The Lost Man

The Lost Man

Large Print - 2019
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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorTwo brothers meet at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback of Queensland. The third brother lies dead at their feet. Something caused Cam, the middle child who had been in charge of the family homestead, to die alone in the middle of nowhere. So the eldest brother returns with his younger sibling to the family property and those left behind. But the fragile balance of the ranch is threatened. Amidst the grief, suspicion starts to take hold, and the eldest brother begins to wonder if more than one among them is at risk of crumbling as the weight of isolation bears down on them all.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781432862183
1432862189
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT HARPER J
Characteristics: 529 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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javapress
Apr 11, 2021

Best book I have read in a while! The setting and characters were intriguing, making this a very enjoyable read throughout.

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QAGeek
Mar 25, 2021

Good Reads recommendation

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gloryb
Dec 07, 2020

Very interesting and atmospheric murder mystery that involves a lot of detail about ranch life in the outback of Australia. It also is a story of family abuse throughout generations and about the mental and physical harm it does to family members. The author, though, is not generous in throwing out clues that her characters and readers can follow in order to solve the murder mystery. I just wished the clues had come earlier like somewhere just after the half way point. At that point I did become a bit tired of reading about the characters' past relationships and the hard life on the desert with few clues to follow. Expect the culprit to be one of the quiet unsuspecting ones, one I had not "fingered".

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0007548100dmw
Aug 27, 2020

Good book. Great character development, good plot and very good description of the Outback in Australia.

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RubyHocker
Jul 03, 2020

This is a slow moving and interesting mystery but also a great story in terms of the character development.

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WritingChick65
Apr 18, 2020

I picked up this book on a whim and I'm glad I did. This page-turner starts with the discovery of a body in the Australian outback. The dead man is Cameron Bright, the middle of son of three brothers. The question is, how did Cameron, a man who knew the land and its dangers, come to be found at an old landmark known as the stockman's grave? It is murder or suicide? This is more than just a mystery. It is a character-driven story that has Harper delving into topics such as family dynamics and abuse. The harsh, unforgiving Australian outback, wonderfully described, is character on its own. Others may find this book slow, but I was so wrapped up the story of the Bright family, particularly Nathan's story, that I found the book hard to put down. I'm usually good at guessing the culprit way ahead of time, but Harper kept me in suspense to the end. A worthwhile read that will turn you into a Harper fan.

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dsw3914
Feb 26, 2020

I thought it was very average. I have read worse but it is no Stieg Larrson/Lisabeth Salander for sure. It was interesting to read about the terrain/geography of the Outback.

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CarpeBooksKirkland
Feb 05, 2020

This book was refreshingly wonderful - one of those books where you go back and re-read sections so that you can absorb it again and admire the layout of the clues. As others have said it set in a fantastically different landscape, you feel you are there appreciating and shivering at the other-worldly nature of the setting and the sinister developments. Keeps you guessing but not getting angry while waiting for the conclusion.

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ctalltree
Dec 28, 2019

I would put this as the BEST BOOK I've read in years (I read about one every two days). Yes, it is slow-paced, but that's what life in the outback is like. It is extremely gripping however... and with enough twists to keep you at the edge of your seat all the way to the end.

I would give this TEN stars if I could.

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SPSit
Dec 12, 2019

A great mystery. Also about family dynamics. Her best so far.

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