Book Review for OVERKILL by Vanda Symon

OVERKILL by Vanda Symon
Sam Shephard Series, Book 1
Orenda Books
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A fast moving crime novel with female investigator readers can relate to.

OVERKILL is the type of book you can devour in one sitting. Symon's writing is so smooth and flows effortlessly from chapter to chapter all the while maintaining the tension and suspense. It is the perfect balance of human interest and crime investigation.

Book Review for OVERKILL by Vanda Symon

One of the things I liked about the book was the setting. New Zealand gave me a different feel and vibe than my Nordic Noirs. It wasn't as heavy, but still managed to contain a healthy dose of mystery. Then you add into the mix a wonderfully real female sleuth on the quest to discover the truth. What more can you want?

I wasn't sure what to expect from Symon, but she has a new fan. Bring on the next book in the series. I am going to need my Sam Shepard fix soon.

Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

OVERKILL by Vanda Symon (Cover)

Book 1 in the PC Sam Shephard series. Action-packed, tension-filled and atmospheric police procedural set in rural New Zealand.

When the body of a young mother is found washed up on the banks of the Mataura River, a small rural community is rocked by her tragic suicide. But all is not what it seems. Sam Shephard, sole-charge police constable in Mataura, soon discovers the death was no suicide and has to face the realisation that there is a killer in town. To complicate the situation, the murdered woman was the wife of her former lover. When Sam finds herself on the list of suspects and suspended from duty, she must cast said her personal feelings and take matters into her own hands. To find the murderer... and clear her name. A taut, atmospheric and pageturning thriller, Overkill marks the start of an unputdownable and unforgettable series from one of New Zealand s finest crime writers.

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About the Author: Vanda Symon (born 1969) is a crime writer, TV presenter and radio host from Dunedin, New Zealand, and the chair of the Otago Southland branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors. The Sam Shephard series has hit number one on the New Zealand bestseller list, and also been shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Award for best crime novel. She currently lives in Dunedin, with her husband and two sons.

Book Details:

Series: Sam Shephard Series (Book 1)
Print Length: 300 pages
Publisher: Orenda Books (June 30, 2018)
Publication Date: June 30, 2018

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