Sam Blake is a pseudonym for Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin, who is originally from St. Albans in Hertfordshire but has lived at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland for (slightly) more years than she lived in the UK. Married to a retired member of An Garda Siochana she has two children, three cats and an ant colony, and runs the award-winning national writing resources website www.writing.ie, as well as a publishing consultancy www.inkwellwriters.ie – she is Ireland’s leading literary scout. She is also the founder of Murder One, Ireland’s International Crime Writing Festival. She is the author of three internationally bestselling Cathy Connolly thrillers – Little Bones, In Deep Water, and No Turning Back – all published by Bonnier in the UK. With Cat Connolly off to discover new horizons, Sam’s most recent book is a stand-alone thriller, Keep Your Eyes on Me, which was published by Corvus in 2020 and the next stand-alone thriller, The Dark Room, is scheduled by Corvus for January 7th 2021.