Cameron Bright drives his car into the middle of nowhere and walks into the searing, unforgiving outback, leaving behind a wife, two daughters and a successful farm. When his body is found days later, his brothers struggle to understand what has happened, and why. Does the answer lie in Cameron’s past? The wonderful Jane Harper has created another distinctive, engaging thriller. Fans of The Dry will not be disappointed as she weaves a compelling tale of secrets, resentment and a family in turmoil.
- Recommended by Anita Power, Dubray Kilkenny
The gripping new novel from the author of the Sunday Times top ten bestsellers, The Dry and Force of Nature.
He had started to remove his clothes as logic had deserted him, and his skin was cracked. Whatever had been going through Cameron's mind when he was alive, he didn't look peaceful in death.
Two brothers meet at the remote border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of the outback. In an isolated part of Australia, they are each other's nearest neighbour, their homes hours 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. The Bright family's quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish.
Something had been troubling Cameron. Did he choose to walk to his death? Because if he didn't, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects...