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A debut thriller that channels Gone Girl, from the newest writer to watch, Catherine Ryan Howard

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 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 …

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An exhilarating debut thriller from a hugely talented author. Distress Signals is fast-paced, twisty, and an absolute joy to read.”

    Mark Edwards, bestselling author of The Magpies

  • “This novel has become one of my favorite psychological thrillers to date…Catherine Ryan Howard went outside the box and really brought a unique and interesting setting to Distress Signals…I absolutely loved, loved, LOVED this book, I cannot recommend it highly enough!”

    Rose Reviews

  • Distress Signals is a gripping, smart, and fast-moving read. Catherine Howard expertly weaves together two main story lines as she skillfully builds the voices of three main characters. Her insights and thoughtful writing immerse you in the fascinating world of cruise ships and the mysterious, perfect crimes committed at sea. The compelling mystery at the heart of this debut novel is engrossing, and Catherine Howard’s clever plotting makes this a terrific debut.”

    Christine Carbo, bestselling author of Mortal Fall

  • “Distress Signals is a highly confident and accomplished debut novel, impeccably sustained, with not a false note.”

    Irish Times (Dublin)

  • “Writing a thriller which doesn’t leave readers with a sense of déjà 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 (Dublin)

  • “An excellent debut thriller which may give cruising executives some sleepless nights.”

    Irish Independent (Dublin)

  • “Howard weaves an intricate web of suspense chapter by chapter…and before you know it, you’re trapped inside.”

    Brian Freeman, bestselling author of Goodbye to the Dead

  • “Pacey, suspenseful, and intriguing…[A] top-class, page-turning read. Catherine Ryan Howard is an astonishing new voice in thriller writing.”

    Liz Nugent, author of Unraveling Oliver

  • “I loved the voice…[An] engaging, unusual, and believable thriller.”

    Sinéad Crowley, author of Can Anybody Help Me?

  • “Clever and compulsive. I read it in one sitting.”

    Irish Examiner (Lapp’s Quay, Ireland)

  • Distress Signals is a well-written, page-turning read, with a number of red herrings and some surprise plot twists…An engaging thriller written with authenticity and aplomb from a writer who knows her craft, and who clearly has a bright future.”

    Books Ireland

  • A Library Journal Audio-in-Advance Pick for November 2016
  • Shortlisted for the 2016 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Award
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