Here is the plot of The Dry from Wikipedia.com:
The Dry, the first novel written by Harper, is a thriller set in a fictional town five hours away from Melbourne in Australia.This novel features a Federal Agent, Aaron Falk, who returns to his old hometown to attend the funeral of his childhood best friend, Luke. Falk teams up with a local detective and tries to uncover the truth behind Luke's sudden mysterious death, only to find more questions than answers.
The Dry will be filming at Victoria, Australia and it starts on late February. Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky, and Jodi Matterson are producing the film.