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Title:
Distress signals
Publication Information:
[Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, [2017]
ISBN:
9781504757478
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (11 1/2 hr.) : digital, MP3 ; 4 3/4 in.
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System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software.
Language:
English
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MP3 format compact disc. Will only play on CD players adapted for MP3 format.
Abstract:
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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A debut thriller that channels Gone Girl, from the newest writer to watch, Catherine Ryan HowardThe 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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Publisher's Weekly Review

In Howard's solid first novel, Sarah O'Connell leaves Cork, Ireland, aboard the cruise ship Celebrate for a business meeting in Barcelona. When Sarah fails to return from her Mediterranean trip, boyfriend Adam Dunne, an aspiring screenwriter, begins to worry. No one, including her parents, is able to contact her. The ship's owner offers Adam little help. Then Adam receives a package with Sarah's passport and a note saying only "I'm sorry-S." The Irish police manage to connect Sarah with a Celebrate crew member, Ethan Eckhart. Adam later makes contact with Peter Brazier, whose wife disappeared from the same ship a year earlier and who got a package exactly like Adam's. Adam and Peter book passage on the Celebrate to seek Ethan and demand answers. Two additional story lines-that of a troubled French boy and of a ship housekeeper-eventually connect with Adam's in surprising ways, as life and death aboard a cruise ship prove very mysterious indeed. Agent: Jane Gregory, Gregory & Company (U.K.). (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

A ordinary weekend-Adam is revising a script that has landed him in the big time, and his girlfriend Sarah leaves him home alone in Cork to go on business to Barcelona. But Sarah never comes back, and her trip was not what it seemed. Ignoring his script, Adam tracks her to a Mediterranean cruise, discovering along the way just how many people disappear off big boats. Plenty of plot movement, two subplots winding through the action, great characters, and some unexpected twists make this debut novel impossible to put down. Howard is definitely a writer to watch. Alan Smyth, Bronson Pinchot, and Suzanne Toren turn in top-notch performances. VERDICT Will appeal to thriller fans who enjoy some detecting along with suspense.-Janet Martin, formerly with Southern Pines P.L., NC © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.