by Jane Harper
Publication Date: January 31, 2023
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Hardcover: 368 Pages
From New York Times Bestselling and award-winning author Jane Harper comes Exiles, a captivating mystery about a missing mother.
Federal Investigator Aaron Falk is on his way to a small town deep in Southern Australian wine country for the christening of an old friend’s baby. But mystery follows him, even on vacation.
This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of Kim Gillespie’s disappearance. One year ago, at a busy town festival on a warm spring night, Kim safely tucked her sleeping baby into her stroller, then vanished into the crowd. No one has seen her since. When Kim’s older daughter makes a plea for anyone with information about her missing mom to come forward, Falk and his old buddy Raco can’t leave the case alone.
As Falk soaks up life in the lush valley, he is welcomed into the tight-knit circle of Kim’s friends and loved ones. But the group may be more fractured than it seems. Between Falk’s closest friend, the missing mother, and a woman he’s drawn to, dark questions linger as long-ago truths begin to emerge. What would make a mother abandon her child? What happened to Kim Gillespie?
About the author
Jane Harper is the author of four internationally bestselling Australian mysteries, including The Dry. Her books are published in 40 territories and have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide.
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“I loved Jane Harper’s debut novel The Dry and was happy to see the return of her beloved character Aaron Falk… Harper’s vivid depictions of Australia make for a rich, moody and atmospheric reading experience.” ― Karin Slaughter (for The Washington Post)
“Once again Harper proves that she is peerless in creating an avalanche of suspense with intimate, character-driven set pieces that are as exquisitely engineered as the inner workings of a Steinway. Harper’s legions of fans will exult in reading Exiles.” ―David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Falk’s investigation is a terrific one, but what makes the book memorable is Harper’s skill at plumbing personal mysteries.” ―New York Times Book Review
“Harper’s skillful plotting and her ability to create fully fleshed out characters shine in Exiles.” ―Sun Sentinel
“Enthralling … Once again, Jane Harper triumphs with an intelligent, beautifully crafted crime novel… Harper’s characters, old friends with individual secrets in a close-knit community, are masterfully rendered. Her landscape is, as ever, no mere backdrop but rather a vivid panorama central to the drama.” ―Minneapolis Star-Tribune