Mystery Book Club: The Dry and Moonlight Downs

George's Mystery Book Club is currently reading The Dry by Jane Harper and Moonlight Downs by Adrian Hyland for the February meeting on the 26th at 6:30 pm.

About The Dry:

"A breathless page-turner, driven by the many revelations Ms. Harper dreams up...You'll love her] sleight of hand...A secret on every page." --The New York Times

"One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read... Every word is near perfect." --David Baldacci

A small town hides big secrets in The Dry, an atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by award-winning author Jane Harper.

After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke's steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn't tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead.

Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there's more to Luke's death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. And Falk will find that small towns have always hidden big secrets.

About Moonlight Downs:

Emily Tempest, a feisty part-aboriginal woman, left home to get an education and has since traveled abroad. She returns to visit the Moonlight Downs mob, still uncertain if she belongs in the aboriginal world or that of the whitefellers. Within hours of her arrival, an old friend is murdered and mutilated. The police suspect a rogue aborigine, but Emily starts asking questions. Emily Tempest, a modern half-aboriginal sleuth, is a welcome successor to Arthur Upfield's classic detective.

Event date: 

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

77 Main St
Montpelier, VT 05602
United States
The Dry Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9781250105622
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - January 2nd, 2018

Moonlight Downs: An Emily Tempest Investigation Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781569475263
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Soho Crime - February 1st, 2009