Distress Signals: An Incredibly Gripping Psychological Thriller with a Twist You Won't See Coming (Paperback)Catherine Ryan Howard (author)
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AN IRISH TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER
ONE OF AMAZON UK'S 'RISING STAR' BEST DEBUTS OF 2016
WINNER: BEST MYSTERY, INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARDS 2017 USA
SHORTLISTED FOR BOOKS ARE MY BAG IBA CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2016
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA JOHN CREASEY NEW BLOOD DAGGER 2017
Did she leave, or was she taken?
The day Adam Dunne's girlfriend, Sarah, fails to return from a Barcelona business trip, his perfect life begins to fall apart. Days later, the arrival of her passport and a note that reads 'I'm sorry - S' sets off real alarm bells. He vows to do whatever it takes to find her.
Adam is puzzled when he connects Sarah to a cruise ship called the Celebrate - and to a woman, Estelle, who disappeared from the same ship in eerily similar circumstances almost exactly a year before. To get the answers, Adam must confront some difficult truths about his relationship with Sarah. He must do things of which he never thought himself capable. And he must try to outwit a predator who seems to have found the perfect hunting ground...
Distress Signals is a highly confident and accomplished debut novel, impeccably sustained, with not a false note. The exploration of the often murky backstage workings of the luxury liner world is fascinating, and there is a psychologically acute portrait of a killer that is genuinely moving. We will hear a great deal more of this author. - Irish Times
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 268 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
A debut novel with a cracking plot and satisfyingly eerie writing throughout. * Woman's Way magazine *
This is Catherine Ryan Howard's debut thriller, and what a tense, tight, original page turner she's delivered...Writing a thriller which doesn't leave readers with a sense of deja vu isn't easy these days, but Catherine Ryan Howard has managed it triumphantly. Definitely a new, exciting and original author to watch. * Sunday Independent *
Catherine Ryan Howard is an astonishing new voice in thriller writing. Make sure the children are fed, the cat is out and the box set is finished before you pick up Distress Signals because it will have to be wrenched from your hands before you will notice the world again. Pacy, suspenseful and intriguing, I highly recommend it for a top class page turning read. * Liz Nugent, author of 2014 IBA Crime Novel of the Year for Unravelling Oliver *
I loved the voice and the Cork setting - an engaging, unusual and believable thriller. * Sinead Crowley, bestselling author of Are You Watching Me? *
An exhilarating debut thriller from a hugely talented author. Distress Signals is fast-paced, twisty and an absolute joy to read. * Mark Edwards, #1 bestselling author of The Magpies and Follow You Home *
Twisty and gripping. * Claire McGowan, author of The Silent Dead *
An excellent debut thriller from Cork's Catherine Ryan Howard, which may give cruising executives some sleepless nights. * Irish Independent *
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I loved this book, it hooked from the beginning and didn’t let go. It was so easy to read, I finished it within a day of starting it. The pace was really good as it kept the story constantly moving along. The... More
“A must read”
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