An unpredictable page-turner you won't want to put down

Reese Witherspoon, Actor and producer, @RWitherspoon

One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read ... every word is near perfect

David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Guilty

Jane's remarkable book possesses my two favourite things: Brilliant writing and an Australian setting

Bruna Papandrea, Executive Producer, Gone Girl, Wild

With The Dry, Jane Harper immediately takes her place among the elites in the mystery world

John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author of The Fall

The Dry ... shines a light into the darkest corner of a sunburnt country

Michael Robotham, CWA Gold Dagger winner, bestselling author of Life or Death

Everything you will hear about this book will be true. This is amazing and addictive


WOW. This is THE BEST book I have EVER read. It's one of those books that will stick with you forever


A thrilling, can't-put-it-down read

Adrik Kemp via

Wow. World, you are going to love this book


If her writing was any sharper, it would cut


Jane Harper

Author, The Dry

Jane Harper has worked as a print journalist for 13 years both in Australia and the UK.

The Dry, her first novel, was named Book of the Year and best debut fiction title at Australia's 2017 Indie Book Awards. Rights to The Dry have been sold in more than 20 territories and optioned for a film by Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea's production company, Pacific Standard.
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The Dry reviewed

quotegraphicThe New York Times

Harper has made her own major mark long before any film version (of The Dry) comes along
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quotegraphicThe Guardian

A sense of place so vivid you can almost feel the blistering heat add up to a remarkably assured debut
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quotegraphicSyd Morning Herald

There is about The Dry something mythic and valiant ... a quintessential Australian story beautifully told
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That's Gold!

Jane Harper's The Dry named ABIA Book of the Year

The Dry: ABIA Book of the Year

The Dry named the Australian Book Industry Association's Book of the Year, and General Fiction title of the Year. More...


The pointy end

The Dry makes the short list for the UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger award.

Tour Dates

Jane Harper Australian Tour 2017

Force of Nature

Jane to meet readers and speak about her next novel, Force of Nature. More...

Making news

Force of Nature cover revealed

Force of Nature cover revealed

The Australian cover for Force of Nature, Jane's second novel, is unveiled More...

Jane on BBC Radio 2

Jane on BBC Radio 2

Jane joins Simon Mayo on BBC Radio 2's Book Club to discuss The DryClick here

Indie Book of the Year

Indie Book of the Year

The Dry has been named book of the year at the 2017 Indie Book Awards More...