Thanks to Flatiron Books for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.
THE LOST MAN – Jane Harper (out now!)
THE DRY was one of my first book reviews with Netgalley and I loved it! We also reviewed FORCE OF NATURE last year, so it’s been fun continuing the tradition with Harper’s books 🙂
My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!
The Aaron Falk series has been incredible with THE DRY and FORCE OF NATURE, but I was excited to see that Jane Harper was coming out with a new standalone novel. I don’t know how she does it, but each book seems to get better and better! Harper does not disappoint with her newest release THE LOST MAN.
In following the rest of Harper’s books, this is incredible atmospheric. It still blows me away at how effortlessly she sets the scene for us and drops us right in the middle of everything. I’ve never been to Australia, but I feel like I could perfectly picture everything she described to us.
I don’t want to give away anything with this mystery but I will say that this is by far my favorite of her novels. Always character driven, we are give such vivid characterizations and the cast is kept small. When it’s a smaller pool of characters you find yourself suspecting everyone and doubting yourself on the ending. This isn’t one of those crazy and twisty thrillers, but rather a suspense building read. A police procedural that doesn’t follow the typical outline we have all come to know, and it was refreshing.
I would highly recommend picking up any of Jane Harper’s books, but THE LOST MAN is perfect for those not wanting to get into a series. The characters, mesmerizing writing, and an engrossing and emotional read – I would suggest picking this one up as soon as you can!