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Publisher's Summary

Five women reluctantly leave the city for a challenging hike across the rugged Giralang Ranges as part of a corporate retreat. Only four come out the other side. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a particularly keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing bushwalker.

Alice Russell is the whistleblower in his latest case - and Alice knew secrets. About the company she worked for and the people she worked with. In an investigation that takes Falk from corporate heartland to isolated bushland, he discovers that every person on that retreat had something to hide....

©2017 Jane Harper (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

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I really enjoyed this well crafted story and appreciated the narration.
The Australian bush and birds are different from anywhere else
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I really didn’t enjoy listening to the narrator. I felt his voice distracted me too much. The story was only ok and I struggled to finish.

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  • sarah
  • 10-16-17

Didn't quite live up to The Dry

I loved The Dry by Jane Harper her first debut novel and was eager for the release of Force of Nature. This is a good book, and Harper is an excellent storyteller. But for me it definitely fell short. It was very slow to get into , and I found the mystery unravels very slowly - sometimes painfully so.

Harper's description of the landscape and the cold and wet atmosphere was bang on, I was shivering!!!

This book is a similar structure to The Dry with the story moving from past to present with each chapter, which helps to build the suspense.

I really like Harper's writing style and she develops great believable characters I can relate to. I really wanted to kill Alice Russell myself LOL!! But then on the flip side I didn't feel as connected to our hero Aaron Falk, as I did in The Dry.

All in all, it was an enjoyable book, but for me The Dry is so much better all round. I'd definitely love to see what Harper has coming next!!

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  • 1audaciousV
  • 08-21-19

Compelling story a great read

Thank you Audible for this bonus read this month, having already read your book of the month "The Dry" I was able to devote my bonus to Jane Harper's 2nd Arron Falk novel and it did not disappoint.
I love the narrator he makes a good story so compelling you need to to keep listening.
The story is a fantastic tale about team bonding that goes horribly wrong. Jane describes all the small details that when combined lead to a truly tragic outcome in really heartfelt way you can't help but relate and feel for all the women and their total unpreparedness for a wilderness situation.
This book is such a good read I really recommend it without hesitation.

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  • Tanya Clarke
  • 10-07-17

extremely enjoyable aussie story

Awesome aussie story. My first Aaron Falk story... this is the beginning. Thoroughly enjoyed. wonderful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-13-21

Great Australian story. I really enjoyed this

I liked this even better than the The Dry. Great story and really enjoyed getting to know Aaron Falke better to. Looking forward to more.
Steve sShanahan, The narrator was really good.

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  • DebManning
  • 12-05-18

just listen to it

3 books can't wait for the next . I hope there just as suspenseful and intriguing

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  • helen lamb
  • 11-24-17

Very interesting a bit spooky

I did not pick the ending at all but the bush setting made it very convincing I hope Aaron appears later in another story.

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  • Shaun Richard Brockman
  • 10-25-18

Good, without being great

Really loved The Dry. Wasn't quite as engaged by this one, but still a good read.

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  • Katherine Avery
  • 04-09-22

A bit obvious

This is my third Jane Harper book, so I looked for the least obvious suspect and was right. Everyone could have been the murderer, everyone had a grudge with the victim.

The plot was a bit far-fetched at times, I mean sending two groups of untrained people on a wilderness camp without satellite phones/epurbs would have voided the operators Public Liability Insurance. Let alone putting the youngest least experienced staff member in charge of the group's navigation, who wouldn't own up to being lost.

Being bitten by a snake in the coldest foul wet winter weather, I mean come on! Shouldn't an editor have picked up these discrepancies, or after 2 highly successful novels no one bothers to fact check?

The whole wilderness premise was so flawed it drove me batty. So ridiculous on so many counts.

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  • Pilkom
  • 02-10-22

Force of Nature - excellent book

Great book, excellent reading presentation. Loved it

Jane Harper is a great author, keeps it interesting right to the end.

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  • Jeanette Demetriou
  • 01-01-22

great story and performance

I loved this audio book. the story of a group of lost hikers was intriguing from beginning to end. the characters were so real and the story telling transporting. the narrator was perfect for the tone of the book. loved every minute.