The fictional New Zealand seaside town of Gabriel's Bay is the setting for a third novel by Hawkes Bay based author Catherine Robertson.
The central theme explored in Spellbound is power, from family violence to factions that can emerge within a small community.
There is a large cast of characters in the book, so you have to keep your wits about you as a reader.
Catherine sets the scene for Lynn Freeman and talks about the many characters in the trilogy.
Spellbound is published by Black Swan.