Beaumaris Books


Beaumaris Books

In association with Macmillan Australia Proudly presents an evening with

Winner of the 2017 Indie Book Awards Book of the Year for The Dry


To coincide with the release of her new novel



When:   Thursday 19th October, 7.30pm

             Beach Rd near the corner of Cromer Rd, Beaumaris VIC 3193

            (Parking down the hill in the venue grounds)

Cost:    $55 includes admission, finger food AND a copy of Force of Nature

Beverages at bar prices.

**Phone credit card bookings accepted**

Phone: 9589 4638 E-mail:

Bookings Essential



Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track. Only four come out the other side. The hike through the rugged Giralang Ranges is meant to take the office colleagues out of their air-conditioned comfort zone and teach resilience and team building. At least that is what the corporate retreat website advertises. 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. Far from the hike encouraging teamwork, the women tell Falk a tale of suspicion, violence and disintegrating trust. And as he delves into the disappearance, it seems some dangers may run far deeper than anyone knew.


JANE HARPER has worked as a print journalist for thirteen years both in Australia and the UK. Winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, her bestselling first novel, The Dry sold to over twenty territories, with film rights sold to Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea. Jane lives in Melbourne with her husband and daughter.




Written by Andrew Martin — June 26, 2017