A terrified woman - one shoe missing, elegant clothes ripped – struggles against an overpowering attacker beneath the crystal clear water of New Zealand’s remote Marlborough Sounds. This is Maggie Cabbott and she’s fighting for her life. Cut to… A sleek yacht alone in a vast empty sea. An angry environmentalist spitting on the ground. A jumble of human bones unearthed in a landslide. And a handsome man grinning at his adoring wife as he declares she’s going to get it – everything she ever wanted. This is Tom Cabbott and he’s about to disappear. From best-selling author, Sarah-Kate Lynch, comes an 8-part thriller that takes a missing person and a blissful marriage and turns it upside down in the sleepy settlement of Pelorus, where nothing, including the visiting Cabbotts, is quite what it seems. Set against the scenic backdrop of New Zealand’s best-kept secret, this riveting story combines the multiple layers of Big Little Lies with the marital microscope of The Affair and the unexpected twists of Ozark. Grieving wives, cheating husbands, epic embezzlement, threatening scrutiny and historic crime all collide to weave a complicated web stretching through the Sounds’ hidden valleys and deep waters. And at the centre of it all? Maggie. To outsiders she seems to have it all – wealth, beauty, brains, the ideal husband and the world at her feet. But there’s one thing Maggie needs to find the happy ending she’s always wanted. And to get it, she and Tom need a very clever plan in a specially chosen town to go off without a hitch. The problem? They chose the wrong town. And that’s just the beginning.
"But, credit where it's due. The Sounds has probably done enough in its opening salvo to get me back for a second-look." Graeme Tuckett
"I’ve only seen one episode, but I’ll definitely be coming back for more. It makes a strong case for the maturation of local drama and sets up several layers of mystery that I am going to need to see." Dominic Corry
"Beautiful people doing stupid things in breathtaking locations is the stuff TV dreams are made of. “The Sounds” checks all the boxes." John Anderson