The Children’s Pond by Tina Shaw


Jessica Pollard has moved to Turangi to be near her son Reuben who is in prison there. But there is something sinister in in the undercurrents of this place and and it’s beautiful river.

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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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