FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING NUMBER ONE AUTHOR OF THE DRY
'Addictive storytelling' ANN CLEEVES
'An avalanche of suspense' DAVID BALDACCI
'A fantastic crime writer' BELLA MACKIE
An outstanding novel, a brilliant mystery and a heart-pounding read from the author of The Dry, Force of Nature, The Lost Man and The Survivors.
A mother disappears from a busy festival on a warm spring night.
Her baby lies alone in the pram, her mother’s possessions surrounding her, waiting for a return which never comes.
A year later, Kim Gillespie’s absence still casts a long shadow as her friends and loved ones gather to welcome a new addition to the family.
Joining the celebrations on a rare break from work is federal investigator Aaron Falk, who begins to suspect that all is not as it seems.
As he looks into Kim’s case, long-held secrets and resentments begin to come to the fore, secrets that show that her community is not as close as it appears.
Falk will have to tread carefully if he is to expose the dark fractures at its heart, but sometimes it takes an outsider to get to the truth . . .
Praise for Jane Harper
‘A hugely gifted writer’ MARIAN KEYES
'Exceptional' JANE CASEY
'Outstanding' C.L. TAYLOR
‘Spellbinding’ IAN RANKIN
‘A stunningly atmospheric read’ VAL MCDERMID
‘Brilliantly paced’ SUSIE STEINER
‘I devoured it in a day. Her best yet!’ LIANE MORIARTY
‘Phenomenal’ CHRIS WHITAKER
Once again Harper proves that she is peerless in creating an avalanche of suspense with intimate, character-driven set pieces that are as exquisitely engineered as the inner workings of a Steinway. Harper’s legions of fans will exult in reading Exiles
David Baldacci, bestselling author of The 6:20 Man
While so much egregiously repetitive, flatly written fare holds sway in the crime fiction idiom, it’s a cause for celebration when genuinely accomplished writers energise things. A prime example? Antipodean star Jane Harper... she remains incontrovertibly the reigning queen of Aussie crime fiction.
I loved Exiles, Jane is a hugely gifted writer and her depiction of the relationships in it is masterful
Marian Keyes, bestselling author of Rachel's Holiday