The wife of one of the passengers aboard ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is "disgusted" by a novel based on the plane's disappearance.
Three months after the plane vanished on a flight to Beijing with 239 people on board, New Zealand author Scott Maka has released the thriller novella MH370, an e-book.
According to the website stuff.co.nz Danica Weeks, the wife of missing New Zealander Paul Weeks, said releasing a book so soon after the tragedy and without information on what happened made her angry.
She said it was hurtful to the families of the people on board the flight
"I'd rather they'd put their efforts to helping them find the truth, to be honest," she said.
"We're going to be spending the rest of our lives doing that."
Ms Weeks said people wanting to write books and make movies about the mystery should wait until they had all the information.
The author, with the pen name Scott Maka, said he never intended for the relatives of the missing families to be the book's audience or even find out about it.
Mr Maka, who is based in Malaysia, said he wanted to apologise to Ms Weeks.
"I'm saddened to hear that she's reacted like that, I'm upset that she's upset."
Stuff.co.nz reported that the author acknowledged the book's publication came amid controversy sparked by US and Indian studios working on MH370 films.