Overkill (Ash #2)
The last thing Ash expects when she lands in Clearwater, Florida is to be stalked by a troubled teenager. If that's not bad enough, she is caught in a shooting spree next to the nearby elementary school. The cops think it’s an attempt at mass killing, but Ash wonders if the only victim was specifically targeted by the killer. Will she manage to identify him and have him arrested before he comes after her?

Overkill (Ash #2) Details

TitleOverkill (Ash #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 5th, 2020
PublisherUviart
Rating
GenreThriller, Suspense

Overkill (Ash #2) Review

  • Dianne
    January 1, 1970
    Ash is trying to establish a new life, leave her demons behind and it seems Fate doesn’t agree. Her new home, Clearwater, Florida puts her in the middle of another nightmare of horrendous proportions. Her personal life is in turmoil, and now she witnesses what could be an attempted mass shooting at the local elementary school. Does put a bullseye on her back? Could she has seen the shooter? Can she identify him/her?Uvi Poznansky’s OVERKILL filled with suspense, incredible twists and deadly scena Ash is trying to establish a new life, leave her demons behind and it seems Fate doesn’t agree. Her new home, Clearwater, Florida puts her in the middle of another nightmare of horrendous proportions. Her personal life is in turmoil, and now she witnesses what could be an attempted mass shooting at the local elementary school. Does put a bullseye on her back? Could she has seen the shooter? Can she identify him/her?Uvi Poznansky’s OVERKILL filled with suspense, incredible twists and deadly scenarios as Ash finds herself embroiled in a deadly game of cat and mouse. This time the stakes are higher than ever and Ash has more to fight to survive for.Hang on for a maze of seemingly unconnected events that will culminate in a labyrinth of emotional action and suspense as once again, Uvi Poznansky puts her artistic talents to paper and another fascinating tale emerges! Highly recommended reading by a very gifted author.I received a complimentary ARC edition from Uvi Poznansky! This is my honest and voluntary review.Series: Ash - Book 2Publisher: Uviart (May 5, 2020)Publication Date: May 5, 2020Genre: Suspense | ThrillerPrint Length: 115 pagesAvailable from: AmazonFor Reviews, Giveaways, Fabulous Book News, follow: http://tometender.blogspot.com
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  • Dee Arr
    January 1, 1970
    I really wanted to like this book. I had read Uvi Poznansky’s previous series Still Life With Memories and although not the genre I usually read, I could not help but acknowledge her talent. This book focuses less on romance and more on the thriller/woman-in-jeopardy aspects. The descriptions in this book are where Ms. Poznansky shines. Whether giving a view of the current scene or describing the atmosphere, this is the book’s five-star element. For example, early in the book when Ash and her mo I really wanted to like this book. I had read Uvi Poznansky’s previous series Still Life With Memories and although not the genre I usually read, I could not help but acknowledge her talent. This book focuses less on romance and more on the thriller/woman-in-jeopardy aspects. The descriptions in this book are where Ms. Poznansky shines. Whether giving a view of the current scene or describing the atmosphere, this is the book’s five-star element. For example, early in the book when Ash and her mother are installing curtains that block them from the sight of a teenage stalker, “with each ring clipped, each stretch of heavy fabric raised into place, the room becomes darker and the air seems to tighten.” In one sentence, the author conveys both the scene and Ash’s mood.Where the author stumbles is in the area of police work and firearms. Mentioned multiple times is the killer’s machine gun. Post-1986 fully automatic rifles are illegal in the US, and buying a legal pre-1986 rifle would cost the killer in this story at least $10,000, and probably much more. Legal hurdles – both state and federal – would have forced the killer into using a semi-automatic weapon. Police would hardly give up so much information while talking with the general public. Their job is to gather information, not to spread specific bits and pieces, which are usually kept under wraps.The quality of the dialogue is mostly good, though there are times when it can be jarring. When the killer is shooting at school students, a teacher gives an eloquent description of what is happening rather than a direct “Get down, someone’s shooting!” A child has an adult conversation and acts with adult thinking in a stressful situation (necessary for our heroine to have a chance to survive, making it more of a forced plot device). Discussions and even conversations with the killer never adequately describe the motivation behind the murders, with most efforts muddying the waters in several different directions.Delving into a new genre can be a good thing, allowing authors to spread their wings. In “Overkill,” it is usually in new areas different from the author’s previous romance novels where the above examples rear their heads. Branching into the suspense/thriller market can be a positive for someone with Ms. Poznansky’s talents, but a solid knowledge base of this genre is a prerequisite. Three-and-a-half stars.
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  • Paul Lovell
    January 1, 1970
    I was fortunate that I didn't have to wait to read this one. I was given a preview copy. I like to be useful and by providing a typo-sweep, I get read it early... I'm a huge fan of Uvi Poznansky's writing, must have read everything she's published... This is a great addition to the collection. Would love to see this series televised. Well Done Uvi.
