An atmospheric slow-burn whodunit, I enjoyed The Dry. Part police procedural and part murder mystery, the question of whether Luke murdered his family kept me glued to the page, but the real strength of the story comes in the descriptions of the drought. Setting the plot against something so dramatic was a clever call and really added to the intrigue. Definitely an entertaining read for my first of 2021.
Written by Christina McDonald
Christina McDonald is the USA Today bestselling author of Do No Harm, Behind Every Lie and The Night Olivia Fell (Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books), which has been optioned for television by a major Hollywood studio. She’s currently working on her next book.