Chloe also finds it difficult to talk to others outside her family. It is a relief when summer comes and she doesn’t have to deal with unwanted attention.
Keri, Mereana and Jess have been invited to spend time with Mereana’s Grandmother in a small beach town. There is a welcoming pōwhiri at the local Marae, where Mereana and Chloe find out they are distant cousins, and Jess struggles with the cultural differences.
There is a mystery surrounding a recent visitor to the town, a fire in the sand dunes and a near drowning. Over the week the girls find what they are capable of, and their friendships change and deepen.