When I was sick at the end of January I tried a “new to me” author. I enjoyed that book so thought to see if the author, Catherine Ryan Howard, had any other books I might enjoy. This one, Distress Signals, was available so I put it on my list via Hoopla.
I both love and hate reading books by the same author. Part of me hopes for a similar experience to the one I had read before…part of me is expecting this one to not be as good. This one was somewhere in between.
The story is told from three perspectives. It takes a long time before the stories converge and honestly, they never completely converge. The reader learns the whole story as they see each of the three perspectives…the characters never do. That for me was a different take.
Here’s what Amazon has to say:
“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.”
Amazon readers give the book 4 out of 5 stars. I think that might be a little harsh. I’d say 4.2. The book had my interest all along and then the ending wasn’t quite as neat as I hoped. It’s plausible but still not expected.