Distress Signals is a highly confident and accomplished debut novel, impeccably sustained, with not a false note. The exploration of the often murky backstage workings of the luxury liner world is fascinating, and there is a psychologically acute portrait of a killer that is genuinely moving. We will hear a great deal more of this author." - Irish Times
A debut novel with a cracking plot and satisfyingly eerie writing throughout. - Woman's Way magazine
This is Catherine Ryan Howard's debut thriller, and what a tense, tight, original page turner she's delivered...Writing a thriller which doesn't leave readers with a sense of deja vu isn't easy these days, but Catherine Ryan Howard has managed it triumphantly. Definitely a new, exciting and original author to watch. - Sunday Independent
Catherine Ryan Howard is an astonishing new voice in thriller writing. Make sure the children are fed, the cat is out and the box set is finished before you pick up Distress Signals because it will have to be wrenched from your hands before you will notice the world again. Pacey, suspenseful and intriguing, I highly recommend it for a top class page turning read. - Liz Nugent, author of 2014 IBA Crime Novel of the Year for Unravelling Oliver
I loved the voice and the Cork setting - an engaging, unusual and believable thriller. - Sinead Crowley, bestselling author of Are You Watching Me?
An exhilarating debut thriller from a hugely talented author. Distress Signals is fast-paced, twisty and an absolute joy to read. - Mark Edwards, #1 bestselling author of The Magpies and Follow You Home
Twisty and gripping. - Claire McGowan, author of The Silent Dead
About the Author
Catherine Ryan Howard was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1982. Prior to writing full time, Catherine worked as a campsite courier in France and a front-desk agent in a hotel in Walt Disney World, Florida, and most recently as a social media marketer for a major publisher. She is currently studying for a BA in English at Trinity College in Dublin.
Alan Smyth has worked as a professional actor for more than fifteen years. He has toured extensively in Ireland and the United States, and has worked with such companies as the BBC, Parmount Films, and Showtime Productions.
Bronson Pinchot, an Audie Award-winning narrator and Audible's Narrator of the Year for 2010, received his education at Yale University. He restores Greek Revival buildings and appears in television, film, and on stage whenever the pilasters and entablatures overwhelm him.
Suzanne Toren has recorded over nine hundred audiobooks. She has performed on Broadway and in regional theaters in works penned by Shakespeare, Moliere, and Arthur Miller. She has also appeared on Law & Order and in various soap operas. She was awarded the Narrator of the Year Award for her audiobook recordings for the Library of Congress and has earned more than two dozen Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine.