Symon, V. The Faceless. Auckland: Penguin, 2012Vanda Symon leaves behind Dunedin and Sam Shephard in her Auckland-set novel, Faceless. Her Auckland is a place where people try to hide from themselves and others, through art, living on the streets or even unspeakable offending. This is a confronting and gritty read.
Paddy Richardson takes the reader from Wanaka to Dunedin and throughout the South Island in Hunting Blind as Stephanie, a psychiatrist, tries to find answers to the disappearance of her sister seventeen years before.
In Traces of Red television journalist Rebecca Thorne tries to prove the innocence of a convicted killer.