Author(s): Adrienne Jansen
A Line of Sight is a compelling whodunnit woven through a story of community, family and an extraordinary eight-year-old boy. When Nick and Graham set out rabbit shooting one August day neither of them realise their lives are about to change forever. They spot a couple of suspected cannabis growers on their land. Each fires in warning and one grower is killed. But who fired the fatal shot? And how far will each man go to prove himself not guilty? The story of a young man facing the biggest dilemma of his life, A Line of Sight is an affecting portrayal of male friendship, the links between generations, and Swan - a blind boy whose strange take on the events brings great danger and unexpected clarity.
Adrienne Jansen is a writer, editor and teacher based in Titahi Bay, Wellington. She is the founder of the Whitireia Creative Writing Programme and worked as a writer for Te Papa. A Line of Sight is Jansen's fourth novel. Recent books include the children's book The Curioseum (Te Papa Press 2013), The Crescent Moon: The Asian Face of Islam in New Zealand, with photographs by Ans Westra, and The Score (Escalator Press, 2013).