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If you’re searching for your next page turner, make sure you enter this month’s amazing book competition to win 1 of 17 copies of Fleur McDonald’s new rural fiction, Rising Dust.

Detective Dave Burrows returns in another breathtaking tale of rural suspense.

After the family’s devastating tragedy, Detective Dave Burrows is crystal clear that his wife, Mel, is no longer interested in their marriage.

Before Dave can talk to Mel, he and his partner, Bob Holden, are sent to investigate a suspected sheep stealing at a station north of Carnarvon, where they very quickly realise that this crime is a lot more than just stock theft.

As a ferocious tropical storm floods the airstrip and uncovers more than anyone expected, Dave and Bob find themselves isolated, outnumbered and in extraordinary danger. Dave has to confront the guilt and trauma of his past before he can move forward. And perhaps there’s no way out this time.

‘Fleur McDonald is a master of the rural suspense novel, her characters and storyline crackle with authenticity.’ Family Circle 

‘Nobody does rural fiction quite like Fleur McDonald.’ Weekly Times

Please note this competition is open from 11th April 2022 until 8th May 2022 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. This competition is a game of skill – answer in 50 words or less. We are unable to accept entries posted via facebook. Facebook LIKE functionality is not a requirement of entry to this competition. The winners of this competition will be published on this page. Winners’ name and address will be provided to the promoter of this competition and prizes will be sent to the address you have in Your Profile. Please ensure your details are up to date so that you receive your prize.

Winners for this competition

  1. F. DishonVIC
  2. S. SorgiovanniWA
  3. N. Osinski-HillWA
  4. T. BurrowsQLD
  5. R. LewisWA
  6. S. BeckQLD
  7. N. LochSA
  8. A. HaywoodNSW
  9. M. HolzwartNT
  10. A. ChanVIC
  11. E. GullyNSW
  12. J. BurrowsQLD
  13. D. AtkinsTAS
  14. V. AndersonNSW
  15. R. HermansenQLD
  16. C. McGrathNSW
  17. J. VassalNSW
  • I love to read books written about places I’ve been to.


  • I love books set in Australia’s unique outback.


  • Absolutely love Australian thrillers set in rugged Australian settings.


  • My mum is an avid book reader and loves anything about rural Australia. This book looks like an absolute ripper!


  • Heading out on first holiday in over 2 years and I can’t wait. I need to fill some of that leisure time and this would be the perfect match for sun, fun and relaxation.


  • going to have some time so need more to read while wait for my dad at the hospital


  • Reading Is my way to escape, relax and reset after a long week. It’s my guilty Sunday pleasure. I enjoy thrillers, mysteries and the odd romance depending on my mood
    This book sounds great


  • I’ve just finished a Fleur McDonald book – now I’m hooked – Can’t wait to read her new one.


  • I need something new to read while my baby sleeps. Definitely spend too much time cleaning the house!


  • I love suspense and crime stories so I’d love to read this book


  • Reading is my escape from the real world and I’ve only read one of Fleur McDonald’s books and thoroughly enjoyed it!


  • Ooh not in my hot little hands, rather in Mum’s hot little hands. She has chosen it to read (she loves Fleur’s books) and will absolutely scold us if we purchase it for Mother’s Day and her birthday. “Don’t waste your money on buying me a Mother’s Day present”. She will wait until the local library finally gets a copy, she taught us stubbornness, frugality and patience :). I used to buy them and neglect the source, now I’ve promised not too (though so much easier to purchase). So please make mum happy and pick her! Thanks


  • A marvellous signature of literary artistry to captivate my heart where suspense, mystery and uniqueness is loved and wondrously part of every page turning moment we will simply adore as such bold and creative stories leave us inspired, fascinated and wanting more.


  • It sounds like the perfect escape from the everyday!


  • Just finished Deception Creek, and Fleur McDondald is a new favourite author, and can not wait to find out what Detective Dave Burrows is up to in this novel Rising Dust, I just know it will be a great read.


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