Tuesday 11 September 2018

BLOG TOUR ~ Overkill by Vanda Symon

Hi Everyone,

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for Overkill by Vanda Symon where I have a review of her latest novel. I was thrilled to be asked by Anne Cater from Random Things Tours who organised this tour in conjunction with Orenda Books to take part along with some other fab book bloggers. You can find out who else is taking part in this fabulous Blog Tour at the end of this extract so without further ado, here it is:

With huge thanks to Karen Sullivan, Vanda Symon and Orenda, I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.......

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 as it seems. Sam Shephard, sole-charge police constable in Mataura in New Zealand she soon discovers the death was no suicide, and has to face the realization 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 aside her personal feelings and take matters into her own hands. She must find the murderer, and clear her name.

Well, where do I start on this, I didn't like it, I absolutely LOVED it. The prologue was one of the best I've read in a long time so be prepared, it's not for the faint hearted. This is the first book in the series set in New Zealand where we're introduced to PC Sam Shephard and I LOVED her, she's a petite character (like me), she's extremely independent, feisty and takes no nonsense and doesn't let anyone walk all over her or take advantage of her and I'm sure we could all learn a thing or two from her and I kind of felt a connection to her. When we meet Sam she's investigating the death of a young Mother, Gaby who coincidentally is the wife of Sam's ex, Lockie whom evidently she still holds a torch for but when she invests too much time in the case and makes a few silly mistakes to make the powers within the force bring her in to interview her and in turn decide to suspend her as she's stupidly made herself out to be a suspect in this investigation.  Will Sam just take the suspension on the chin and stay away, you bet she won't.  Will Sam find out the truth and clear her name??  Will Sam find the killer in time??

This is the first book I've read by Vanda Symon and it definitely won't be my last and can't wait to read more work from Vanda where I hope it won't be too long.

Overkill is available in all good bookstores, libraries, on audio and also on Kindle where it is currently £4.31 and FREE with Kindle Unlimited at the time of publication of this review so grab it while you can, you won't be disappointed so don't say I never told you so!!!

1 comment :

  1. Delighted that you loved Overkill! Thanks for the Blog Tour support Celeste x