The Dark Room

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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…

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Reviews

Laced with creepy menace and dark characters that live in the mind, it gets under the skin very quickly.

*Geoffrey Wansell* UK Daily Mail

An excellent, engrossing tale with a satisfyingly serpentine plot with a killer twist.

*Myles McWeeney* Irish Independent

This book delivers a well-paced and layered plot that cleverly combines a number of cold cases with present-day drama, and the result is an intriguing read that delivers plenty of twists and turns and an absorbing conclusion. Blake also has a wonderful gift for description, ensuring the reader can picture every scene in exquisite detail. Her atmospheric depiction of West Cork triumphs in this novel, along with the wonderful portrayal of Rachel’s dog – a German Shepherd called Jasper who is pivotal to helping them with their investigations.

*Breda Brown* Sunday Independent

Twisty, unpredictable and compelling

 * Liz Nugent *

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 *

Thoroughly enjoyed #TheDarkRoom by @samblakebooks! Intelligent and compelling female leads, a spooky and atmospheric setting, and a gripping and satisfying plot.

*Roz Watkins*

An addictive mystery, with a creepy twist

* Angela Clarke *

Really enjoyed this twisty atmospheric read from ⁦@samblakebooks

*Olivia Kiernan*

“A sinister, twisted & atmospheric thriller sure to send many a chill scuttling down your spine, Sam Blake’s The Dark Room is a nail-biting page-turner readers will not be able to put down…sure to go down a treat with fans of Lisa Jewell and C L Taylor.”

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The Dark Room by Sam Blake

Available in paperback, ebook, audio

Published by Corvus Atlantic & Bolinda Audio

Published January 2021

ISBN 978-1786498601

All books by Sam Blake