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The Dark Room

by Sam Blake

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Dark Room

If you want to escape reality for a while you can just throw yourself into this diverting mystery. Two women find themselves at Hare’s Landing in West Cork for very different reasons and join forces to investigate some strange links to the house, including two suspicious deaths and a missing persons case. A number of plot lines all rather gleefully twist together and once the main characters are together in Ireland the story really comes together. Sam Blake writes short intense chapters, encouraging thoughts to whip and spin. Rachel and Caroline investigate with determination, though I have to admit that Jasper the dog was my particular favourite! The hint of ghostly goings-on play with the atmosphere, but it is very much the humans in this tale that you need to keep an eye on. Entertaining and twisty, The Dark Room slots together to a satisfying end.

Liz Robinson

The Dark Room Synopsis

Hare's Landing, West Cork. A house full of mystery...

Rachel Lambert leaves London afraid for her personal safety and determined to uncover the truth behind the sudden death of a homeless man with links to a country house hotel called Hare's Landing.

New York-based crime reporter Caroline Kelly's career is threatened by a lawsuit and she needs some thinking space away from her job. But almost as soon as she arrives, Hare's Landing begins to reveal its own stories - a 30-year-old missing person's case and the mysterious death of the hotel's former owner.

As Rachel and Caroline join forces, it becomes clear that their investigations are intertwined - and that there is nothing more dangerous than the truth...

The Dark Room Press Reviews

You don't know who's manipulating whom until it's far too late - terrific. - Alex Marwood on Keep Your Eyes on Me

Original, twisty and very gripping - this is a roller-coaster ride to be savoured. - William Ryan on Keep Your Eyes on Me

A delightfully dark and satisfying thriller that had me anxiously cheering on the wronged women in their quest for revenge. - Roz Watkins on Keep Your Eyes on Me

I absolutely love a tale of women scorned getting revenge and this one did not let me down. I loved the escapism of it - I was living vicariously through those characters, I tell you. It was pacey and exciting and totally joyous. - Jo Spain on Keep Your Eyes on Me

An addictive mystery, with a creepy twist - Angela Clarke

There's shades of Rebecca in this small-town mystery, full of atmosphere and menace and with a satisfyingly complex plot. The Dark Room is another winning page-turner from Blake and the perfect read for curling up in front of the fire on a winter's night. Although with its shocking reveals and ghostly undertones, good luck getting to sleep afterwards... - Catherine Ryan Howard

Twisty, unpredictable and compelling - Liz Nugent

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781786498601
Publication date: 07/01/2021
Publisher: Corvus
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781786498625
Publication date: 07/01/2021
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Ebook

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786498625
Publication date: 7th January 2021
Author: Sam Blake
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Ebook
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,

About Sam Blake

Sam Blake is a pseudonym for Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin, the founder of The Inkwell Group publishing consultancy and the hugely popular national writing resources website She is Ireland's leading literary scout and has assisted many award-winning and bestselling authors to publication. Vanessa has been writing fiction since her husband set sail across the Atlantic for eight weeks and she had an idea for a book.

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