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  • John Holland
    January 1, 1970
    I was given a preview copy to read. Once again Ms Poznansky has hit the nail on the head. I was soon caught up in the adventures of Ash and it was like meeting an old friend again. If you like mystery, mixed with a little male/female attraction, then I highly recommend this book. You won't be able to put it down. If you haven't read the earlier titles in this series I suggest you do so. However Overkill stands alone as a good story, even if this is your first experience with Ash.
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  • Grady
    January 1, 1970
    ‘Who, if you don’t mind me asking, is buried in here?’Uvi Poznansky wears a coat of many colors. Originally from Israel where she studied Architecture and Town Planning then moving to the US where she studied Computer Science and became an expert in Software Engineering, Poznansky managed to combine the design elements of two studies into unique formats. And she has accomplished the same with the other side of her brain - making visual her ideas (she is an accomplished painter, drawer, and sculp ‘Who, if you don’t mind me asking, is buried in here?’Uvi Poznansky wears a coat of many colors. Originally from Israel where she studied Architecture and Town Planning then moving to the US where she studied Computer Science and became an expert in Software Engineering, Poznansky managed to combine the design elements of two studies into unique formats. And she has accomplished the same with the other side of her brain - making visual her ideas (she is an accomplished painter, drawer, and sculptor who has enjoyed exhibitions both in Israel and in California, her present base) and making words in poetry and in short stories and children's books. APART FROM LOVE: Still Life with Memories is an adult romance in five parts, and now Uvi continues her series – the Ash Suspense Thrillers that combine the thriller genre with romance – with OVERKILL, Book 2.Having well established her principal character, Ashley aka Ash, in Book 1 COMA CONFIDENTIAL, Uvi provides further adventures as she opens with the following: ‘It’s not immediately that I notice the smell. Perhaps it’s been covered – at least the first moment, when I’ve stepped over the threshold – by the salty spindrift blowing in from Tampa Bay. Or else, perhaps I’ve been too distracted, too stirred up by this fever of mine, this excitement, caused by my impulsive move to Clearwater, at least until the end of my winter break. If I like it here, I may even stay here, who cares about school. Far from UCI Campus, free from the pressure of exams, and away from everyone I know, I can experiment with who I want to become. Let me start making a new life for myself. Let me start healing.’ Uvi’s skill at both visual and written art is outstanding, but her history of diversity does not end there. Her brief synopsis gels the plot – ‘Months after recovering from coma, Ash discovers that the man who performed her brain surgery has a questionable medical experience and a dark past. Should she expose him, at the risk of becoming vulnerable to his revenge? The last thing Ash expects when she lands in Clearwater, Florida is to be stalked by a troubled teenager. If that's not bad enough, she is caught in a shooting spree next to the nearby elementary school. The cops think it’s an attempt at mass killing, but Ash wonders if the only victim was specifically targeted by the killer. Will she manage to identify him and have him arrested before he comes after her?’Beauty of prose bound together with a sensitive thriller make this a very special new series from a very fine writer. With follow-up of this stature the continuation of this series is assured! Highly recommended.
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  • J.A. Schneider
    January 1, 1970
    “It’s not immediately that I notice the smell.” This thriller grabs you from the opening line. Trying to heal from previous trauma, Ash goes impulsively for school’s winter break to Florida but cannot escape her feelings of dread. Trouble follows her. She finds herself first stalked by a troubled teenager, and then caught in a shootout at a nearby school. The police think it’s an attempted mass killing, but Ash suspects that the only victim was targeted by the killer. Can she persuade the police “It’s not immediately that I notice the smell.” This thriller grabs you from the opening line. Trying to heal from previous trauma, Ash goes impulsively for school’s winter break to Florida but cannot escape her feelings of dread. Trouble follows her. She finds herself first stalked by a troubled teenager, and then caught in a shootout at a nearby school. The police think it’s an attempted mass killing, but Ash suspects that the only victim was targeted by the killer. Can she persuade the police who he is before he comes after her?This, the second in this Ash Suspense Thriller series, stands out for the mesmerizing quality of the writing. Uvi Poznanski transports us with her stunning prose, well-rounded characters, and dialogue. The plot twists are complete surprises, and pull us on to see what’s next. Nothing is what it appears to be, which is exactly what you’d want in a solid mystery thriller with a dash of romance. I loved this book, and recommend it highly. Five stars!
