Vanda Symon grew up in Tauranga and Hawkes Bay before heading south to study at the University of Otago. After graduating with a Bachelor of Pharmacy, Vanda returned to Hawkes Bay to work as a pharmacist in the community and local hospice. After starting a family and making the decision to be at home with the children, she had the opportunity to indulge in her love of writing. Vanda now lives in Dunedin with her husband and two young boys.
A brutal home invasion shocks the nation. A man is murdered, his wife bound, gagged and left to watch.
But when Detective Sam Shephard scratches the surface, the victim, a successful businessman, is not all he seems to be. And when the evidence points to two of Dunedin's most hated criminals, the case seems cut and dried... until the body count starts to rise.
Meanwhile, Sam is in big trouble again