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THE LOST MAN

Jane Harper

  • Original Title: THE LOST MAN
  • Publication date: October 2018
  • Publisher: PAN MACMILLAN Australia
  • Country: AU
  • 384 print pages
  • Crime fiction/Thriller

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  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Location setting: Australia
  • Themes: FAMILY, Siblings, Mourning, PEOPLE facing life, Search for the truth, Death, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Rivalry

Pitch

Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties in outback Queensland. They have found the body of their middle brother, Cameron. The family's quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish. Something had been troubling Cameron. Did he lose hope and walk to his death? Because if he didn't, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects...

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Longlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) in the General fiction book of the year category

Jane Harper is an Australian writer. Her debut novel, THE DRY, won the 2015 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and was shorlisted for the The CWA Gold Dagger 2017. Her books are published in more than 36 territories worldwide, with film rights sold to Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea.

Summary

" The man lay still in the centre of a dusty grave under a monstrous sky. "

Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of outback Queensland.

They are at the stockman's grave, a landmark so old, no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last chance for their middle brother, Cameron.

The Bright family's quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish. Something had been troubling Cameron. Did he lose hope and walk to his death? Because if he didn't, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects...

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  • Author’s biography

    Jane Harper is an Australian writer. Her debut novel, THE DRY, won the 2015 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and was shorlisted for the The CWA Gold Dagger 2017. Her books are published in more than 36 territories worldwide, with film rights sold to Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea. She worked as a print journalist for thirteen years both in Australia and the UK, and now lives in Melbourne with her family.