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Two strong female leads investigate suspicious deaths linked to a hotel in this entertaining mystery.
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.
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...
|Publication date:||7th January 2021|
|Collections:||100+ Female Led Crime Fiction,|
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|
Closing date: 30/06/2021
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
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 writing.ie. 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.More About Sam Blake