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The Dry


Winner of the 2017 BookBrowse Debut Novel Award
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Overall, what did you think of The Dry?

Created: 01/02/18

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Posted Jan. 14, 2018 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
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alwaysdaddygirl

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RE: Overall, what did you think of The Dry?

Aloha Samantha,

If I may ask, can you elaborate on your comment you stated regarding" law enforcement in close-knit communities". Is this due to your experience as a public defender and prosecutor (Kudos by the way!)

Just curious, why did you change to a prosecutor?

Again, I am just curious. Mahalo.


Posted Jan. 14, 2018 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
sylviaann

Join Date: 01/14/18

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RE: Overall, what did you think of The Dry?

I found this book difficult to put down until I reached the last page. For a first novel it is outstanding. The author writes in beautiful, descriptive language and, at the same time, keeps socking the reader between the eyes with the revelations that unfold in this terrible story of a brutal family murder in an outback country town - a town that seeps with anger, bitterness, violence, oppressive heat and blow-flies.


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juliaa

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I totally enjoyed the book: read it all in one day and had trouble believing it's a debut novel. Jane Harper can write! I've gone into more detail on another thread, but I urge everyone to read this book. Don't be put off by the prologue.


Posted Jan. 16, 2018 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Janet Smith

Join Date: 07/28/14

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RE: Overall, what did you think of The Dry?

I really liked the book. Kept me guessing and kept me pulling me in deeper and deeper. Could not put the book down.


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Santa Fe Cowgirl

Join Date: 04/14/11

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RE: Overall, what did you think of The Dry?

I loved it. I could not put it down; it took me 2 days to read it. That is how good it is! it was an exciting book to read!


Posted Jan. 17, 2018 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
charleneds

Join Date: 03/21/17

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RE: Overall, what did you think of The Dry?

I thought it was very well done. It was a little slow to begin but I was drawn in and wanted to know what happened. It had a good plot, interesting characters, a twist in the end. The next installment is due to come out and I'm planning on reading it and keeping up with her series.


Posted Jan. 18, 2018 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
tswaine

Join Date: 09/14/11

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RE: Overall, what did you think of The Dry?

I really liked the book! I have been reading more and more mysteries and have been having fun trying to figure out the "who done it" before the truth is revealed. I liked all the characters. And I liked the way the author used flashbacks to tell the story. I will recommend it to all my fellow readers.


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Lerrgoo

Join Date: 03/02/17

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RE: Overall, what did you think of The Dry?

I liked this book and read through it fairly quickly.


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scottishrose

Join Date: 07/24/11

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RE: Overall, what did you think of The Dry?

I thought it was a good read. It keep me interested and involved in what was happening. The main characters were well developed and people that you could learn to love and sometimes not, at the same time. And it did get to the point that I decided to stay up and finish it even though I had to work the next day. I am definitely going to recommend the book to others in my book group.


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