The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller
The ‘gripping, atmospheric and in the end deeply satisfying’ (Val McDermid) new novel from Jane Harper, creator of the Sunday Times top ten bestsellers The Dry and Force of Nature.
He had started to take away his clothes as logic had deserted him, and his skin used to be cracked. Whatever had been going through Cameron’s mind when he used to be alive, he didn’t look peaceful in death.
Two brothers meet at the remote border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of the outback. In an isolated a part of Australia, they’re each and every other’s nearest neighbour, their homes hours apart.
They are at the stockman’s grave, a landmark so old that no one can keep in mind that who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts used to be the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron. The Bright family’s quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish.
Something had been troubling Cameron. Did he make a choice to walk to his death? Because if he didn’t, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects…
PRAISE FOR THE LOST MAN
‘Harper secures her place as queen of outback noir with this haunting family mystery’ Sunday Times
‘Her best book yet’ Evening Standard
‘A riveting, deeply atmospheric read’ Mail on Sunday
‘Harper’s intricate, beautifully woven mystery…sucks you into a world where nothing is ever what it kind of feels and everyone has secrets . . . Told with mesmerising skill’ Daily Mail