The Lost Man, by Jane Harper
December 12, 2019 10:19 AM - by Jane Harper - Subscribe

"The three Bright brothers are the overseers of 3,500 square kilometers of land in Queensland, with hours between each of their homes. It’s a vast, unforgiving environment, and no one ever goes far without a full complement of supplies. When 40-year-old Cameron sets out on his own, ostensibly to fix a repeater mast, he never comes home. His body is eventually spotted, via helicopter, curled up by the stockman’s grave, the source of plentiful, and persistent, local ghost stories. Cam’s older brother, Nathan, and their baby brother, Bub, are as perplexed as the cop who’s come all the way from Brisbane to investigate. What was Cam doing by the grave, and what was his Land Cruiser doing nine kilometers away, still fully stocked with supplies, with the keys left neatly on the front seat?" - Kirkus Review
posted by The corpse in the library (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I liked this even more than I liked the Aaron Falk books (which are nodded at, but this book is a standalone). I often have a hard time keeping characters straight, but everyone was distinct here. The description of life on a cattle station was fascinating. An absorbing page-turner.
posted by The corpse in the library at 10:21 AM on December 12, 2019

It's my favorite of her books, too. The sense of place was outstanding.
posted by something something at 11:16 AM on December 12, 2019 [1 favorite]

This book was amazing. Totally captured a piece of the world, and spot on picture of family violence and isolation.
posted by purenitrous at 7:05 PM on December 13, 2019 [1 favorite]

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