Kerikeri is kiwi country. There the flightless birds live in common places like farms, sides of roads, and pine forests. That’s why the law says all dogs must be on a lead.
When dead kiwi are found in nearby Waitangi forest, it becomes clear that someone is ignoring that law. A kiwi killer is on the prowl. Suspects are many. As the death toll increases so too do the cries for dogs to be shot.
Young Tom Smart has an injured pig dog he rescued from the forest. He can’t believe she could be the killer, but others do. There is only one way Tom can save her, and that is to find the real killer, which means confronting a man who will do anything to protect his secrets.
Published by Torea Press
Released July 2018
Finalist in 2019 NZ Children's and Young Adult Book Awards