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 …
This is a good one.
Desperate for a new audiobook for my commute, frustrated by all the mixed reviews the Psych Thriller genre books seem to have, I “settled” on Distress Signals and am so glad I did! This book moves at an appropriate pace with the appropriate amount detail to keep you thinking thinking thinking about what’s happening and what’s coming next. The narrators are also all very good!
I really wanted to like this book, but the pacing was all off and the interlinked storylines I didn’t care for. I would have preferred a novel about Corinne Dupont and Romain over Adam and Sarah. Romain’s character development deserved a full novel, Even when he was trying to be good, bad things still happened.” Corrine’s scene in the cabin with her son is beautifully done, why ruin that with a dumb guy worrying about his girlfriend and some dude obsessed about his wife… yawn, boring.