Jane was born in the UK, raised in Australia, worked in the UK and Australia as a journalist and now lives in Australia, working as a novelist.
I read "The Dry" back in June and was impressed by the powerful way Jane Harper evoked a small Australian town so worn out by drought and failure that it's ready to combust. I said then that:
“The Dry” seeps into your imagination like a stain. It clings to you like a smell of something foul that you can’t wash out of your hair.”
Her second novel, "Force Of Nature" is out now, although I have to wait until February for the audio version I've ordered.
I think Jane Harper is a talent to watch. Try her if you'd like to hear a fresh voice in gritty crime fiction.