"Darkly compelling."

- Gillian Slovo




Young, bright law student Stella lives above Auckland Harbour in uneasy luxury with Stuart, a criminal lawyer with a past. The couple's already highly charged relationship enters a new and dangerous phase when they take on the case of Carlos Lehman – an incomer to a remote bush territory who is driven to murder, and whom Stella finds both frightening and fascinating.


"Atmospheric, intelligent and seductively strange... leads you into a slow-burning nightmare."

- Sarah Dunant



Shortlisted for the Creasey First Crime Fiction Award