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Sam Shephard


320 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: May 2019

ISBN 9781912374274

Rights: US & CA

Orenda Books (May 2019)


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A taut, atmospheric and page-turning thriller marking the start of an unforgettable series from one of New Zealand's finest crime writers

When the body of a young mother is found on the banks of New Zealand's Mataura River, young female police constable Sam Shephard begins an investigation, with horrifying and very personal implications. Book one in an addictive, atmospheric new series


"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

Author Biography

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.