read a Jane Harper novel before but had heard the hype behind her novels. I am here to say The Lost Man lived up to the Jane Harper hype.

Jane draws you into the Australian outback and you feel like you are there. You understand how desolate the landscape is and how hard life can be. She paints such a picture you can almost feel the heat and isolation. She also explains the Outback floods without the rain or the actual floods.

The book starts out and you find Cameron Bright dead in the Outback at The Stockman's Grave. Cameron's death brings his brother Nathan back to the family Station. Nathan over the years has become an outcast and with his homecoming you can feel the tension. Harper knows how to make you feel with her writing. You feel the family dynamic shift with Cameron's death. You see Nathan's fall from grace and you see how charismatic Cameron is.

This book is twisty but not in the traditional sense of a suspense novel. Harper draws you in and slowly reveals bits and pieces of the Bright's past that helps you understand Cameron's death. You will be surprised by the ending. I love that this book isn't your traditional suspense novel. It is a slow burn with a few surprise twist.

Pick up this book because Jane Harper can do no wrong. Pick up this book because you want to be surprised. Pick up this book if you love luscious description in your novels. Pick up this book if you want to be blown away.

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Reading Progress

October 28, 2018 – Shelved
October 28, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
February 12, 2019 – Started Reading
February 16, 2019 – Shelved as: booksparks-wrc2019
February 16, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019-bookshelf
February 16, 2019 – Shelved as: flatiron-books
February 16, 2019 – Shelved as: family-dynamic
February 16, 2019 – Shelved as: suspense
February 16, 2019 – Finished Reading

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