Force of Nature [Book Review] #throwbackthursday

October 1, 2020

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Force of Nature by Jane Harper (cover) Image: white text on a background of hills and trees

Genre/Categories: Crime Fiction, Mystery, Detective, Suspense, Australian

I’m linking up today with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #throwbackthursday.

This year as part of Blog Audit Challenge 2020 I’m going back to update older review posts. On Thursdays, I’ll be re-sharing a few of these great reads, and today I’m sharing my review of Force of Nature by Jane Harper, an atmospheric whodunit…

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My Summary:

‘Five women go on a hike in the Australian forested wilderness and only four return. As the women grab their backpacks and reluctantly set out, not one of the five women attending this three-day, mandated, corporate, team-building retreat is thrilled about the prospect. When four of the five women emerge from the woods battered and bruised, an investigation is launched to find the fifth woman. Federal agent Falk returns to help the investigation, and the story alternates between the present day investigation and the women’s experiences as the hike unfolded a few days earlier. Was the fifth woman murdered?”

Continue here for my review of Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Lost in the Australian Bush….what would you do?

QOTD: Have you read Force of Nature by Jane Harper or is it on your TBR?


  1. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this one. I don’t read a lot of thrillers, but I loved how this one explored the characters. I’d love to hear if you have recommendations for read alikes.

    • Have you read her first one, The Dry? Her latest, Lost Man, I didn’t enjoy as much as the first two but others did. The latest Louise Penny, All the Devils are Here, is sort of a mashup of thriller/character-driven/mystery….it can be read as a stand alone but the series is recommended for full enjoyment. The Huntress by Kate Quinn is another character-driven thriller but it’s a bit more intense! And there’s The River by Peter Heller which is a very character-driven thriller (maybe you read it as part of the MMD book club). I should write a blog post on character-driven thrillers!

    • Thanks for commenting Kayla ….. this comment ended up in spam and I’m just finding it. I can’t think of read alikes for this one, except for her other books.

  2. I have not read any books by Jane Harper, but they are on my TBR. I did read your review of this one and think I will try and get my hands on The Dry first.

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