From the bestselling author of The Dry
Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track. Only four come out the other side.
The hike through the rugged Giralang Ranges is meant to take the office colleagues out of their air-conditioned comfort zone and teach resilience and team building. At least that is what the corporate retreat website advertises.
Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a particularly keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing bushwalker. Alice Russell is the whistleblower in his latest case - in just a matter of days she was to provide the documents that will bring down the company she works for.
Falk discovers that far from the hike encouraging teamwork, the women tell a tale of suspicion, violence and disintegrating trust. But does it include murder?
PRAISE FOR FORCE OF NATURE
" ... once again Harper manages to touch on something mythic in the Australian experience of the land" The Age
"The narrative is finely constructed, with perfectly measured pace and suspense. So much so that it reminded me of another master of form, Liane Moriarty. As with Moriarty, Harper has that rare touch that manages to cross the genre divide and appeal more widely to general readers" The Saturday Paper
"Harper's mastery of pace makes Force Of Nature one of 2017's best thrillers" Elle Magazine
"Gripping thriller will have readers hooked" The Sunday Telegraph
"Force of Nature proves Jane Harper, author of The Dry, is no one-hit wonder. Its premise is instantly gripping" The Herald Sun
PRAISE FOR THE DRY
"A breathless page-turner" The New York Times
"One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read ... Read it!" David Baldacci
"Devastating debut ... a suspenseful tale of sound and fury" Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A nail-biting thriller ... this fine debut will keep readers on edge and awake long past bedtime." Kirkus, starred review