While working at a trout-fishing lodge on the Tongariro River, Jessica slips into a relationship with a handsome, charming Maori lawyer. When the body of his troubled niece Chantelle is found in the Children’s Pond, Jessica’s own past as a teenager in prison comes back to haunt her.
What really happened to her all those years ago? And what is the connection with Chantelle’s death?
Tina Shaw’s sixth novel is a compelling collision between the past and the present.
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