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Review of Force of Nature (Aaron Falk #2) by Jane Harper

I didn’t feel as attached to Aaron in this mystery set in the Australian bush, but I still love Harper's tone and pacing, and I'm in for her other books.

Colleagues on a work retreat run into trouble on a hike through the rugged Australian Giralang Ranges.


Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk is back on the case in this second in Jane Harper's Aaron Falk series. This time he's digging into information about the missing hiker, Alice Russell. Alice knew secrets about her company and coworkers that might be the reason she's vanished from the remote Australian bush, and Falk is determined to get to the bottom of the situation.


I didn’t feel as attached to Aaron as I did during The Dry. His family and hometown aren’t at the center of this book, but beyond that, he felt very much on the outskirts of what was happening and more distant from it all. I would like more more more Falk and for him to be at the heart of all of Harper's stories.


I do love Harper’s tone and pacing, and and writing style in general.

What did you think?

Harper is also the author of The Dry (Aaron Falk #1) and The Lost Man, which I mentioned in my Greedy Reading List The Six Best Mysteries I Read Last Year. Her wild Australia settings, dark secrets, and twists and turns have me totally hooked.