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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 Lan
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Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: January 7th 2021 by Corvus
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Elaine Tomasso
Nov 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of The Dark Room, a stand-alone set in County Cork.

A series of incidents in London encourage Rachel Lambert to seek safety elsewhere and so she books into Hare’s Landing hotel in County Cork on a quixotic mission to uncover the truth behind the death of a homeless man her partner had befriended. Meanwhile Caroline Kelly, a New York based reporter decides to take some time out in Hare’s Landing and consider her future.

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Maria Flaherty
Oct 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
‘The Dark Room’ is the latest compelling thriller from Sam Blake.

There are several distinct strands to the story which combine to create one roller-coaster of a tale:
• first up we meet Alfie, a homeless man who is intend on posting a letter which is his “only chance. A letter which means that “everything will change”.
• then Rachel, visiting Hare's Landing, in West Cork, to search for information about Alfie’s mysterious past. And, to hide from the people who seem determined to hurt her and her
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Amanda Evans
Nov 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sam Blake has done it again with this dark, atmospheric thriller that makes for an exhilarating read. The Dark Room has two main characters Rachel and Caroline although the spooky rural coastal setting of Hare’s Landing has all the characteristic of a deeply disturbed character and as a reader you never know whether the goings on are supernatural in origin or those of a menacing threat. It makes for an fast paced read that will set you racing as things thump in the night and the two main charact ...more
Misfits farm
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Caroline is a reporter for a New York paper. She has been suspended pending an investigation that to her holds no water at all. As she has a few weeks off she decides to go “home”. Home is Ireland and she heads to Hare’s landing having heard good things about it. It is winter and there are few guests as the hotel isn't fully open but they have given her a discount and she has rented the boathouse so that she can be more independent. Rachel lives with Hunter and their dog Jasper on a houseboat in
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Sara Bailey
Nov 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What links a homeless man in London to a Country house hotel in the depths of Ireland?
Two women find themselves unintentionally on a quest to find out.
Rachel leaves London after her documentary maker partner is nearly killed on his bike, to get a few days peace and quiet in the safety of Hare’s Landing, a hotel on the coast of Ireland along with Jasper, the dog (who very nearly steals every scene he is in).
Crime reporter Caroline flies in from New York seeking refuge from work troubles.
Almost as
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Emma Ounsworth
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely brilliant book, one of the best I’ve read for a long time.
The Irish setting was perfect and Hares landing was so atmospheric.
The characters were well written and came to life, I cared about what happened to them, Jasper was gorgeous!
It was fast paced, never dull and the plot itself was eerie and full of good twists.
I will definitely read more from this Author.
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