Superb Sunday Independent Review for Keep Your Eyes on Me!

Space in the book review pages of the newspapers is very limited, so getting a review is a big thing, and getting a brilliant review is just wonderful! Huge thanks to Breda Brown and The Sunday Independent, this has made 2020 a LOT better!

I’m so utterly thrilled – read it online here, or see the images posted below!

“Blake’s skill lies in her ability to combine tough and memorable characters with a deliciously complex and fast-moving plot that never wanes.

She takes the simple concept of revenge, but turns it into a riveting tale that criss-crosses the globe and involves smuggled antiques, forged artworks and even the Russian mafia.

The tension never lets up and as we hurtle towards the last few pages, Blake fires in one last plot grenade that makes you question everything you have just read.

Sam Blake is now writing on a totally different level and I, along with her scores of fans, will be eagerly anticipating what she does next.”

Woot!!

Pick up your copy at Eason Ireland – currently 25% off with free delivery, or in your local bookshop!

Coming Soon: The Dark Room

I’m thrilled that the new Sam Blake standalone is on its way!

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

Rachel Lambert arrives at Hare’s Landing afraid for her personal safety, but determined to uncover the truth behind the sudden death of a homeless man with links to the country house hotel.

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 they arrive, 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…

Preorder from Easons or Dubray NOW!

The Dark Room

Video Interview: The Writing Game

The Writing Game live Facebook interviews have been running every Friday through lockdown at lunchtime. Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin and literary agent Simon Trewin have been joined by some stellar authors including Andrew Miller, Joanne Harris, Kit de Waal, Adele Parks, Catherine Banner and Carmel Harrington plus publishing director Kathryn Taussig.

Below you can see Simon chatting to Sam Blake, discussing plot and process, writers block and the differences between writing a series and standalone novels.  Showing how she goes from big idea to bestseller, Sam Blake discusses her novels to date.

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Harry Potter Star Evanna Lynch Brings Extra Magic to Keep Your Eyes on Me

I am absolutely thrilled that Keep Your Eyes on Me is now available in audio both here and in the US, and it’s being read by Harry Potter star, the incredible Evanna Lynch!!!

Evanna played Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter film series, appearing in the last four films and their tie-in video games, as well as in the musical ‘A Very Potter Senior Year’.  Evanna is passionate about veganism and animal rights. She has been involved in many non-profit campaigns and has launched both a vegan-themed podcast The Chickpeeps,  and the cruelty-free cosmetics brand, Kinder Beauty Box.  She also has an extremely gorgeous cat 🙂

I went to London to meet Evanna in studio while she was recording, and listened in  – it’s the first time she’s recorded a full audio book so doubly exciting.  Keep Your Eyes on Me has a lot of different accents in it and she had them all perfected, SO brilliantly!

Published by Bolinda, it will also be available through Borrowbox at your library, so put in your request now, or click below to buy 🙂

The Bookseller featured the news here:

Available on all platforms, you can buy online here.

Keep Your Eyes On Me

Keep Your Eyes On Me is Sam Blake’s first standalone, and like the Cat Connolly books features two strong women on a mission. Pick up your copy in your local bookshop or online here!

Described as ‘Strangers on a Train’ meets ‘Dial M for Murder’ it reveals the story of what happens when two wronged women, Lily Power and Vittoria Devine meet on a plane bound for New York.

I’m absolutely thrilled that it went straight into Eason’s No 1 slot on release and has had magnificent support from the book trade.

Praise for Keep Your Eyes On Me

Original, twisty and very gripping – this is a rollercoaster ride to be savoured. William Ryan

One of those delights of scheming and machination where you really don’t know who’s manipulating whom until it’s far too late. And then tips you upside down at the end –  terrific!  Alex Marwood

Revenge is sweet in this deliciously entertaining thriller, as two women scorned aim to settle a few scores – with an ingenious plan that will have you cheering them every step of the way.’  TM Logan, author of The Holiday

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, author of The Confession.

‘Delightfully dark and satisfying’ Roz Watkins, author of the DI Meg Dalton series

 

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