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Murderer’s Thumb

Murderer’s Thumb

Beth Montgomery

  • award* 2009 White Ravens Selection
  • Adam discovers a body buried in a silage pit. Is it one of the teenage girls who went missing from Falcon Ridge six years ago?

    And where is the author of the diary Adam finds in the old farmhouse?
    Some locals are willing to do anything to get their hands on the missing pages. Will Adam be able to piece together the mystery in time to save himself?

    Murderer’s Thumb is a novel about what happens when outsiders uncover secrets that have been hidden for too long. After her highly praised The Birthmark, Beth Montgomery has written a page-turner that will haunt you.

    Beth Montgomery
    About the Author

    Beth Montgomery grew up on Melbourne’s fringe. She worked as a teacher in the Pacific Islands and is married to a Solomon Islander. They have three children and now live in rural Victoria, where Beth is at work on her next books. Beth has written two novels, The Birthmark and Murderer’s Thumb.

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    Text publication date:
    16 May 2010
    AU Price:
    crime-solving, rural living, family mysteries
    Reading age:
    13 +
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    Praise for Beth Montgomery
    andMurderer’s Thumb

    ‘I loved Murderer’s Thumb. It raced along like a runaway tractor.’

    ‘A wonderfully taut thriller that manages to remain smart and suspenseful from the captivating image on the cover to the very last beat of the book. Montgomery’s characters are unforgettable as she plunges deep into the worst and best that humans and small-town Australia can be.’

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