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Two brothers meet in the remote Australian outback when the third brother is found dead, in this stunning new standalone novel from New York Times bestseller Jane Harper
Brothers Nathan and Bub Bright meet for the first time in months at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback.
Their third brother, Cameron, lies dead at their feet.
In an isolated belt of Australia, their homes a three-hour drive apart, the brothers were one another's nearest neighbors. Cameron was the middle child, the one who ran the family homestead. But something made him head out alone under the unrelenting sun.
Nathan, Bub and Nathan's son return to Cameron's ranch and to those left behind by his passing: his wife, his daughters, and his mother, as well as their long-time employee and two recently hired seasonal workers.
While they grieve Cameron's loss, suspicion starts to take hold, and Nathan is forced to examine secrets the family would rather leave in the past. Because if someone forced Cameron to his death, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects.
A powerful and brutal story of suspense set against a formidable landscape, The Lost Man confirms Jane Harper, author of The Dry and Force of Nature, is one of the best new voices in writing today.
"I absolutely loved The Lost Man. I devoured it in a day. Her best yet!" - Liane Moriarty
"The Lost Man is a compulsive, gripping read from start to finish with an atmosphere you can cut with a knife. I was absolutely blown away by it." - Kate Hamer, bestselling author of The Girl in the Red Coat
"I read it in 24 hours. It's gripping, atmospheric and ultimately deeply satisfying." - Val McDermid, internationally bestselling author of The Grave Tattoo
"I don't have words for how much I loved it. Her other two books were amazing, but this is in a different league. It totally transcends genre, and it should win all the prizes." - Marian Keyes, internationally bestselling author of The Break
"I ask in earnest: How the hell does she do it? The Lost Man is Jane Harper's third consecutive marvel... and, against long odds, her most marvelous yet, pitting brother against brother, man against nature, reader against the clock. What an extraordinary novel: part family drama, part indelible ode to the Outback -- a thriller as forceful and atmospheric as a brewing storm. Harper works miracles. We're lucky to witness them." - A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
Jane Harper worked as a print journalist for 13 years before writing The Dry, a #1 international bestseller, and Force of Nature, also an international bestseller. The Lost Man is her third novel. Originally from the UK, Jane lives in Melbourne.
Danya Kukafka is a graduate of New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Her debut novel, Girl in Snow, became a national bestseller-- translated into over a dozen languages worldwide, it received Hearst's Crime Novel of the Year Award in the UK. She lives in Seattle.