Framing the Dialogue

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The Dry

“He knew only what he’d heard on the news along with everyone else. But it was straightforward according to the commentary. The shotgun had belonged to Luke. It was the same one later found clamped into what had been left of his mouth.”

Set in unhospitable Australia, Aaron Falk returns home to attend the funeral of his best friend.  It seems that his friend killed his wife and young son then turned his shotgun on himself.  Falk’s return brings back reminders of a dark past and a young female friend who was found dead many years ago.  The small community hasn’t forgotten or forgiven.

The Lost Man

The Lost Man by Jane Harper takes us to the brutal world of rural Australia.  The land is unforgiving.  The rural community is stunned when one of their own is found far away from his car and safety.  How could this happen to someone who was raised in this world?  The investigation into his death looks like foul play.  His death opens many old wounds as the family and community grieve.