Catherine Ryan Howard's debut thriller Distress Signals is due to be published in the UK and Ireland on 5 May 2016.
Adam's girlfriend Sarah fails to return from a business trip, but the arrival of her passport and a note that reads "I'm sorry - S" sets off alarm bells.
Adam connects Sarah to a cruise ship, and to another woman who disappeared from it a year before in similar circumstances. To get answers, Adam must outwit a murderer who seems to have found the perfect hunting ground.Originally from Cork, Catherine Ryan Howard is currently studying for a BA in English at Trinity College Dublin.
Before writing full-time she was an administrator for a travel company in the Netherlands, a campsite courier in France and a front desk agent in a hotel in Disneyworld in Florida, and a marketer for Penguin Random House Ireland.
In 2010 she self-published Mousetrapped, a memoir about her Disney experiences. Backpacked (2012) is about a reluctant trip across Central America. She has also published a how-to guide, Self-Printed (2014).
"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 Unravelling Oliver
"I loved the voice… [An] engaging, unusual and believable thriller."
- Sinéad Crowley, author of Can Anybody Help Me?
- Catherine Howard on Twitter: @cathryanhoward
- The author's website: catherineryanhoward.com