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


Jane Harper


Jane is one of Australia’s leading fiction authors. Her first novel, The Dry, won a multitude of awards including the UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger and ABIA Australian Book of the Year. Film rights have been optioned to Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea.
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Force of Nature

NEW: Chapter 1 here


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

Something mythic and valiant ... a quintessential Australian story beautifully told
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Out soon

Jane Harper on Studio 10

Force of Nature US, UK

United States (Flatiron): February 6
United Kingdom (Little, Brown): February 8


New format

Paperback edition of The Dry on sale in the United States.

Indies 2018

Following up

Force of Nature on Best Fiction shortlist. More...

Making news

Gold Dagger win

Gold Dagger win

Jane wins the UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for The Dry  More...

The perfect crime

The perfect crime

The Dry wins three of Australia's most prestigious crime writing awards. 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