Australian and New Zealand cover for Jane Harper's Exiles


Aaron Falk returns

Exiles, the third and final book in the Aaron Falk series, follows on from Jane's international bestsellers The Dry and Force of Nature.

At a busy festival site on a warm spring night, a baby lies alone in her pram, her mother vanishing into the crowds.

A year on, Kim Gillespie's absence casts a long shadow as her friends and loved ones gather deep in the heart of South Australian wine country to welcome a new addition to the family.

Joining the celebrations is federal investigator Aaron Falk. But as he soaks up life in the lush valley, he begins to suspect this tight-knit group may be more fractured than it seems. Between Falk's closest friend, a missing mother and a woman he's drawn to, dark questions linger as long-ago truths begin to emerge.

"Aaron Falk is the character who started my whole writing journey so he’ll always be special to me," Jane said.

"It’s been both fantastic and bittersweet to bring together this final story for him. I’ve loved writing Exiles and I hope readers enjoy it."

Early praise for Exiles

"Once again Harper proves that she is peerless in creating an avalanche of suspense with intimate, character-driven set pieces that are as exquisitely engineered as the inner workings of a Steinway. Harper’s legions of fans will exult in reading Exiles." David Baldacci

"The kind of crime novel you move into rather than just reading it - a wholly absorbing set of mysteries, a cast of characters that feels entirely real and a setting so vivid you can practically smell the breeze through the bushland. Aaron Falk is the still centre of the novel, a quiet presence like no other in crime fiction. Exceptional in every way." Jane Casey

"A truly wonderful read. Rich in detail, landscape and character and deeply satisfying on all levels." Sarah Hilary

"An outstanding crime novel, rich in mystery and atmosphere and full of heart. Utterly immersive, captivating and beautifully written; I lost myself completely within its pages and was bereft when it ended. Jane Harper is a rare jewel of an author and Exiles deserves to be huge. It blew me away. It's my book of the year so far." C.L. Taylor

"This is a softer, gentler Harper, but with the same fine writing and addictive storytelling." Ann Cleeves

"Jane Harper has once again produced an ingenious, moving and hugely satisfying mystery. This is crime writing perfection" C.M. Ewan

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