‘It was as if the music lifted him from the dark room of his mind and lit everything up.’– The Dark Room The Dark Room by
Sam is originally from St. Albans in Hertfordshire but has lived in Ireland, at the foot of the Wicklow mountains, for more years that she lived in the UK. Her debut novel ‘Little Bones’ (Bonnier 2016) was No 1 in Ireland for four weeks, remained in the top 10 for another four, and was shortlisted for Irish Crime Novel of the Year. It launched the bestselling Cat Connolly trilogy.
Moving away from police procedurals Sam is keeping a focus on strong female characters, writing psychological thrillers for Corvus Books. ‘Keep Your Eyes On Me’ went straight to No 1 in January 2020 and ‘The Dark Room’ hit the bestseller list in January 2021, outselling Graham Norton and staying in the top ten for over a month. Sam has already signed for two more thrillers with Corvus Atlantic that will keep her busy until 2023.
Sam has two teenagers, three cats and lives in a 200-year-old cottage with an occasional poltergeist who moves things at the most inconvenient moments. Her husband was a member of An Garda Siochana, the Irish police force, until his retirement.
Check out Sam’s writing courses where she takes you through her writing process to help you write your own book.