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Force of nature by Jane Harper
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Force of nature (edition 2018)

by Jane Harper

Series: Aaron Falk (2)

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When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path. But one of the women doesn't come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker. In an investigation that takes him deep into isolated forest, Falk discovers secrets lurking in the mountains, and a tangled web of personal and professional friendship, suspicion, and betrayal among the hikers. But did that lead to murder?… (more)
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Five women trudge into cold, wet, mountainous bushland. By the time they emerge, one of them has gone missing. Where is Alice Russell? And what secrets are her fellow hikers keeping from police and search & rescue?

Aaron Falk is back at work following the events of [b:The Dry|27824826|The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1)|Jane Harper|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1456113132s/27824826.jpg|47804789]. He and his partner, Carmen, have been working on Alice Russell to blow the whistle on shady dealings. But now Alice has gone and got herself lost during a three-day corporate team-building exercise, in dense bushland, in winter.

With Alice on the fateful bushwalk are company chairwoman Jill, old school-mate and now colleague Lauren, Alice's assistant Bree and Bree's twin Beth, who works in the basement doing data-entry. And any one of them could have a reason, or more than one, to hope Alice doesn't make it back in one piece. Because Alice, as it turns out, is a bit of a bitch.

And what about the men's group, which included chairman Daniel Bailey, Jill's brother? Was there an ulterior motive to their visit to the women on the first night out?

Falk and Carmen have one goal: get the contracts. The contracts that Alice was meant to hand over the night she was due to return. So off they go, into the wintry bush where phone signals are sketchy at best and tales of old murders still make the hairs on the back of the neck prickle in fear. But the more they talk to the group of women who came out of the bush that day, the more questions there are.

This was not as gripping as The Dry, but I still enjoyed it. Atmospherically, it made a change from the searing heat of drought-stricken Kiewarra in summer. Now I'm looking forward to reading The Lost Man. ( )
  punkinmuffin | Apr 30, 2024 |
Second in the Aaron Falk series, this time he’s pulled into heavily forested land to find a missing woman, who he’d “recruited” to help him uncover financial wrongdoings at the company where she works. The company planned the team-building retreat, but Alice doesn’t make it back. Meanwhile, her young teenage daughter is undergoing her own trauma. The convoluted story finally all comes together to reveal a surprising ending. If I had any complaint, the rapid jumping back and forth between the retreat itself and the search for Alice gets a bit tedious. But it works! I will definitely read the next in the series and anything else this author writes. ( )
  KarenMonsen | Mar 17, 2024 |
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  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
Good mystery with a few interesting red herrings. I liked this one a bit more than The Dry but both were very good. I’m enjoying getting to know Aaron Falk and look forward to his next case. ( )
  hmonkeyreads | Jan 25, 2024 |
A disappointment after "The Dry." Let's hope this is just the common "sophomore slump" as I would like to read more about Aaron Falk and, now, Carmen. ( )
  Kalapana | Jan 22, 2024 |
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When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path. But one of the women doesn't come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker. In an investigation that takes him deep into isolated forest, Falk discovers secrets lurking in the mountains, and a tangled web of personal and professional friendship, suspicion, and betrayal among the hikers. But did that lead to murder?

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When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path.

But one of the women doesn’t come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened.

Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker. In an investigation that takes him deep into isolated forest, Falk discovers secrets lurking in the mountains, and a tangled web of personal and professional friendship, suspicion, and betrayal among the hikers. But did that lead to murder?
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