Journalist Chris Baxter is at a crossroads. When he returns with his teenage daughter to live with his mother Susan in the beautiful township of Neverend, Chris hopes to pick up the pieces after his life takes an unexpected turn.
But life in the small town turns out to be far from idyllic. Soon Chris discovers that opportunities for employment are few and far between and it's not long before he finds himself in increasingly dire financial straits.
He thinks his prayers are answered when Susan attends the forty-year reunion of an Australian diplomatic trip to Indonesia, and he smells a story in the unusual circumstances surrounding the death of one of the members of the group. But as he begins to investigate, strange threatening occurrences begin to strike the family, and the peace of the small town by the river is shattered. As the intimidation increases, so does Chris' determination to uncover the truth. With his family in peril, Chris frantically searches for answers, before it's too late.