The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Genre: Crime
Source: Little Brown

About The Book

They are at the stockman’s grave, a landmark so old, 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 lose hope and walk to his death? Because if he didn’t, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects…

My Thoughts

This is a slow paced book, to enjoy every page and let to be transported inside this mystery book, with the heat surrounding you and a victim to be discovered…
This is not a book to rush or to read quickly, since the first page you’ll be transported to another world, the world of Nathan, Cameron and Bub; their relation as brothers and their secrets as a family, all families keep secrets, but some are darker than others…
When Nathan and Bub discover the body of his brother in the heat, without nothing around and his car full of water and working quite afar, they only have questions in their mind; why did he not return to the car? was he alone? did he committed suicide? Of course there will be a lot of questions and Nathan will start asking more. He is not a detective, simply a man wanted to know what has happened to his brother, sadly he will not like all the answers he will have…
This is a story about family, the relation between the brothers and their childhood; and the connection between Nathan and his son Xander that is spending the summer with him, their relation is tense, they don’t know each other or trust, maybe this will be their time to connect.
I always love Jane Harper books, and The Lost Man has not disappointed me, Jane has an extraordinary talent to make the reader travel inside the book, with some real characters and a twisted story that makes you think at the end of the story. Really, what else do we need?

About The Author

Jane Harper is international bestselling author of The Dry and Force of Nature. Her third book, The Lost Man, will be realised in October 2018.
Jane 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 Year.
Her books are published in more than 36 territories worldwide, with film rights sold to Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea.
Jane worked as a print journalist for thirteen years both in Australia and the UK, and now lives in Melbourne.