The Survivors

Jane Harper

fiction mystery thriller
mysterious reflective slow-paced

384 pages | first published 2020

The compelling new novel from Jane Harper, the New York Times bestselling author of The Dry.

Kieran Elliott's life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences.

The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit with his young family to the small coastal town he once called home.

Kieran's parents are struggling in a community which is bound, for better or worse, to the sea, that is both a lifeline and a threat. Between them all is his absent brother, Finn.

When a body is discovered on the beach, long-held secrets threaten to emerge. A sunken wreck, a missing girl, and questions that have never washed away...

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Moods

mysterious 93%
dark 53%
tense 53%
emotional 40%
sad 26%
adventurous 21%
reflective 20%
challenging 5%
hopeful 1%
funny 0%
informative 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 52%
slow 32%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 49% | Plot: 34% | Character: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 26% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 47% | Yes: 30% | No: 22% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 79% | Yes: 12% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 0%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 12% | N/A: 0%

Average rating

3.79