Vanda Symon grew up in Tauranga and Hawkes Bay before heading south to study at the University of Otago. After graduating with a Bachelor of Pharmacy, Vanda returned to Hawkes Bay to work as a pharmacist in the community and local hospice. After starting a family and making the decision to be at home with the children, she had the opportunity to indulge in her love of writing. Vanda now lives in Dunedin with her husband and two young boys.
Detective Constable Sam Shepard knows first-hand the desperation of the scavengers- she's got the scars to prove it. Plus a skull in the sand. And a body pulled from the ocean. The undercurrents from one morning's madness are far-reaching. Who else will be caught in the backwash? Can Sam stem the tide?