Sunday, 17 January 2021

The Dark Room by Sam Blake


Welcome to the Blogtour for Sam Blake's latest thriller, The Dark Room. 

Rachel and Caroline are women from two different walks of life brought together when they arrive in West Cork, Ireland and the country house, Hare's Landing. Rachel is a location scout from London while Caroline is a Crime Reporter from New York. They are both drawn to Hare's Landing for different reasons but as they start to look into their respective cases (one in the here and now, one a 30 year old mystery) it soon becomes apparent there are links between the two. 

This is mystery/crime fiction with a supernatural element so ticked my boxes straight away and the three main characters were individual enough,   Caroline and Rachel being from different continents and walks of life, to keep the story fresh throughout. 

The third main character? That wood be the house itself, Hare's Landing. Right from the off you get the feeling of something being 'off' with it and it doesn't disappoint, feeling almost alive with Dickensian vibes throughout. 

As you would expect, things ramp up quickly towards the end so don't expect an early night if you are reading in bed. 

This is, I believe, my first Sam Blake novel but it certainly won't be my last. 

4/5* recommended 

Thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the tour (and sorry it's a day late). 

Please have a look at the blog posts by the other readers on this tour (below)

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