The work in progress

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For now, it’s called

Hidden amongst them.


In the closing days of summer 1979, the body of 17-year old Natalia Jackson-Garcia is found just metres from her family’s holiday home in a small bay in the Coromandel on New Zealand’s East Coast.

On his first day on the job senior sergeant, Adam Banner is the one who discovers the body. The police quickly link the death to a spate of car thefts over the summer holiday they believe are being done by bored youth from the city, staying in the bay for the summer holidays. The police believe Natalia was involved in the thefts and her death was just a terrible accident. Adam isn’t convinced it’s that simple. But time is running out, there are just weeks left to catch the car thieves before school starts and the holidaymakers leave the bay taking the young offenders with them. Adam is told to focus on cars but convinced the killer is living amongst them he never gives up his hunt, it’s a case that will take nine years to be solved.



Meanwhile, this one is now sitting in a box while I give it some space and consider how the next re-write is going to go.


2 thoughts on “The work in progress

  1. I really like your synopsis Amanda. I could get something of a similar length written up on New Year’s Eve I’d be very happy. One day soon I am going to devote some time to the task. For the moment though I just need to keep on with the re-writing.


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