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.
“They lived in a land of extremes in more ways than one. People were either completely fine, or very not. There was little middle ground. And Cam wasn’t some tourist. He knew how to handle himself, and that meant he could well have been half an hour up the road, slowed down by the dark and out of range, but snug in his swag, with a cool beer from the fridge in his boot. Or he might not.”
This novel is stark as is the setting. This novel is a page-turner…not action packed, but the emotions and unraveling family history kept me riveted.