The Lost Man is Jane Harper's third consecutive marvel... and her most marvelous yet

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

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

In The Lost Man, Jane Harper surpasses her achievement in The Dry

Weekend Australian

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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The Lost Man

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The Lost Man reviews

quotegraphicNZ Herald

A classic work of fiction by one of the finest novelists now working.
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quotegraphicSyd Morning Herald

Jane Harper's third novel seals her spot as one of the best.
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She has done it again. The Lost Man is Jane Harper's best novel yet.
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Outback intrigue

The Lost Man

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


Setting informs plot

Jane discusses The Lost Man with The New York Times. More...

Movie latest

Eric Bana headshot

Bana on board

Aussie screen legend to play Aaron Falk in The Dry  film. More...

Making news

Final four

Final four

The Lost Man on independent booksellers' 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

TEDx – Jane on creativity