The Untold

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Penguin Group USA, 2014 - Fiction - 274 pages
4 Reviews
With shades of Water for Elephants and True Grit, a stunning debut novel set in the Australian outback about a female horse thief, her bid for freedom, and the two men trying to capture her.


It is 1921. In a mountain-locked valley, Jessie is on the run.
  Born wild and brave, by twenty-six she has already lived life as a circus rider, horse and cattle rustler, and convict. But on this fateful night she is just a woman wanting to survive though there is barely any life left in her.
  Two men crash through the bushland, desperate to claim the reward on her head: one her lover, the other the law.
  But as it has always been for Jessie, it is death, not a man, who is her closest pursuer and companion. And while all odds are stacked against her, there is one who will never give up on her—her own child, who awaits her.

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User Review  - Donna Bettencourt - Book Verdict

Collins's gripping debut novel is based on a legendary wild woman who roamed a rugged valley in 1920s Australia. On the run after murdering her abusive husband, Fitz, 26-year-old Jessie delivers her ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karin Slaughter - Goodreads

I really, really enjoyed this. The writing reminded me a bit of early Emma Donoghue (Slammerkin, my fave). I wish that there was a photo of the real-life Jessie, though. Highly recommend for lovers of historical fiction and murder. Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Courtney Collins lives on the Goulburn River in regional Victoria, Australia. The Untold is her first novel, and she is currently at work on her second novel.

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