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It is 1979, and in the dying days of summer Sergeant ADAM BANNER is sent to work in a small coastal town on the East Coast of New Zealand.
Wedged between ranges of native bush, farmland and the Pacific Ocean, he finds the stretch of coastline both claustrophobic and beautiful. The area is home to tribes that prefer to keep to themselves; conservative farmers, hippies and the tourists from the Big Smoke, Auckland – Adam’s home.
A routine investigation into stolen cars quickly plunges Adam into a far more serious crime. The body of a 17-year-old, beaten and strangled, has been dumped just meters from her family’s holiday home. Adam’s superiors connect the death to the spate of car thefts and have their sights set on holidaying youth from the city. But Adam isn’t convinced, too much doesn’t fit.
With the latest draft of The Bay wrapped up. The journey to unravel the bird’s nest that is the beginning of this story begins.