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Three Little Birds

Two decades of secrets. One shocking discovery…

When a skull is found in Lough Coyne, facial reconstruction expert Dr Carla Steele is drawn into a fourteen-year-old case – but not all cases are cold, as Carla discovers when she and local Garda DS Jack Maguire find the brutally murdered body of a local woman close to the water’s edge.

Together with Carla’s partner, criminal psychologist Grace Franicosi, Carla and Jack uncover a tragic story with very dangerous and current implications.

Since the disappearance of her best friend, Carla has dedicated her career to bringing the dead home, but this time it’s the living who are counting on her. In a race to save another woman, will they be able to stop the killer in time?

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Highly entertaining
Myles McWeeney Irish Independent

Sam Blake has written another cracker of a crime novel with just the right amount of technical detail. It also has an emotional core
Colette Sheridan, Irish Examiner

With deft plotting, pacey writing and a dramatic finale, this is one to devour.
Breda Browne, Irish Independent

Pacy, immersive and wholly absorbing, Three Little Birds hooks you from the first page right through to the nail-biting end. This is Sam Blake at her masterful best.
International bestseller Andrea Mara

I was totally absorbed in this mystery – Sam Blake blends complex plotting with clever characterisation and a total mastery of forensic investigation that gives her work great authenticity. Three Little Birds is as immersive and chilling as lake water itself. I had to know how it was going to end!
International award winning bestseller Jane Casey

Once again, Sam Blake has created a wonderfully complicated protagonist in Carla Steele, a tenacious and whipsmart facial reconstruction expert. As Carla puts flesh on the bones of a skull, Blake adds layers to the skeleton of the story with vivid characterisation and intriguing plotting. She is as forensic as her character and this story is told so authentically that it feels like a real life investigation told in real time. Griptastic!
International bestseller Liz Nugent

Incredibly detailed expert knowledge combines with a brilliantly gripping plot and sensitively drawn characters to create a fast paced, compelling mystery. Utterly captivating!
Award winning author Victoria Dowd

Three Little Birds introduces facial reconstruction expert Dr. Carla Steele. It’s a gripping and fascinating read with a generous helping of those expert forensic and procedural nuggets that Sam Blake’s many fans have come to expect. More please!
Bestselling author Catherine Kirwan

Three Little Birds is a gripping, gritty and suspenseful mystery, a police procedural that’ll have you on the edge of your seat, heart racing more than once. I devoured it in two sittings. Highly recommend!
Book Blogger Georgina, Reads Eats Explores

Excellent storyline!! Once again, Sam Blake has smashed it! This is a definite five star read with a gripping storyline and great characters that you like straight away!!!
Nicola C, Netgalley Reviewer, Waterstones

This book gripped me from the beginning. It’s not always easy to explain but sometimes you’re in safe hands and you know it from the start. You know it’s going to be a good experience and that’s the way I felt reading Three Little Birds A really intriguing mystery with well-drawn characters & a gripping narrative
Paul Burke, The Review Show Podcast (Crime Time FM)

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Available in Paperback, Kindle & Audio

Published by Corvus Atlantic & Bolinda Audio

Published 4th January 2024

ISBN 9781805460121

All books by Sam Blake