The Long Strip. Hamilton.

The Long Strip. Hamilton.

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"Another drowning....," thought Hannah as she fed the chickens. 
Another winter night and this time river had possibly claimed the lives of a couple of high-schoolers. At a subconscious level she half-expected it, after all, this same river had ripped her family apart. All over the country, the city of Hamilton was not associated with its beautiful lake, innovative gardens or wholesome milk products ....but its blinding fog. 

"Yearly, the Mighty Waikato River ingests its inhabitants in its vapours causing confusion, frustration and deathly mishaps. Hamiltonians are oblivious to this long strip of water that  recorded an annual statistic of 85 river-related deaths," said numerous online sources during the media frenzy that followed. 

She knew that this time she needed to act. 
Strip away the mystery.  
And Ben would help.

Kirikiriroa 2018.

Winner: Best of Mystery/Thriller 11/2/2019

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  • crime
  • death
  • detective
  • drowned
  • hamilton
  • mystery
  • river
  • solve
  • suicide
  • teenagers
  • youngadult