The Lost Man

The Lost Man

Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of outback Queensland, in this stunning new standalone novel from New York Times bestseller Jane Harper They are at the stockman?s grave, a landmark so old, no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of outback Queensland, in...

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Title:The Lost Man
Author:Jane Harper
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1250105684
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Lost Man Reviews

  • Cheri
    Nov 12, 2018
    ? Oh I've come back to plead and dance To forgive us both all in advance? -- Every Sorrow, Joe Henry, Songwriters: Joe Henry & John Smith ?The circle in the dust fell just short of one full revolution. Just short of twenty-four hours. And then, at last, the stockman ...
  • PattyMacDotComma
    Jan 15, 2019
    4.5? ?There was a single homestead somewhere to the north of the fence, and another to the south. Next-door neighbours, three hours apart.? This takes place 1500 km west of Brisbane in the Australian Outback. The thing about living in remote areas is that you can suffer from ...
  • Karl
    Nov 13, 2018
    The novel ?The Lost Man? by Jane Harper is being marketed as ?Fiction?, subcategory, ?Suspense?, according to the book. Ms. Haroer?s first two books were categorized as ?Mystery/Thriller?, this should indicate a change of genre for the author. I could find little susp...
  • Brenda
    Nov 01, 2018
    When Bub and Nathan came together at the edge of their two properties where the stockman?s grave was located, they were both shocked to see the body of their brother Cameron lying in the shadow of the tombstone. But why was he there? He knew the countryside like the back of his hand....
  • Theresa Alan
    Nov 26, 2018
    I really enjoyed Harper?s novel The Dry, and this one was a little slower paced for me. The premise is that one brother?s body is found inexplicably dead on an old grave far from his car. Two brothers come together to help one police officer?who covers a vast area?to help solve...
  • Liz
    Dec 31, 2018
    The Lost Man is a stand alone mystery from Jane Harper. It?s a slow burn of a book. A man is found dead of dehydration out in the middle of his Australian cattle station. There?s no rhyme or reason for him to have been there, kilometers away from his well provisioned, working car...
  • Diane S ☔
    Oct 15, 2018
    "He couldn't simply leave, for a lot of reasons. Financial. Practical. And not least because sometimes, quite a lot of the time, he felt connected to the outback in a way that he loved. There was something about the brutal heat, when the sun was high in the sky and he was watching the ...
  • Susanne Strong
    Dec 28, 2018
    4.5 Stars* (rounded up) A Character Driven Novel to be Cherished! Extremely Thought-Provoking. Living is hard in Queensland. The dry, the heat, the financial hardship and the inability to make a living. Families attempt to live off the land, raising cattle, red dust swirling all...
  • Emily May
    Nov 14, 2018
    At night, when the sky felt even bigger, he could almost imagine it was a million years ago and he was walking on the bottom of the sea. A million years ago when a million natural events still needed to occur, one after the other, to form this land as it lay in front of him now. A pla...
  • Michael
    Nov 07, 2018
    Jane Harper made a big splash for herself with her debut novel The Dry that won numerous awards and then followed things up beautifully with her follow up Force of Nature. Going forward we have a risk here with No Aaron Falk in sight but despite that this is another ripper read set in ...
  • Andrew Smith
    Jan 16, 2019
    I loved both of Jane Harper?s previous books but I think this one might just be the best yet. Set in the Australian outback it?s a tale of a three brothers: Nathan, Cameron (Cam) and Bub. As the book opens Nathan and Bub have met at old gravestone on family land. The grave represen...
  • Matt
    Dec 21, 2018
    Having thoroughly enjoyed Jane Harper?s first two novels, I was eager to try this, a standalone, to see how connected I felt. While the story was definitely different, it grew on me and helped cement the sentiment that Harper is one of those authors sure to be recommended by those wh...
  • Phrynne
    Oct 26, 2018
    Jane Harper is an author with real talent and a genuine knowledge of Australia and its landscape. In this, her third book, she takes us into outback Queensland with its unimaginably huge cattle stations and its devastating dryness and heat. One major aspect of living in such a place...
  • Zoeytron
    Nov 09, 2018
    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. A remote cattle station in Queensland, worked by three brothers. Theland is sere, and the heat is relentless, dangerous. The wind is full of red dust and grit that lodges into everything. The story begins with the disco...
  • Karen
    Jan 17, 2019
