Overkill (Sam Shephard #1) (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the Sam Shephard series.


‘A sassy heroine, fabulous sense of place, and rip-roaring stories with a twist’ Kate Mosse

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 aside her personal feelings and take matters into her own hands.

To find the murderer … and clear her name.

A taut, atmospheric and page-turning thriller, Overkill marks the start of an unputdownable and unforgettable series from one of New Zealand’s finest crime writers.

‘Vanda Symon is part of a new wave of Kiwi crime writers … her talent for creating well-rounded characters permeates throughout’ Crimewatch

About the Author

Vanda Symon 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 climbed to 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.

Praise For…

"Part of a new wave of Kiwi crime writers . . . Symon’s talent for creating well-rounded characters permeates throughout." —Crimewatch

“More, please.” --Booklist

"an achievement that blends heart-stopping thrills with deep, believable characters in a stark New Zealand setting." --Foreword Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9781912374274
ISBN-10: 1912374277
Publisher: Orenda Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2019
Pages: 320
Series: Sam Shephard