"Narrator Stephen Shanahan...makes it sizzle to the very end. Both story and narrator are not to be missed." — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner
From Jane Harper, New York Times bestselling author of The Dry, comes a riveting new audiobook featuring Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk.
Five women go on a hike. Only four return. Force of Nature begs the question: How well do you really know the people you work with?
When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path.
But one of the women doesn’t come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened.
Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker. In an investigation that takes him deep into isolated forest, Falk discovers secrets lurking in the mountains, and a tangled web of personal and professional friendship, suspicion, and betrayal among the hikers. But did that lead to murder?
Praise for Force of Nature:
"All the novel's characters have been drawn with exceptional complexity, and none more so than Aaron Falk...So much more than a conventional detective, the reflective and compassionate Falk provides the book's moral compass." — New York Times Book Review
"Harper yet again delivers a very satisfying mystery from beginning to end, perfect to curl up with...Stephen Shanahan does an excellent narration with his calm, deep, Australian accented voice." — BookRiot
“Force of Nature bristles with wit; it crackles with suspense; it radiates atmosphere. An astonishing book from an astonishing writer.” — A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window
"Set against the fascinating backdrop of a wild, rural location in south Australia, Harper's sequel to her acclaimed Ned Kelly Award-winning debut, The Dry, presents an intriguing crime that might not actually exist and potential suspects with realistically complex and possible motives." — Library Journal
One Big Secret
This book was so disappointing. I’m glad I borrowed the audiobook from a library instead of buying it. It sounded so promising. Several women went on an outdoor adventure in the wilderness for work. It was one of those team building things where you work together. They get lost. Throughout the whole thing, we watch as their food dwindles and they brave the elements. One of them, Alice, disappears. Now it’s the telling of each day and what they experienced. It alternates with every other chapter telling about the investigators and what they learn and every other going back in time to each day or the adventure. I really don’t care for stories that do this. Plus, it wasn’t executed very well at all by the author. It was very confusing and half of the stuff wasn’t anything we needed for the story. Even the ending where we find out what happens, nothing was really clear. The whole book was like one big secret. I didn’t like any of the characters, maybe the main investigator was ok, Falk, but none were really developed. They were all depressing and miserable from the start, even before the adventure. And they all hated each other. The reason I gave it two stars was because the narrator was excellent. I know I probably should only rate it on amazon based on the story but since I borrowed it, audible won’t allow me to post a review.