    4.5 Fantastic new book by Jane Harper set in the vastness of the Australian Outback, so atmospheric... showing the dangers and loneliness that come with a life lived there. This story is about three brothers who together own quite a spread of land, and one brother is found dead near...
  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    Dec 30, 2018
    Once upon a time there were 3 brothers. They all lived on the expansive outback of Australia. Now two of the brothers find themselves standing over the body of the third, wondering? what happened? Nathan - the oldest, struggling after being shunned by his community. Divorced, in...
  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)
    Nov 26, 2018
    ***NOW AVAILABLE*** I had read Ms. Harper?s previous two books and loved them. They were mysteries, and part of the Aaron Falk series. This is a stand alone novel and quite different. What I loved about this book was Ms. Harper?s descriptive writing. Here is a sampling of ...
  • Krystal
    Oct 05, 2018
    ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. Jane Harper is a gifted writer. She has the ability to evoke that dusty, dry, Australian countryside and use its atmosphere to build tension underneath an intriguing murder mystery that keeps you glued to the story from page one. This book I found to be par...
  • Carolyn
    Dec 22, 2018
    Jane Harper has delivered a stunner of a third novel! A slow burn of a family mystery, rather than a thriller like her previous novels, but nevertheless full of tension and unspoken threat as a family struggles to understand the death of it's favourite son and brother. When Cameron...
  • Whispering Stories
    Feb 08, 2019
    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com In the vast Australian outback stands a lonely grave known locally as ?The Stockman?s Grave?. It has stood alone for over 100 years, until now. Cameron Bright lies dead at the side of it, seemingly killed by the heat and fro...
  • Emma
    Oct 10, 2018
    4.5 stars With The Lost Man, Jane Harper returns to the blinding form of The Dry, creating a tense and powerfully atmospheric read that spirals ever inwards, a path that narrows with every revelation until there is only one possible perfectly formed conclusion. It starts with a ...
  • Bianca
    Jan 10, 2019
    4.5 stars The Lost Man is in many ways similar to The Dry as it's set in a remote outback community, this time in Queensland. The heat, the huge expanse of mostly arid land, remoteness, loneliness, broken families, regret are themes that we've encountered also in The Dry. When...
  • Meredith
    Jan 27, 2019
    Slow, but worthwhile! The Lost Man is a character study about the Bright brothers: Nathan, Cameron, and Bub who live in the Australian outback. When Cameron, whom the family considered to be ?the golden child,? is found dead by the legendary stockman?s grave, everyone?s at a...
  • Paromjit
    Jan 07, 2019
    Jane Harper shifts direction with her third novel, less crime novel, more a character driven mystery and family drama. What has not changed is her ability to write an utterly gripping story set in the intensely searing heat of the Australian outback, and the depiction of small town lif...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Jan 04, 2019
    "He used to say the ones who wandered off called the loudest. For the rest of their lives, their mums would hear them crying out in the wind. Do you think that's true? That this place has ghosts? That the mothers would hear their lost children in the wind." Guys, I'm blown away. I'v...
  • Tammy
    Oct 20, 2018
    Desolate, dangerous, remote and vast; the Australian outback is a place I?d bet I will never see. Those who make it their home live a hard life coping with the savage heat of a vicious and unforgiving climate. One mistake means death and preparation is essential. The inhabitants know...
  • Nadia
    Jan 14, 2019
    Set in Queensland, The Lost Man tells a story of three brothers and their families living in the Australian outback, when one of the brothers - Cameron - goes missing and is found dead. The story is told from the perspective of Nathan, Cameron's brother, who together with his son Xande...
  • Pauline
    Oct 22, 2018
    After reading and enjoying The Dry and Force of Nature, I was delighted to receive a copy of Jane Harper's new book The Lost Man. This is a stand alone story and was every bit as good as her previous books. I was hooked from the first page and felt that I was stuck in the Australia Out...
  • NZLisaM
    Oct 30, 2018
    Phenomenal! Her best book to date! We open to a dying Cameron Bright, crawling desperately through the Australian outback, the unforgiving desert sun beating down on him, before collapsing. Next we see his two brothers standing over his dead body, perplexed by why on earth he had b...
  • Kylie D
    Dec 28, 2018
    Another marvellous tale from Jane Harper. In this one we find ourselves at the lonely grave of a fallen stockman in the middle of outback Queensland, where another, much more recent, body is lying on the grave. The body turns out to be Cam Bright, a local landowner, but what was he doi...