Major feature film adaptation stars Matthew McFadyen, Miranda Otto and Emily Barclay. Narrated by Audie-Award winner and 2007 finalist, Humphrey Bower. Maurice Gee is one of New Zealand's best-known writers and is winner of the Wattie Award (twice), the Montana Award, and the New Zealand Fiction Award (four times).
When Celia Inverarity, aged 17, is found brutally murdered in a secluded West Auckland park one Sunday afternoon, Paul Prior, her English teacher and mentor, is suspected of being her murderer. Celia's death and the violence which follows send Prior back to examine the past - a past that is as secret as his father's den in the old poison shed. Eventually the murderer is exposed, but not before a family has been split apart and old wounds revealed.
©1972 Maurice Gee; (P)2007 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.