THE PHILLIP ISLAND MURDER - Vikki Petraitis and Paul Daley

Reviewed By
Karen Chisholm

Started reading THE PHILLIP ISLAND MURDER ages ago, tidied up one day and promptly couldn't find the book to finish it. (Goes to prove that housework is dangerous and frankly bloody annoying as I wanted to read this book.) Rather relieved that after 12 months of idly moving things around, I finally managed to find it again. So I sat down and re-read cover to cover.

Petraitis and Dale have written an extremely good true crime book. It's well researched, reasoned and thoughtful, and the case deserves a light held up to it. Alas, unlike the blurb hopes, I don't think anything has eventuated. Interesting article about the writing can be found here:

Year of Publication

The discovery of the body of Beth Barnard, a popular, lively, attractive 23-year-old, on the floor of the bedroom in the island farmhouse where she lived, began a murder investigation and rocked a peaceful community.

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