#Blogtour #Review: The Ringmaster by Vanda Symon @vandasymon @OrendaBooks @annecater #TheRingmaster #SamShephard
Book length - 320 pages
Publisher - Orenda Books
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I want to thank Anne from randomthingsthroughmyletterbox.blogspot.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with an e-copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Death is stalking the southern South Island of New Zealand...
Marginalised by previous antics, Sam Shephard, is on the bottom rung of detective training in Dunedin, and her boss makes sure she knows it. She gets involved in her first homicide investigation, when a university student is murdered in the Botanic Gardens, and Sam soon discovers this is not an isolated incident.
There is a chilling prospect of a predator loose in Dunedin, and a very strong possibility that the deaths are linked to a visiting circus...Determined to find out who's running the show, and to prove herself, Sam throws herself into an investigation that can have only one ending...
You know that feeling when your heart starts to pump faster, the hairs on the back of your neck begin to tickle, and your mind goes into overdrive trying to figure out what is happening? Well, that's the permanent state I was in as I devoured every word of THE RINGMASTER by Vanda Symon who has fast become one of my favourite writers.
Sam Shephard is happy that she has moved to the bigger city of Dunedin but her life as a Detective Constable is not exactly easy when her boss despises her. But she has her best friend Maggie with her and is staying in the lap of luxury with Maggie's Aunt and Uncle. When the body of a young female student is found, Sam and the rest of the team get searching for the killer - well Sam does as much as her bully of a boss will let her - and when a connection appears between the murder and a local travelling circus, this investigation takes an even more terrifying turn as it appears they have a serial killer on the loose. With obstacles around every turn, can Sam figure out the truth before the murderer strikes again?
This book drew me in and blew my mind! I loved the character of Sam Shephard from the first book in this series (Overkill - review link here www.booksofallkinds.weebly.com) and this book just proved that she is one of my favourite detectives in fiction ever!
Strong, intelligent, tough but also compassionate, relatable and willing to look at things from all angles, are just some of the ways that I would describe Sam and I knew that as soon as I picked up this book that I wouldn't put it down until the very end (and what an ending!).
The angle of the travelling circus added a fresh and unique aspect to the story and Cassie! Oh, Cassie! But you will see what I mean when you read it for yourselves.
The pace is perfect with just the right amount of tension, drama, and energy scattered throughout to keep me hooked and there was never a dull moment from start to finish.
THE RINGMASTER by Vanda Symon is perfect in every way and I cannot wait for more from Sam Shephard.
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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