It is Boxing Day and the start of Summer holidays in New Zealand. The Armstrong family arrives at their holiday property to a confronting sight. What happens next to have them feature on the front pages of the nation's newspapers and television news broadcasts?
In five short days, along with a newly acquired Maori friend, Alex and her young brother Samuel's lives change as this thrilling tale unfolds. Sibling rivalry, racist views, and personal fears are challenged, while a budding romance creates new self-awareness.
Set in the tranquil Bay of Islands, accompanied by the ever present crackle of Cicada song, Alex and Samuel, are unwittingly thrust into a series of events that swiftly move from confronting, to mysterious, to disturbing, to terrifying, leading up to the gripping climax.