Book Review – The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Goodreads Synopsis:

Two brothers meet at the remote fence line separating their cattle farms under the relenting sun of the remote outback. In an isolated part of Western Australia, they are each other’s nearest neighbor, their homes three hours’ drive apart.

They are at the stockman’s grave, a landmark so old that no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron, who lies dead at their feet.

Something had been on Cam’s mind. Did he choose to walk to his death? Because if he didn’t, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects.

My Opinion:

Two brothers are stunned at the discovery of their brother, Cameron Bright’s, death. Was it an accident or something much sinister?

Jane Harper has an incredible talent for writing very atmospheric stories! I was right there, in the outback, with the Bright family mourning Cameron’s death and wondering what happened to him. He was born and raised in the outback and knows how to handle the elements. It is dangerously hot, dusty, and very remote. Precautions are extremely important for one’s safety. The fact that Cameron wound up dead leaves everyone stunned and asking questions.

I thought many of the characters were pretty well developed and some of them have very interesting backstories. I did however struggle with the mystery itself.  It dragged on a bit for me and I had trouble getting really invested into the story.

Even though this is not my one of my favorite Jane Harper books I am a fan for life and look forward to her next book!

*Thank you NetGalley, Flatiron Books, and Jane Harper for the opportunity to read and review this book for my honest opinion.

Book Details:

My Rating: 3/5
Genre: Mystery
Series: None
Publisher: Flatiron
Publication Date: 2/5/19
Pages: 352 (eBook)

*Other Jane Harper Books I Have Reviewed: 

The Dry
Force of Nature

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