When Adam's girlfriend fails to return from a business trip, he sets out to find her - putting him on a collision course with a deadly predator who may have found the perfect hunting ground. A deeply compelling, cleverly plotted thriller in the vein of The Girl on the Train and I Let You Go.
Catherine Ryan Howard was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1982. Prior to writing full-time, Catherine worked as a campsite courier in France and a front desk agent in Walt Disney World, Florida, and most recently was a social media marketer for a major publisher. She is currently studying for a BA in English at Trinity College Dublin.
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 * A highly confident and accomplished debut novel, impeccably sustained, with not a false note... We will hear a great deal more of this author. * Irish Times * I loved the voice and the Cork setting - an engaging, unusual and believable thriller. * Sinead Crowley, bestselling author of Are You Watching Me? * A tense, tight, original page turner... 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. Pacey, 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 * A debut novel with a cracking plot and satisfyingly eerie writing throughout. * Woman's Way magazine * 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