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Distress Signals

Written by: Catherine Ryan Howard
Narrated by: Alan Smyth,Bronson Pinchot,Suzanne Toren
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Publisher's Summary

The acclaimed debut thriller from the internationally bestselling author of The Liar’s Girl and 56 Days 

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.  

©2016 Catherine Ryan Howard (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Too long

Interesting storyline but took too long for it to start to unfold. I have to say I felt sorry for Romi and preferred both his and Corrine’s narrator, Adam’s narrator was challenging to listen to.

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Very well done

Very good plot and I love the way there are two stories happening at the same time and they eventually meet up. Well done.

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  • jen
  • 2022-03-13

excellent

i enjoyed this book. Great narration. slow start, but once it picked i up it picked up quickly

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Phenomenal story

I absolutely loved this story, it had me rapt the entire time. She did a magnificent job of portraying each of the lead characters psychology; making your heartbreak over a character that I don’t even know if I can call a villain. I didn’t love the main character, Adam, but the story and writing was so good it didn’t even matter.

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  • MG
  • 2021-11-28

one of my favourite audio books thus far!

this book really had me wondering often, and tied it all in the end with a nice little bow. impressive!

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Good times!

I picked this at random from the plus catalogue and thoroughly enjoyed it! Call me simple, but I found the plot twists pretty great! Also a surprising amount of laughs for a mystery/suspense/thriller, which could have a lot to do with the narrator’s interpretation of the main character. Go for it!

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Cruise, anyone?

Going on a cruise in a few months and after listening to this book, it’s got me wondering how much crime really IS on board! Thrilling read

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Liked it

It started out great and kept my interest. Couldn’t wait to see where the story went. In the end, the 2 parallel stories felt a bit disconnected.

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very good

great story and very well read. Enjoyed it very much. I recommend it to mystery lovers.

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Loved. Then was lost. Then loved

I really enjoyed the pace of this book, it kept my interest until the very end.
All in all, a great listen and the performance was also attention grabbing.

And the end I had felt I missed something, so I had to do some googling to tie the story off in my mind, which then made me fully appreciate the book since I hadn’t made the connections on my own🤭
SPOILERS - but If you need the full circle moment like I missed here it is;
https://www.goodreads.com/author/3421464.Catherine_Ryan_Howard/questions

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