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Two brothers meet in the remote Australian outback when the third brother is found dead, in this stunning new standalone novel from Jane Harper

Brothers Nathan and Bub Bright meet for the first time in months at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback.

Their third brother, Cameron, lies dead at their feet.

In an isolated belt of Australia, their homes a three-hour drive apart, the brothers were one another’s nearest neighbors. Cameron was the middle child, the one who ran the family homestead. But something made him head out alone under the unrelenting sun.

Nathan, Bub and Nathan’s son return to Cameron’s ranch and to those left behind by his passing: his wife, his daughters, and his mother, as well as their long-time employee and two recently hired seasonal workers.

While they grieve Cameron’s loss, suspicion starts to take hold, and Nathan is forced to examine secrets the family would rather leave in the past. Because if someone forced Cameron to his death, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects.

A powerful and brutal story of suspense set against a formidable landscape, The Lost Man confirms Jane Harper, author of The Dry and Force of Nature, is one of the best new voices in writing today.

Mysteries & Thrillers
February 5
Flatiron Books

Customer Reviews

dicey jane ,

Good book

Have read all books by jane Harper and they are all excellent. The lost man is the very best. Could not stop reading till the end.

Stefie S ,

Loved it

Great story, characters and learned a lot about the Australian outback. The complications and challenges between family is highlighted extremely well.

KEv003 ,

As dry and dull as the outback

This is the most anti climatic book I may have ever read. The most interesting thing about this book is learning there are farms as large as some states in the US. The big twist that you have to suffer through 35 chapters of to get to is so dull and predictable it’s hardly a twist at all. I want to spoil it here just to save you from reading this. The happy ending is that a guy ends up with his dead brothers widow a week after he’s dead. That’s literally as good as things get. Wow.

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