Force of Nature

Force of Nature

Book - 2018
Average Rating:
Rate this:
21
When one member of a five-woman team of co-workers goes missing during a corporate retreat, federal police agent Aaron Falk uncovers dark secrets in his search for the woman, a whistleblower and major contributor to his latest case.
Publisher: New York :, Flatiron Books,, 2018
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250105639
1250105633
Characteristics: 326 pages ; 25 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

r
Rachelc24
Jul 11, 2018

I really enjoyed this book.. forced to go on a corporate retreat with people I don't really like or get along with. I'd go crazy too. All the characters in this book have some type of flaw.
Its a good little mystery that becomes a page turner. You can feel the trees closing in on you and the hopeless feeling of being lost. Very well done.

a
athena14
Jun 27, 2018

"Hell is other people." (Jean-Paul Sartre, "No Exit") IMO, Aaron and Carmen just waste pages.

z
zcch55
May 21, 2018

Highly recommended book with realistic characters. Starts a bit slow but then becomes “unput-downable”. Would make a great movie.
Read her first book, The Dry, and totally enjoyed that one also.

w
wardlind
May 19, 2018

Jane Harper is my new favorite author. Her characters are totally human and believable. Dialogue is real and the storyline has lots of twists and turns so kept me turning pages. Set in current day Australia, it's a great change of pace for mystery fans from the usual American or British procedurals or the heavy-duty Scandinavian dark mysteries. Highly recommend.

m
mamabadger56
May 18, 2018

A terrific novel for mystery lovers. A group of women become lost in the woods during a workplace excursion; when they are found, one of them is missing, and accounts vary. The police are called in to search for her, and to find an explanation. Harper maintains the suspense throughout, revealing the truth slowly, bit by bit; allowing for many possible explanations and deftly playing with the reader's assumptions and expectations right to the end.

l
lrs1107
May 12, 2018

A very worthy successor to Jane Harper's THE DRY.

r
Reads_A_Lot
Apr 30, 2018

Didn’t like this one as well as the first book in the series. Seemed strange that the main character was just a bystander and not really active in solving the case. All 5 women involved in the mystery were unlikeable. Put these two things together and it was hard to be drawn into the story. Set up for the third book looks like it might be better, so I won’t give up on the series yet.

l
lpreston214
Apr 26, 2018

Another riveting mystery/thriller from newcomer Harper with agent Aaron Falk. I love this author's books! This one starts with a group of women on a corporate retreat walking out of the Australian bush bruised, battered and very overdue. Five women entered but only four come out. The story is told in the present, concentrating on our financial fraud agents, and in flashbacks telling what happened in the bush. The alternating chapters get shorter and shorter as the two stories converge. Very good character development and un-put-down-able tension. One of my best of the year so far.

w
wyenotgo
Apr 23, 2018

Right from the start,, I have several complaints: First of all, the structure and voicing: The narrative is told entirely in the third person but from the perspectives of multiple characters (Agent Falk; Jill Bailey; Beth Mckenzie; Bree Mckenzie; Lauren Shaw; back and forth it goes). How can the writer possibly speak from within the consciousness of so many different people with any sort of credibility?
Next, there's the character of Alice: Dramatic tension needs to center around this woman who has gone missing and who may have been placed in a vulnerable position; as a reader, I need to care about her welfare; but I don't. There is nothing engaging about her. She and the rest of them, a hundred pages in, still remain shadowy, inconsequential, one-dimensional. And the writing style doesn't help: Dull, flat, impersonal, colorless.
Finally, there's the overall set-up: A police plant, possibly an unwilling one; a seemingly poisonous work environment; suspicion of some corporate wrongdoing; an over-privileged bunch of company wonks on a "team building" exercise that all of them resent. NO ONE is liking what is going on here. And neither am I. I say to hell with the lot of them, I just wanted to get to the end and move on.

ehbooklover Apr 20, 2018

Great characters, lots of twists and turns, plus a very atmospheric setting made for another fantastic mystery in what is sure to become one of my favourite mystery series. Can't wait for #3 to be written!

View All Comments

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SSFPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top