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the narrator is everything

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-11-2019

While the narrator for Julie was wonderful, the cop character's narration was not fabulous, and quite distracting.

glorious!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-2019

JM at her best. I'm bereft after finishing it. I miss all my new Kentucky librarian friends.

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Truly Great Australian Literature

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-2019

What an incredible writer. The Dry manages to be both high quality literature and page turning crime fiction, when so often it leans towards one more than the other. Amazing work, Ms Harper, I look forward to your other books!

Good book, wrong narrator

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-07-2019

the story was great, but the mismatched narration was distracting. Her voice sounded frail and elderly, which was odd when narrating in the first person for a 30yo lead character. The voices she gave to the supporting characters were inappropriate and not unbelievable at all. I think i would've enjoyed the book if I'd read it instead.

wow

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-2019

the perfect character driven crime novel. sublime. KS has a new fan in me. Why did it take me so long to discover her? She joins Tana French, Ellie Griffiths, Stuart McBride and Kate Atkinson as my favourite crime writers. I only wish The Good Daughter wasn't a stand alone, as I would love to read more about Charlie, Sam and Ben.

unintentionally hilarious

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-2019

the BDSM community will surely be laughing their collared heads off at this hilariously bad depiction of their community. It was fun nonetheless

brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-2018

Jewell's metamorphosis into crime writer is utter perfection. A little reminiscent of A Casual Vacancy.

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conflicted

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-2017

the most implausible of French's books but her writing is sublime enough for me to hang in there. The narrator was wonderful.

implausible but fun

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-03-2017

if you can suspend your belief this is a fun crime romp! Don't question the plot or characters too closely and just enjoy it. The narrator destroyed the character of the police detective for me, but she was wonderful with all other characterisations, go figure!

flawless

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-2017

French's best book since In the Woods. Conway and Moran are my favourite detectives since Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie. French's characters are so complex and fleshed out and human. The reader never needs to like them in order to love them. Flawless!

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