#Blogtour #Review: Overkill by Vanda Symon @vandasymon @OrendaBooks @annecater #Overkill #NewZealandNoir #RandomThingsTours
Release date - 6th September 2018 (UK Paperback)
Book length - 272 pages
Publisher - Orenda Books
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Anne from randomthingsthroughmyletterbox.blogspot.com for giving me the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.
FINALLY!!!! Finally, it is my turn to share my thoughts on OVERKILL by Vanda Symon. Now those of you who read my blog regularly will know that I adore Orenda Books (and the wonderful Anne Cater for introducing me to them!) and that they cannot really do anything wrong in my eyes but with OVERKILL they have blown my expectations out of the water and completely frazzled my mind. This book is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Ok, I'm going to get a grip of myself now and try to put it a little more succinctly just how amazing this story actually is - I just had to get that burst of excitement off my chest first 😉.
Mataura is a small town in rural New Zealand where apart from the odd tractor theft, nothing that interesting really happens, but Sam Shephard, the local police officer, loves it in her own way. When local woman and mother, Gaby, is found in the river, it seems obvious to most people in the community that she committed suicide. But some things just don't seem to line up properly for Sam and when she starts digging she soon realises that she has a murder case on her hands. As the big guns come in to take over, soon Sam will find herself at the centre of their inquiry - after all, Gaby was the woman who married the man of her dreams and took the life that Sam should have been living - but nobody knows the people of Mataura like a local and Sam is determined to get justice for the woman she envied. Someone in their small town is a killer and she will do whatever it takes to find out who.
First off, I have to comment on the Prologue. This throws you straight into the harrowing action and actually made me feel nauseous (I'm a mum so this part absolutely broke me). So from the outset, I knew I was going to be gripped to the very end and this proved to be true. The chapters are short and snappy which works perfectly to keep up the frantic energy surrounding the case and for holding my attention. Sam Shephard is a fantastic character who says it like it is and doesn't take any crap and I loved the relationship she has with Maggie. I inhaled this story within a couple of hours because I just had to know how it all would end and then when it was over, I had to take a moment to let it all digest.
OVERKILL by Vanda Symon is EVERYTHING you want in a gripping thriller, combining a perfect mystery with excellent police work, and rounding it all off with excellent prose and a way to enthral a reader that defies description.
OVERKILL is my favourite book from Orenda Books so far and I cannot wait to read more from Vanda Symon (which translates into everything she has ever written and will ever write!!), so buy this book now. Happy reading 📚
Vanda Symon is a crime writer and broadcaster from Dunedin, New Zealand. Books in her Sam Shephard series have hit number one on the New Zealand bestseller list. and she has been a three-time finalist for the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel. She currently lives in Dunedin, with her husband and two sons.
For more information:
Website - www.vandasymon.com
Twitter - twitter.com/vandasymon
Facebook - www.facebook.com/vandasymonauthor/
Instagram - www.instagram.com/vandasymon/
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