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The Survivors by Jane Harper

The Survivors

Jane Harper

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2 reviews

Imprint: Little, Brown
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 21 Jan 2021
ISBN: 9781408711989

The brilliant new crime novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author Jane Harper.

4 stars out of 5
Joan Smith
10 Jan 2021

"A new book from Harper is always an event"

 The title refers to three cast-iron figures, placed on a spur of rock as a memorial to a long-ago shipwreck. But it is also a reminder of a more recent tragedy, when two young men died during an attempt to rescue a boy trapped in caves during a storm. The boy survived, but one of the dead men was his elder brother, leaving him with a burden of guilt. Now living in Sydney, he has returned to help his mother to deal with his father’s dementia, and his reappearance opens old wounds in the town. It is the kind of set-up that Harper handles expertly, even if it feels more conventional than her previous novels.

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4 stars out of 5
Nina Pottell
1 Jan 2021

"full of atmosphere and intrigue"

She's been named 'Queen of outback noir', and the Australian crime author's third novel is full of those secrets within small communities that she writes so well. Set in a coastal town in Tasmania, this tale is full of atmosphere and intrigue. Kieran and his family return to their family home when a drowning brings back memoiries of a fateful night years ago.