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

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quotegraphicThe Sunday Times

Force of Nature returns to the severe, unforgiving territory of the bush — and it is even more impressive than The Dry
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quotegraphicChicago Tribune

Harper, anything but a flash in the pan, has again raised the bar for emerging crime writers
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quotegraphicEvening Standard

A heady brew that sends the reader reeling. Once again Harper leaves you gagging to know who did what
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Out now

Force of Nature US UK

Force of Nature US, UK

Follow-up to The Dry launched in the United States and United Kingdom. More...


New format

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

Making news

The Dry shortlisted

The Dry shortlisted

Jane's Aussie thriller a finalist at the British Book Awards. Click here

Jane on BBC Radio 4

Jane on BBC Radio 4

Mariella Frostrup interviews Jane on the release of Force of NatureClick here

Gold Dagger win

Gold Dagger win

The UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger goes to The DryMore...