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Added this to my currently reading pile. My grade 6 students are reading it and it’s laugh out loud funny and heartbreaking all in one. It’s a great book to read aloud, especially if you can do ‘voices’. Loving it so far 😊 #wholetthegodsout #books #reading #librarybooks #busread #orange



Review: Force of Nature by Jane Harper

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Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track. Only four come out the other side.

The hike through the rugged Giralang Ranges is meant to take the office colleagues out of their air-conditioned comfort zone and teach resilience and team building. At least that is what the corporate retreat website advertises.

Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a particularly keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing bushwalker. Alice Russell is the whistleblower in his latest case – in just a matter of days she was to provide the documents that will bring down the company she works for.

Falk discovers that far from the hike encouraging teamwork, the women tell a tale of suspicion, violence and disintegrating trust. But does it include murder?

Review (@janeharperauthor)

Battling a cold and not being able to move more than a few feet at a time, I spent this weekend in my chair reading this un-put-downable book. In this novel, Falke investigates the disappearance of a whistleblower. From beginning to end, the plot is tightly knit with tension slowly but steadily building. We hear the present day events as the search begins for Alice, and at the same time, we hear the story from the group of women Alice is seen with before her disappearance. The book is brilliantly paced and wonderfully written. If you like a good mystery, this one comes very highly recommended! 5/5