Annalisse Drury, an antiquities expert, is at an impasse in her relationship with her boyfriend, Alec Zavos, a tycoon. Alec refuses to clear up a paternity issue with an ex-lover, and Annalisse is frustrated. She accepts an invitation to fly to New Zealand to escape the recent turbulence in her life.
However, even her idyllic cottage on a family sheep farm is not immune to intrigue. Alec sends a mutual friend and detective, Bill Drake, to follow her, and a local resident who accompanies them from the airport dies mysteriously. A second violent death soon follows, and Annalisse and Bill find themselves at odds with the official investigations.
The local police want to close both cases as quickly as possible, but Annalisse and Bill are determined to find the truth. As they pursue their own leads, they uncover a web of secrets and betrayal that threatens to destroy everything they thought they knew about the town and the people in it.