It’s official: I’ll read anything by Jane Harper. I’ve really enjoyed her other three books (The Dry, The Lost Man, and Force of Nature, and this newest one was just as good.
Quick summary: Kieran brings his young family back to the coastal town he once called home. His dad’s dementia needs more care than his mom can give, and so Kieran needs to help his mom pack up their house. But when a body is found on the beach, it dredges up a past no one in town really wants to face—least of all Kieran, who’s been carrying guilt over a decades-old mistake.
My thoughts: This is the kind of story you fly through, with the kind of writing that’s so clear it looks like it was easy to write. (FYI: if it’s easy to read, it was probably hard to write.) There’s tension on every page, and as soon as one question is answered, two more appear in its place. You think you’ve figured it out, and then you realize you haven’t. Love this kind of story, a definite must-read.
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