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  • Aaron Lazar
    January 1, 1970
    Overkill, by Uvi Poznansky, is the latest release from this USA Today Bestselling Author. I have long been a genuine fan of all her books, from the romantic stories to the biblical novels, and now to this delightful thriller! I read the first book in the series, Coma Confidential—a wonderful psychological thriller— and was thrilled when Overkill was released so that I could continue to follow young college student Ashley in her startling exploits.Told from the point of view of Ash, formerly a co Overkill, by Uvi Poznansky, is the latest release from this USA Today Bestselling Author. I have long been a genuine fan of all her books, from the romantic stories to the biblical novels, and now to this delightful thriller! I read the first book in the series, Coma Confidential—a wonderful psychological thriller— and was thrilled when Overkill was released so that I could continue to follow young college student Ashley in her startling exploits.Told from the point of view of Ash, formerly a comatose patient, Overkill is poetically written and finely executed, involving new storylines that could have been taken from contemporary headlines. Ash flees her college life in California, leaving boyfriend Michael behind, hoping for a much needed respite after the events in Coma Confidential. The little cottage she rents from an acquaintance of her father ends up not being as idyllic as expected, when she walks in the door and there’s a horrific odor and stains beneath the rugs. Who died here? And why is everyone so closed mouth about the history of the cottage? The story heats up when Ash is caught in a school shooting. The child she protects is a young neighbor boy, whose estranged father is killed in the rampage. Ash becomes involved in the investigation and becomes close to the mother and boy, helping the family wherever she can. Overkill is a fast-paced, suspenseful and beautifully written tale that you must enjoy for yourself!- Highly recommended by Aaron Lazar, USA Today Bestselling Author.
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  • S.R. Mallery
    January 1, 1970
    ***** A Fine Thriller!I first read a book by Uvi Poznansky when we were both invited into the same boxed set. Then, impressed by her work, I read a couple more of them. And recently, as soon as I saw this newest novel of hers up on Amazon, I had to buy it. So glad I did!First off, although this is Book 2 of a series, not only does it completely work as a stand alone, it is quite a riveting story. The main character, Ash, is very believable and touching as she first faces an unwanted pregnancy th ***** A Fine Thriller!I first read a book by Uvi Poznansky when we were both invited into the same boxed set. Then, impressed by her work, I read a couple more of them. And recently, as soon as I saw this newest novel of hers up on Amazon, I had to buy it. So glad I did!First off, although this is Book 2 of a series, not only does it completely work as a stand alone, it is quite a riveting story. The main character, Ash, is very believable and touching as she first faces an unwanted pregnancy then becomes the victim of a very disturbed teenage stalker. And what a messed up individual he is. His growing anger, perceived hurts, and irrational behavior is extremely well portrayed, as the plot’s steady build up kept me on the edge of my seat. And by the time a mass killing occurs, I couldn’t believe how chillingly and authentically described it was.Yet there was another element that also anchored my attention to this book. Throughout Ash’s journey, in spite of her own misgivings about having a baby and her wanting to escape her life at the moment, when she helps out a neighbor by watching the woman’s young son, we soon see a transformation occur within Ash. She develops such a protective attachment to the little one, she turns into a Mother Tiger. A strong woman who is there, ready and willing to fight for the boy, when all the pieces of this thriller’s puzzle come together. Very highly recommended!
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  • Alexandra
    January 1, 1970
    Another great book by Uvi Poznansky! One thing I really love about her books is the mention of art! Now I need to go look up the painting mentioned.
  • Gigi Sedlmayer
    January 1, 1970
    And here i am reading another story by Uvi Poznansky. After reading 12 other stories by her, I am really surprised about "Overkill". Different from the others. But I enjoyed reading about Ash and her adventures. Adventures? Well, moving away from her home to Florida to overcome the previous trauma, being raped, she made her home here, only to be troubled by a stalker and the terrible smell in her new home, she moved in.If that is not enough, she is caught in a school shooting at a nearby school. And here i am reading another story by Uvi Poznansky. After reading 12 other stories by her, I am really surprised about "Overkill". Different from the others. But I enjoyed reading about Ash and her adventures. Adventures? Well, moving away from her home to Florida to overcome the previous trauma, being raped, she made her home here, only to be troubled by a stalker and the terrible smell in her new home, she moved in.If that is not enough, she is caught in a school shooting at a nearby school. But only one adult was killed.Why? Ash is wondering.But not giving to much away, I only say, it was well worth reading the story about Ash.Get it and find out what else Ash had to endure, before she decides to go home again, to her beloved boyfriend.
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  • Charlene
    January 1, 1970
    A really intense read! Filled with interesting complex and some devious characters. This book captured me on the very first page! Very descriptive and intriguing read. I became engrossed in this riveting story and loved the characters.Lots of twists and turns. Very well written and one of the best books I have read this year! A Must Read!!
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  • Diane Secchiaroli
    January 1, 1970
    School shootings This was a suspense novel about a young woman and a deranged adolescent, a missing high school student and his mother. Apparently this is a series.
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