Overkill by Vanda Symon @annecater #BookReview #RandomThingsTours

Happy Thursday Book friends!

Excited to be part of the blog tour for this new crime thriller series! Many thanks to Anne Cater for my invitation!🖤

Overkill Cover

Overkill by Vanda Symon

My Thoughts

Atmospheric! Dark! Beautiful!

This is the first book in a crime thriller series that takes place in New Zealand… first off I loved the setting! The book made me feel as though I had journeyed to New Zealand, and was in this small rural village… The descriptions and vernacular seemed so authentic…. Love when a book takes you away from reality for a little while…

This book starts out with a huge BAM!!! A prologue that will leave you speechless and suck you completely into the story…. Sam Shepard is a constable in this small town where nothing ever happens, until now! A woman is found dead, is it suicide? Is it murder? After it is discovered that Sam is the victim’s husband’s ex lover she is dismissed from the case… but as an all good crime thrillers Sam is determined to find out the truth so she investigates on her own….

Sam was an extremely well crafted character… she had both a strong and soft side…. a friend you’d want in a fight who would also give you a shoulder to cry on! Love when there is a strong yet relatable female protagonist in a crime thriller book…

This book started out so fast paced I felt as though I was trying to catch my breath… the pace then slowed down so I could relax, it did slow down a bit too much for me for a brief period… but then it picked up again! I found the ending to be very satisfying and believable… cannot wait to see what we have in store for us in the next installment of this compelling crime thriller!

Recommend to fans of the crime thriller genre who enjoy a book with a captivating female protagonist…

*** many thanks to The publisher for my copy of this book ***

Overkill Blog Tour Poster

About the Book

Sam Shephard, a young sole-charge police constable in Mataura, is the main character in a new series of crime novels set in New Zealand. When a young mother in the town is brutally murdered (it seems to be a professional job), Sam is at the heart of the police hunt to find the killer. But then Sam’s past relationship with the dead woman’s husband is revealed. Sam is stood down from the case and is now a prime murder suspect. Frustrated, Sam loses her cool. She can’t stop herself making murder inquiries and gets into serious trouble with her police superiors. But then the young constable stumbles onto something. The murdered woman was working as a journalist and had uncovered a local scandal. She’d been killed to keep her quiet. When Sam enters this world she’s in real physical danger, until at last a conspiracy is uncovered and the killer revealed. Disillusioned, Sam prepares to leave town. What will she do next? (less)



That’s all folks! Berit☀️✨

12 thoughts on “Overkill by Vanda Symon @annecater #BookReview #RandomThingsTours

    • Thank you so much! And thank you for all your support I followed you and set my notifications for your blog so I won’t miss a day! Well I might miss a day, but I’ll try not to!💞

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  1. Great review! The setting definitely does sound interesting and so does the story-line. Sorry to hear about the pacing being up and down but I am glad that you still enjoyed the book. Adding it to my TBR 🙂

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  2. Excellent review Berit!! You had my little heart racing about the beginning of this book. I’m glad it picked back up for you after a stall. The setting sounds great!! I also love books that take me away, and New Zealand sounds good right about now. 😊

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  3. If my TBR wasn’t so long already I would definitely add this one. It is nice to get in a new series from the first book and the setting sounds wonderful. Of course, I do enjoy a strong, smart female protagonist as well, Oh shoot, I guess I just convinced myself to find this book.

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