I loved The Dry. Force of Nature is even better ... I adored it

Susie Steiner, bestselling author of Missing, Presumed and Persons Unknown

Jane Harper immediately takes her place among the elites in the mystery world

John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author of The Fall

Harper has already made her own major mark

Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Like The Dry, Force of Nature crackles with suspense; it radiates atmosphere

A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window

Once again Harper manages to touch on something mythic in the Australian experience of the land

Sue Turnbull, Sydney Morning Herald

If her writing was any sharper, it would cut

Australian Jane Harper, author of The Lost Man, The Dry and Force of Nature

Jane Harper


Jane Harper is the author of international bestsellers The Dry, Force of Nature and The Lost Man. Awards include the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel, the British Book Awards Crime and Thriller Book of the Year, the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year and the Australian Indie Awards Book of the Year.
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Force of Nature

Chapter 1 here

The Lost Man reviews

quotegraphicNZ Herald

Not only another superb thriller, but a classic work of fiction by one of the finest novelists now working
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She has totally done it again. The Lost Man is Jane Harper's best novel yet
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quotegraphicSimon McDonald

The Lost Man amply fulfils the promise of its predecessors and sets the bar even higher
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Outback intrigue


days to go

The Lost Man

A mysterious death in the Queensland desert kicks off highly anticipated Aussie thriller. More...


Jane's tour of Oz

Bringing The Lost Man to readers across Australia. More...

As seen on TV

Studio 10 visit

Jane talks The Lost Man with Angela Bishop and Peter Berner. Watch...

Making news

Follow-up finalist

Follow-up finalist

Force of Nature on UK National Book Awards shortlist. Click here

Barry brilliant

Barry brilliant

The Dry wins Best First Mystery award in the US. Click here

Sydney interview

Sydney interview

In conversation with RN's The Hub on Books host Claire Nichols. Click here