Distress Signals

By Catherine Ryan Howard 

This thriller did not fail to deliver. It is a highly enjoyable, well written debut story. 

A few days after Adam Dunne’s longtime girlfriend Sarah fails to return home after a business trip to Barcelona he receives her passport in the post, with a post-it note that reads “I’m sorry – S’ 

'Distress signals' by Catherine Ryan Howard book cover

Adam’s life starts to fall apart, why has Sarah disappeared? Did she walk out or was she taken? Adam vows that he will find her and the answers he needs. He soon connects Sarah to a cruise ship and to another woman who disappeared in similar circumstances a year earlier. 

It is a storyline made more interesting by the politics of ocean-going liners.