Force of Nature

Force of Nature

A Novel

Book - 2018
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When one member of a five-woman team of co-workers goes missing during a corporate retreat, federal police agent Aaron Falk uncovers dark secrets in his search for the woman, a whistleblower and major contributor to his latest case.
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2018
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250105639
Characteristics: 326 pages ; 25 cm


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When Detective Falk learns that an informant went missing during a corporate team building exercise in the bush, he realizes that she tried to call him in the middle of the night. Harper once again creates a compelling, fast-paced, and atmospheric mystery set in a remote wilderness area of Austra... Read More »

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Mar 12, 2018

I loved the way the story was constructed. I typically dislike stories with a lot of time flipping. But this one worked for me. The past was in day-to-day sequence (the day is cited at the beginning of the chapter) while the present (no date or day cited) was more currently continuous. Readers insight into how the crime (?) evolves as Aaron Falk and his partner's investigation deepens. Then they converge at the conclusion of the story as the chapters seem to shorten to heighten the tension. Very hard to put down (as my wife is now finding as I write this). You might want to read this in front of a warm fireplace or under the sun on a summer day.

Mar 03, 2018

No quite as good as the first Aaron Falk mystery, but entertaining none-the-less. Again, if you like character-driven mysteries rather than a procedural, Jane Harper's series is for you.

Mar 03, 2018

A good read. A disagree with previous commenters about having to have read the author's previous book in order to understand the Faulk character. I understood him and everything else just fine. Nothing spectacular about this book, but it flowed smoothly and was enjoyable enough. Completed 3/2/18.

PimaLib_SusannahC Feb 17, 2018

Second book in a series that was as good as the first. I liked how there was a different setting, but you still get a great sense of the Australian bush.

Feb 12, 2018

This book was good but not as compelling as her first "The Dry". Slower moving bLut as it moves to the end becomes more interesting. Would like to have the main character be devolped more. We did find out a few things about him but not as much as in the first book. Perhaps the next book will bring more of the personal aspect of Falk into play.

Feb 11, 2018

Blah, Meh. Slow. I'll keep plugging on, but this story is so average with average story-telling. I don't care about the characters or really anything.

debwalker Feb 07, 2018

A team-building retreat. Well, that can go sideways. But usually everyone gets back alive. Not this time!

Dec 20, 2017

very good second book, in an iconic Australian setting

Nov 26, 2017

Enjoyable mystery set in one of Australia's National Parks.

LoganLib_Phoebe Nov 09, 2017

An atmospheric Australian thriller, the second from author Jane Harper. You don't have to have read The Dry to enjoy this book but it will give you more background on the lead character.


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