Chaos reigns in the sleepy village of Aramoana on the New Zealand coast, when a series of shipping containers wash up on the beach and looting begins.
Detective Constable Sam Shephard experiences the desperation of the scavengers first-hand, and ends up in an ambulance, nursing her wounds and puzzling over an assault that left her assailant for dead.
What appears to be a clear-cut case of a cargo ship running aground soon takes a more sinister turn when a skull is found in the sand, and the body of a diver is pulled from the sea … a diver who didn’t die of drowning…
As first officer at the scene, Sam is handed the case, much to the displeasure of her superiors, and she must put together an increasingly confusing series of clues to get to the bottom of a mystery that may still have more victims…
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I’m a huge fan of this author and in need of distraction at the moment decided to pick it up as I knew it would be a fantastic read. I was not disappointed as this was another gripping crime thriller from this talented author.
The book started in a very interesting way, when some shipping containers wash up on the beach. This brings out the worst in people and I found it interesting to see how quickly it took for chaos to reign. The discovery of a body turn into an intriguing case for Sam and her team.
I absolutely loved Sam who was such an amazing character. It was great to see her progression through the book as she tries to work out the kinks in her new job and build the trust of her colleagues. Some of the banter and interesting descriptions that are used to describe her colleagues were hilarious and I actually found myself laughing out loud as I read. Sam’s relationship with Maggie was brilliant and I so enjoyed reading about the two of them. It was great to be able to see how the case can affect a police detective personally and see her work through this with a close friend.
Overall I really enjoyed this addictive book which just drew me in from the start. It was great to follow Sam on her investigations and to try and figure out what was going on. The beautiful descriptions of New Zealand helped me visualise the settings and made me determined to visit New Zealand again in the future. Whilst not as dark as her previous books it was still hugely enjoyable and I can’t wait to read more from her in the future.
Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Orenda for my copy of this book.
About The Author:
Vanda Symon lives in Dunedin with her husband and two young boys. A former pharmacist, Vanda is now a domestic goddess, a writer and full-time mum. She is heavily involved in the community, sitting on numerous committees, and hosts a monthly local radio show called ‘Write On’, focusing on writers and the world of books.