It started forty years ago with the brutal murder of a teenage girl. Now a whole flock of sheep has been mysteriously torn to pieces and strange ghostly happenings are on the increase in the sleepy seaside town of Hal’s Cove. Seventeen-year-old Jeannie Rowlands soon finds herself right in the middle of a story that spans not only decades but other dimensions, and will end in a violent struggle for our very future on the shores of Hal’s Cove’s loneliest, most windswept beach.
Following a strange encounter when out celebrating her birthday, Jeannie’s once perfect boyfriend becomes distant and violent. And, to make things worse, she starts seeing and hearing ghostly apparitions on nearby North Shore Beach. As one part of her life falls apart, however, Jeannie finds herself offered an extremely well-paid job at a beach café and with a boss she hardly sees. She soon forms a kind of friendship with her most regular customer, an intriguing dark-haired boy she knows as Phay’n, who doesn’t speak a word of English and flees every time her boss returns. With more ghostly happenings and violent incidents occurring every day, Jeannie soon starts to realise that all of these various elements are connected and that their story is one of epic love and tragedy that will involve the fate of entire races of people… including our own.