The gripping new novel from the author of the Sunday Times top ten bestsellers, The Dry and Force of Nature.
He had started to remove his clothes as logic had deserted him, and his skin was cracked. Whatever had been going through Cameron’s mind when he was alive, he didn’t look peaceful in death.
Two brothers meet at the remote border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of the outback. In an isolated part of Australia, they are each other’s nearest neighbour, their homes hours apart.
They are at the stockman’s grave, a landmark so old that 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 choose to walk to his death? Because if he didn’t, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects…
The Lost Man is such an atmospheric read. I loved the setting of the outback and you could really feel how secluded it can be out there.
Nathan returns home after hearing of the death of his brother Cameron. There is a lot of unanswered questions as to why Cameron was out in the outback on his own as well as something that happened in his past. It really makes for some intriguing reading.
While there is a fair amount of mystery and suspense throughout the story, it is definitely one more to do with relationships and how well you really know someone. It’s almost like Nathan is on a road to discovery, finding out more about the truth of Cameron’s past as well as his death. The small community also adds to the appeal of this story.
The Lost Man is a slower paced suspense novel which draws you in and keeps you there. There is just something about the authors writing that I found so compelling and struggled to put the book down and ended up reading in two sittings. My first novel by this author and certainly won’t be my last.
My Thanks to NetGalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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