The Survivors (Paperback)
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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 16/09/2021
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A body found on the beach in a small coastal town triggers a chain of questions and tears open old wounds in this powerful, absorbing thriller from the author of The Dry.

Kieran Elliott's life changed forever on a single day when a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences. The guilt that haunts him still resurfaces during a visit with his young family to the small coastal town he once called home.

Kieran's parents are struggling in a community which is bound, for better or worse, to the sea that is both a lifeline and a threat. Between them all is his absent brother Finn.

When a body is discovered on the beach, long-held secrets threaten to emerge in the murder investigation that follows. A sunken wreck, a missing girl, and questions that have never washed away...

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349143743
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'The mistress of Australian noir returns with an emotional story about secrets beneath the surface of apparently respectable small towns...Both a mystery and a subtle examination of character. Once again Harper demonstrates how good she is at portraying the fear and menace that lurk in ordinary lives' - Daily Mail

'Harper takes on board corrosive issues of guilt, memory and responsibility to mesmerising effect' - Financial Times Best Summer Reads 2021

'Australian crime author, Jane Harper, has become an automatic must-read writer for me and her fourth novel, The Survivors, is full of her trademark twists and turns and clever, atmospheric writing' - Sarra Manning, The Best Books to Read this January, Red

'Australian author Harper's debut, The Dry, won a host of awards when it came out in 2017. Her latest, set in a small Tasmanian coastal town, is the same mix of brooding atmosphere and clever plotting' - Good Housekeeping

'Multi-layered, atmospheric and brilliantly written' - The Sun

'Full of those secrets within small communities that she writes so well. Set in a coastal town in Tasmania, this tale is full of atmosphere and intrigue' - Prima

'A new book from Harper is always an event. Starting with The Dry (2016), she has built an international reputation on a series of crime novels set in remote communities in Australia, a genre that has become known as rural noir. For her fourth novel, Harper has turned her attention to a different kind of isolation; a small town battered by the elements on the coast of Tasmania...It is the kind of set-up that Harper handles expertly' - Sunday Times

'The Australian novelist Jane Harper is known for her excellent outback noir novels, in which the harsh, sun-baked expanses of the landscape play as much a part as her protagonists. Her latest, The Survivors, moves the action to the coast of Tasmania, and shows that Harper doesn't need sun and sand to write a compelling, terrifying thriller...Harper goes from strength to strength' - Observer

'Jane Harper's superb new novel The Survivors exhibits all the qualities that make her such a compelling writer: a preoccupation with the clumsy, anxious joys and sorrows of adolescence and the awkward, haunted relationships of old friends who have nothing left in common but the past; an ability to unfold with steady, deliberate, unshowy brilliance a slow-burning family drama that reaches a devastating climax; a deft facility for artful character and plot misdirection; above all, a gift for setting, in this case the cliffside, the beach, the treacherous series of caves, the deserted town itself, all in thrall to the beauty and power and menace of the ocean. Sure-footed, technically impeccable plotting and storytelling ensure the mystery holds until the final pages, when Harper's compassionate eye imbues the novel with a satisfying degree of moral nuance' - Irish Times

'Lulling and startling in turn, The Survivors immerses you from the first line in the secret lives of the population of Evelyn Bay. You won't put this novel down until you've uncovered every last skeleton in the closet. I loved it' - Louise Candlish

'Fundamental to the success of her previous novels such as The Dry has been Jane Harper's subtle mastery of a sense of place, in particular rural Australia...Harper's writing is as unobtrusively effective as ever in setting the scene' - The Times

'Without doubt one of the finest crime writers at work today, a new Jane Harper novel is the highlight of my reading year. She has this knack of painting such beautiful scenes, only to thread them with such menace, such sheer atmospheric terror. Phenomenal' - Chris Whitaker, author of We Begin At The End

'No one does small town secrets better than Jane Harper. Gripping, moving and absolutely compelling, The Survivors is another triumph' - Jane Casey, author of Cruel Acts

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Hardback

“a brilliantly-plotted piece of Australian crime fiction”

The Survivors is the fourth novel by award-winning Australian author, Jane Harper. When Keiran Elliott returns to his small Tasmanian hometown of Evelyn Bay to help his parents pack up their house, not everyone is... More

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“Another masterpiece”

Whenever I finish a Jane Harper book, I spend the next few days on a massive comedown, because now I have to wait for her to write another one. It also feels like leaving Australia again as I am so 'there'... More

Hardback edition
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“A Tasmanian mystery locale”

A murder mystery moving between two generations and taking place at a seaside town on the coast of Tasmania in Australia. Ms. Harper brings us an interesting mystery involving the possible murder of two young girls.... More

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