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Once again, as in all her crime novels beginning with The Dry, Australian crime writer Jane Harper creates an impressive landscape that serves to illustrate how the experience of place inevitably shapes the lives of those who live there . . . The Survivors is a subtle, quiet book about guilt, grief and growing up. You may find it hard to leave it behind, Sydney Morning Herald
Like in her previous books, the setting is so strong that it's almost a character in itself. For fans like me, a new Harper book is a treat and this is another cracking read, Good Reading
With consummate skill, Harper steadily builds the suspense to an unexpected climax, while also taking a sharp-eyed look at the intricacies of small communities and the enduring toll of guilt. Highly recommended, Canberra Weekly
A chilling story with socio-political nuances, Weekend Australian
Harper is particularly good when it comes to the dynamics of a small town in crisis, capturing the way festering resentment can corrode the trust that binds such communities together, along with the differing effects of grief on her various characters' psyches, Weekend West --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Praise for Jane Harper
'Queen of outback noir' Sunday Times
'Harper has a fine gift for making her readers comfortable in inhospitable territory - psychological as well as physical' Daily Telegraph
'Powerful, intriguing and recommended . . . Harper is wonderful at evoking fear and unease' The Times
[THUMBNAILS OF THE DRY, FORCE OF NATURE, THE LOST MAN]
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- File Size : 3035 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 343 pages
- Publisher : Macmillan Australia (22 September 2020)
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- Language: : English
- ASIN : B087WP479H
- Best Sellers Rank: 3 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The story is well written and the endless small town rivalries and conflicts are well drawn.
The book certainly keeps the readers attention right to the end, although I found the eventual outcome somewhat unlikely and not very satisfactory from the readers point of view
I did work out who the “villain” was from a clue dropped earlier in the book, but was still drawn to reaching the conclusion and the explanation of what had happened in the past, and more recently. Well worth the read, most enjoyable, a good Aussie story. Thank you again Jane. Please keep writing!
It is not of the same caliber as The Dry.
This novel is a really interesting and multifaceted view of loss and guilt, but is never maudlin. The characters are variously mired in the past, and really reflect how people respond differently to a shared experience.
This is a mystery of course, and a very clever one at that. The denouement is a balance between hope and despair - much like life itself.
The high impact finish of Survivors makes the journey well worthwhile. Jane harper is destined to be a lot Aussie writer. I look forward he next creation.
I won't spoil for other readers how the plot becomes clearer, then recedes, as the tide engulfs the caves guarded by
The Survivors. Real and virtual histories are intermingled in a seaweed of events in which the reader almost drowns. A wash of catastrophe, past and present, reveals the truth.
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The characters are well-rounded and believable and the descriptions brought the caves and beaches in Tasmania to life. I really felt as if I was there in every scene.
As expected with a Jane Harper novel, there were many twists and turns in the plot with a few red herrings thrown in. I had no idea who dunnit until the final reveal. With other books I have usually worked out the plot well before the end but with this one, I really couldn’t guess.
A great page-turner, beautifully written with a great plot. I feel sad to have finished it.