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The Lost Man Epub ↠ 340 pages ✓ Jane harper ✓ ➺ [Reading] ➼ The Lost Man By Jane Harper ➯ – Gwairsoft.co.uk Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of outback ueensland in this stunning new standalone novel from New York Times bestseller JaneTwo brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of outback ueensland in this stunning new standalone novel from New York Times bestseller Jane HarperThey are at the stockman’s grave a landmark so old no one can rememb One of my favorite things about reading is when you pick up a book completely on a whim unencumbered by expectations having barely skimmed the synopsis and it’s the thrill of leaping without being able to see the ground below you right before you realize that’s called fallingThis was one of those timesThe Lost Man takes place in the remote Australian outback where strangers are vanishingly rare and every soul is known to everyone A silent place consumed by a loneliness so ancient that it never truly leaves such places where time seldom ventures and from which nothing ever leavesWhen Nathan Bright discovers his middle brother Cameron dead by the gravestone of an unknown stockman—whose legendary tale lent weight to endless ghost stories—the scene penetrates his haze but it doesn’t make any sense why would Cameron stray away from his fully packed Land Cruise under the pitiless sun What was he doing by the stockman’s grave The local policeman suggests suicide but Nathan is incapable of dispelling the sudden cold that settles into him And none of the terrible details could account for the purity of dread that surges through him when his brother’s skeletons come tumbling out of the closet Nathan’s vision soon takes on a black and white clarity grim and shocking Cameron is not the man everyone thought he wasBut Nathan has his own ghosts dogging his heels For ten years he had tried to fill the space between himself and his family but the weight of a heinous mistake he’s made a decade before is still dragging at his neck like a yoke A mistake that cost him his son’s custody and left him abandoned not only by his community but by himself left dim and wandering waking up alone with the feeling of a dreamless night empty and unyieldingCameron’s death it seems is just another layer of tragedy in a jarring story that’s already seen than its fair share ‘Do you think that’s true’ ‘That this place has ghosts’ ‘That the mothers would hear their lost children in the wind’ ‘Oh’ He reached out and took his mum’s hand again ‘No’ He really didn’t If that were true the outback air would howl so loud the dust would never settle It is against the grim backdrop of this reality that The Lost Man gleams so dazzlinglyThe Lost Man is a slow paced and immaculately plotted mystery that casts a deep sunk hook that will reel you in This book gathered my attention in a tight fist and distracted me from even the things that distracted me most of the time And although I was far intrigued by the mystery cloaking Nathan’s past than I was in the creeping whipping tendrils of the thriller's action plot I was never bored and always investedThe Lost Man is less a novel and of an experience one that is pleasant even beautiful but often than not slippery and unaccountably wrong feeling It's exhilarating It's exhausting There is a twist on nearly every page and there are than 300 pages Secrets meld and fuse and shrink until there is only truth And as every new revelation dawned on me my shock pivoted in entirely new directions One of the most ingenious aspects of this book is how the author sagely lets the reader follow the trail of bread crumbs and make the connections which makes for a tremendously rewarding read My initial uestions were immediately replaced by new ones crowding my mind spinning a thread that wraps around the brain knotting itself into a noose ‘Life out here is hard We all try to get through the best way we can But trust me there’s not a single person here who isn’t lying to themselves about something’ But even than the variously tragic turns and twists the novel's strength lies in how it deftly develops location character and props in perfect proportion What begins as the story of a brother looking for answers winds up morphing into an affecting portrait of loss and discovery that accumulates in a satisfying crescendo of guilt and redemption Jane Harper intricately weaves together the scattered threads of the slowly evolving mystery while exploring the lives on its peripheries Tangled character histories and perspectives is what really orbits this novel and it's the story's most tortured and most complex character who truly connectsNathan Bright’s story was a constant ache in my throat like a sob devoid of the grief Nathan is lonely and at the bottom of everything—like dregs in a cup—there is no deeper truth in the soul of the red desert than that He’d been living in increments of days and weeks bowed down by guilt beyond his strength feeling the minutes and hours of his life running through him as though he were nothing but an hourglass of flesh and boneand that wasn’t really living at allNathan has made a mistake and for a decade he dragged that grim burden from place to place His marriage failed the gorge between him and his son is stretching gaping open like a slash in fabric He was even barred from ever stepping foot into the town But there is no wound anyone could give Nathan that he had not already given himself and it takes several pages for him to begin believing that he was better than the worst things he’s doneJane Harper writes about Nathan’s aloneness and ostracism with a soul baring poignancy relentlessly tightening the frigid knot of my sympathy for him Throughout the book I kept wondering how such extraordinary hatred and resentment could be visited upon a man who seemed to be a study in kindness and selflessness When the truth is finally revealed—ugly and honest and bloody and a than a little bit terrifying—I remember shaking my head not in denial but like I was shaking something off I