Goodreads Synopsis: 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. The Bright family’s quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish. Something had been troubling Cameron. Did he lose hope and walk to his death? Because if he didn’t, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects…
Dark, suspenseful, and deeply atmospheric, The Lost Man is the highly anticipated next book from the bestselling and award-winning Jane Harper, author of The Dry and Force of Nature.
I had no idea what I was getting into when I started this book, I only knew that it was on the Goodreads Choice Awards for 2019. So it took a little bit for me to get into the story, but once I did I ended up really liking it.
I think what I liked most about The Lost Man was all of the world building. I know next to nothing about Australia, so it was really cool to learn more about what it would be like to farm and live in the outback. Which sounds pretty terrible honestly, but it makes for a great story!
The Lost Man follows the story of the Bright family after their son Cameron dies in the middle of nowhere. His death is a catalyst for the reopening of family secrets and resentments as they try to come to terms with how he died. How do you deal with the death of a family member? Even if it was one that you didn’t get along with? Harper asks all these questions and weaves together a mystery that interested me to the very end. I am definitely going to seek out more books by this author.
I gave this book three stars on Goodreads.