One night in 1974, fifteen-year-old Robin Adams and her ¿foster sister¿ mischievously consulted a Ouija board. Robin asked the board how long she would live. The board told her she would die before her 17th birthday. About two years later, Robin disappeared from the Caro, Michigan, home where she worked as a live-in babysitter. Local police thought she had run away. Her friends knew better. Robin was having problems with her former boyfriend, who, two weeks earlier, had beaten her. However, with no eyewitnesses, no evidence of forced entry or struggle at the house and no body, the case went cold. In 1982, the case was reopened and assigned to a rookie detective. A ¿psychic¿ began assisting the detective. The psychic predicted that a ¿surprise witness¿ would come forward and identified another suspect who later failed a polygraph test. A break in the case came when the prime suspect¿s younger sister told a boyfriend that she helped commit the crime. She and her brother were charged with murder. The story might have ended after the trial, but it didn¿t. The sister¿s boyfriend suffered a series of injuries, which a medium blamed on black magic. Two trial witnesses died a year apart (same date) and several others connected to the case or members of their families were struck by tragedy. Was some unknown entity extracting vengeance for the shame brought on the killer¿s family? Murder in the Thumb is a powerful true story written by a seasoned journalist.