was floored with the feeling of disbelief crashing against evidence Jane Harper doesn't provide a satisfying simple answer Instead she gives you enough to let you decide for yourself if the past sets in stone the present or if the sum of all the scraps of our mistakes is than what defines usAt its core The Lost Man is really about the prides and perils of family about the joys and aches of parenthood about redemption and unforgiveness and I'm certain that's what I'll always remember about it There was something about the brutal heat when the sun was high in the sky and he was watching the slow meandering movement of the herds Looking out over the wide open plains and seeing the changing colours in the dust It was the only time when he felt something close to happiness Whatever your jam is—fully realized characters well earned suspense mind bending twists romance— there is something formidable here for everyone Highly recommended

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Er who is buried there But today the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their The Lost PDFEPUB or middle brother Cameron The Bright family’s uiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish Something had been troubling Cameron Did he lose hope and wal 45 Stars rounded upA Character Driven Novel to be Cherished Extremely Thought Provoking Living is hard in ueensland 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 around them Most eventually leave and truthfully few surviveThe Bright brothers grew up in a time of struggle Nathan a divorced dad to Xander is the eldest son who was shunned from town when he was young; Cameron the middle son is married with two children and is also a very successful rancher and businessman; and Bub the youngest has always felt like an outsiderWhen Cameron’s body is found at the Stockman’s Grave it seems unfathomable Did Cam take his own life or did someone end it If so was it stranger or someone close to him For me “The Lost Man” isn’t a suspense or a mystery novel even though it begins with the death of Cameron Bright It is a slow moving yet fascinating character study of a family in turmoil My favorite characters are Nathan and his son Xander Every thought and action they take in this book are sheer perfection Xander is extremely observant and is also wise beyond his years and as for Nathan he just about broke my heartThere are many uestions that swirl around in “The Lost Man” by Jane Harper What is survival about In addition what makes a life Thinking about these answers my heart is heavy “The Lost Man” is such a thought provoking book This was my first read by Jane Harper Going into it I was expecting it to be completely different I was therefore pleasantly surprised as I love character driven novels and the character of Nathan made a huge impression This is a book to savor to think about for hours and days after and just revel in the beauty of This was a buddy read with Kaceey it garnered much discussion I think this would be a fantastic book for a book club discussion and I highly recommend this novel A huge thank you to Cathleen Kenney Flatiron Books NetGalley and Jane Harper for an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review Published on NetGalley and Goodreads on 122818 Will be published on and Twitter on release date of 2518

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The Lost ManK to his death Because if he didn’t the isolation of the outback leaves few suspectsDark 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 Natu Jane Harper shifts direction with her third novel less crime novel 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 life with its claustrophobia marked with its unforgiving and judgmental attitudes Two brothers Nathan and Bub meet at the legendary stockman's headstone in the middle of nowhere where the body of their brother Cameron is found Why is his vehicle with its necessary supplies found parked amidst rocks some distance away Nathan is with his son Xander who normally lives in Brisbane with his ex wife Jacui now remarried Nathan has missed most of his son's growing up years after bitter and acrimonious custody battles He runs his own farm but his status as town pariah for many years has resulted in him living alone barely seeing anyone struggling and drowning in a uagmire of financial debt He has hardly been in touch with his family whose family farm was run by Cameron Christmas is coming Cameron's funeral has to be planned as the police have decided his death merits no investigation given that Cameron had been troubled for a while likely committing suicide Nathan and Xander stay at the family home with his grieving mother Uncle Harry Bub and Ilse Cameron's wife and their two daughters Lo and Sophie Nathan helped by Xander wants to get to the bottom of Cameron's death and finds there are secrets and so much he was unaware of He finds himself sifting through the past dysfunctional family history mental health issues and abuse in its many varied formsI loved this novel from Harper even than her others I think she is developing into an even better writer She is an expert when it comes to conveying the outback the deadly scorching heat the dust storms the remoteness how the heat and isolation takes it toll on its inhabitants and its unspoken rules such as you must help anyone in trouble It has a beauty and a hold on those who know no other home as we can see with Nathan's inner connection with it that outsiders just do not get Harper's characterisation has you investing in her compelling storytelling and her coverage of the dynamics of family life Nathan understands the principles underlying the Bright family don't tell anyone not even each other and the single ingrained truth he was on his own The vastness of the outback and lack of close neighbours means family issues fail to be addressed from external agencies This is a brilliantly entertaining read revolving around a family drama I cannot wait to see where Jane Harper goes next as I eagerly anticipate her next book Many thanks to Little Brown for an ARC