1. The Virgin and the Whale

    "Once there was a man who went away in a hot air balloon. He waved goodbye to his family as he lifted off. He promised them that he would be back in exactly one year. The balloon drifted up and up and up and soon they were so far away that they looked like black ants way down, far below him." That's how the story started. That was the very first telling. Published by Random House, NZ, September 2013

  2. Settlers' Creek

    Box Saxton just wants to bury his teenage stepson's body in the churchyard near the farm where Box grew up. Settlers' Creek was published by Random House New Zealand in 2010. It was long listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2012 and published in German by Weidle Verlag in 2013.

  3. Rocking Horse Road

    The body of a teenage girl is found on the beach in the days leading up to Christmas, 1980. Published by Random House New Zealand in 2007 and long listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2009. Published in Germany by Weidle Verlag in 2012.