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The Lost Man
by 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.
Quotes from The Lost Man
“They lived in a land of extremes in more ways than one. People were either completely fine, or very not.”
“Life out here is hard. We all try to get through the best way we can. But trust me, there’s not a single person here who isn’t lying to themselves about something.”
“Sometimes things turn out for the best. And when you end up in the right place, it’s not always helpful to go digging up the road that got you there.”
About Jane Harper
Jane Harper is the the bestselling author of The Dry, Force of Nature and The Lost Man. She was born in Manchester in the UK, but grew up in Australia. Before becoming a writer, she worked as a journalist. She currently lives in Melbourne with her family. Visit the author’s website →