The Lost Man (Paperback)
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The Lost Man (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 16/05/2019
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After addressing bloody violence in small-town Australia with The Dry, Jane Harper opens up the arid landscape of the outback in her second, unbearably tense, thriller. Crackling with the oppressive heat of its scorched environment, at its heart are a trio of brothers and a mysterious disappearance with a disconcerting lack of suspects.

He had started to remove his clothes as logic had deserted him, and his skin was cracked. Whatever had been going through Cameron's mind when he was alive, he didn't look peaceful in death.

Two brothers meet at the remote border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of the outback. In an isolated part of Australia, they are each other's nearest neighbour, their homes hours apart.

They are at the stockman's grave, a landmark so old that no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron. The Bright family's quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish.

Something had been troubling Cameron. Did he choose to walk to his death? Because if he didn't, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects...

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349142135
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A riveting, deeply atmospheric read' - The Mail

'I read it in 24 hours. It's gripping, atmospheric and ultimately deeply satisfying.' - Val McDermid

'Even better than The Dry. It's so compelling and hypnotic. The setting, the heat, the characters and the pace at which it unravels - just so, so good.' - Sabine Durrant

'The Lost Man is wonderful. Even better than The Dry, making brilliant use of the parched outback as well as an isolated family over an Australian Christmas. Hugely recommended - though be warned, it's even more addictive than Lee Child.' - Amanda Craig 

'The Lost Man is a compulsive, gripping read from start to finish with an atmosphere you can cut with a knife. I was absolutely blown away by it.' - Kate Hamer 

'I don't have words for how much I loved it. Her other two books were amazing, but this is in a different league. It totally transcends genre, and it should win all the prizes.' - Marian Keyes 

'The novel shimmers with the heat of the Australian outback. I was mesmerised by this extraordinary vast brutal place and Harper's minutely observed, subtle and nuanced story within it.' - Rosamund Lupton

'I loved this hugely atmospheric thriller with beautifully-drawn characters.' -  Laura Marshall 

'I ask in earnest: How the hell does she do it? The Lost Man is Jane Harper's third consecutive marvel... and, against long odds, her most marvellous yet, pitting brother against brother, man against nature, reader against the clock. What an extraordinary novel: part family drama, part indelible ode to the outback - a thriller as forceful and atmospheric as a brewing storm. Harper works miracles. We're lucky to witness them.' - A.J. Finn 

'A compelling psychological thriller set against the remorseless sun of the Australian outback, I read it in one sitting, completely immersed in the building tension as a man confronts his family's dark past after the discovery of his brother's body.' - Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange 

'Harper's masterful narrative places readers right in the middle of a desolate landscape that's almost as alien as the moon's surface, where the effects of long-term isolation are always a concern. The mystery of Cam's death is at the dark heart of an unfolding family drama that will leave readers reeling, and the final reveal is a heartbreaker. A twisty slow burner by an author at the top of her game.' - Kirkus 

The Lost Man - An Evening with Jane Harper

The Lost Man - An Evening with Jane Harper

London - Tottenham Court Road
Thursday 11th July 18:30 - 20:30

The chance to meet No 1 international bestelling author, Jane Harper, is a rare treat and FANZA is delighted to be hosting her first ever London event. Join us at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road to welcome this outstanding Australian author and mark opening night of The Lost Man UK tour.

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An Evening with Jane Harper

An Evening with Jane Harper

Nottingham
Saturday 13th July 18:30

Waterstones Nottingham is delighted to welcome thriller sensation Jane Harper ('The Dry', 'Force of Nature', 'The Lost Man') for a very special evening on Saturday 13th July.

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An Evening with Jane Harper - in conversation with Ian Rankin

An Evening with Jane Harper - in conversation with Ian Rankin

Edinburgh - West End
Sunday 14th July 18:00 - 19:30

We are delighted to welcome international best selling author Jane Harper to Edinburgh for a discussion of her novels with Ian Rankin.

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“Dust and harsh temperatures under a monstrous sky.”

“The Lost Man,” is a worthy addition to Jane Harper’s thrillers. At it’s heart is the complicated relationships within this family. It is all consuming. Grief will drive this family apart. Morally complex and well... More

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2 similar books recommended
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“Five stars not enough for this author”

Loved Jane Harper's The Dry and Force of Nature, so could not wait to start reading The Lost Man.

What a rollercoaster
The book starts at a slow pace - introducing the characters, building up the suspense of... More

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“Be immersed in the Australian outback where there are more secrets than people...”

I have loved both Jane Harper novels so far and this, the third is right up there.

She is the Queen of the remote, raw and visceral Australian setting. You’re plunged into the dry, the heat and the lack of human... More

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