Young Lives vs Cancer good books auction

I’m supporting @Young Lives vs Cancer who help families find the strength to face everything cancer throws at them. You could nab a SIGNED copy of my latest novel, THE COUPLE ON MAPLE DRIVE in its Good Books Auction (running from 27th Feb to 5th March).

Find their Ebay page here:

To bid for my book please click the following: The Couple on Maple Drive

Thank you!

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Happy bidding!

The Couple on Maple Drive ebook is 99p!

I’m delighted that my new psychological thriller is in the January Kindle deal and will be priced at 99p for the entire month!

Here’s what readers are saying:

Another belter from Sam Carrington. Beautifully written. Cleverly constructed. This author just goes from strength to strength. A sheer pleasure to read. I couldn’t put it down.’ Amanda Robson, author of Obsession

‘A claustrophobic, creepy tale of secrets, betrayal and deceit. Well-written and well-plotted. Very well done!‘ Diane Jeffrey, author of The Silent Friend

‘Claustrophobic, creepy, and I loved the podcast element.’ Elisabeth Carpenter, author of 99 Red Balloons

YES SAM CARRINGTON, YES… I read this in one three-hour sitting and I regret nothing.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Phew! This is a real edge of your seat gripping story. My heart was pounding and I was screaming!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

WOW!!… I was unable to put this down!!… 100% recommend reading this and every other one of Sam’s books ASAP!!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

You can buy by clicking below! ⬇️

Cover reveal!

Thrilled to reveal the cover for my 7th psychological thriller THE COUPLE ON MAPLE DRIVE.

Have you heard about the couple on Maple Drive?

Isla barely leaves the house after her brutal mugging.

Her boyfriend Zach moved in with her after the attack. To look after her.

But something else has happened now. Right on their doorstep.

I don’t want to say that someone’s out to get her…

I just hope they find out the truth before it’s too late.

Or at least before the secrets they’re hiding from each other surface.

Because those could be even deadlier…

You can pre-order from the usual places now and get it for 9th December – in good time for Christmas!

THE OPEN HOUSE cover reveal!

I’m delighted to share the cover of THE OPEN HOUSE – my sixth psychological suspense novel!

What do you think?

I love the yellow door – slightly ajar – I think it creates a wonderful sense of menace! And then, of course, there’s the tag line…

Here’s the blurb:

Everyone’s welcome. But not everyone leaves…

Nick and Amber Miller are splitting up and selling their Devon family home. But despite the desirable location, the house isn’t moving. Not a single viewing so far.
When their estate agent suggests an open house event, Amber agrees, even as she worries about their gossiping neighbours attending and snooping around their home.
But Amber has more to worry about than nosy neighbours. Because thirteen people enter her house that afternoon, and only twelve leave.
Someone doesn’t want the house to sell, and is willing to do anything to stop it…

Oooh! I hope you are intrigued…

You can pre-order now from the usual places and the ebook, paperback and audio will be available on 10th December!

Amazon link: here

Waterstones link: here

I DARE YOU – ebook 99p

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For the entire month of July you can download I Dare You for 99p/$0.99 in the UK and US!

Also on offer in Canada for CDN$0.99 (but not sure if it’s the entire month!)

A few things that have been said about I Dare You:

I Dare You is a compulsive read with a heart-stopping twist’ Fabulous Magazine

‘A clever thriller that will see you racing through the pages to find out what happens next.’ Vicki Bradley

‘Beautifully observed, totally absorbing. Couldn’t put it down.’ Amanda Robson
‘This book is wonderful. Superbly written and has you sitting on the edge of your seat. It had me hooked from the start and still gave surprises right to the end. Love Sam Carrington’s style of writing.’ Amazon reviewer

‘I have read all of Sam Carrington’s books, loved each one but “I Dare You” is the best one so far, page turning, gripping you just can’t put it down what with all the twists and turns. Well done can’t wait for the next one.’ Amazon reviewer

If you want to pick it up, here are the links to buy!

Amazon UK

Amazon US


It’s also at this bargain price on Kobo:





Book 6 news

My sixth psychological thriller, due to be published on 10th December 2020 (ebook and paperback) has a title and blurb! This is such an exciting part of the process – and the next step will be the cover reveal! (No date for that yet, though, so watch this space)

Without further ado, I share with you…



Everyone’s welcome. But not everyone leaves
Nick and Amber Miller are splitting up and selling their family home in Apple Grove, Devon. But despite the desirable location, their house isn’t selling. Not a single viewing so far.

When their estate agent suggests an open house event, Amber is worried about her nosy neighbours attending, gossiping about why her house has been unusually difficult to sell.

But Amber has more to worry about than nosy neighbours.
Because thirteen people enter her house that afternoon, and only twelve leave…

You’d know if there was an intruder living in your home, wouldn’t you?


Hope it sounds suitably intriguing!

You can pre-order now from:

Waterstones – paperback

Amazon – ebook and paperback


Welcome to my new author site!

I started a blog back in November 2013 when I left my job as an offending behaviour programme facilitator at a category C prison in search of my dream – to become a writer. Since that nerve-wracking first post about how I was embarking on my writing journey, I’ve had five psychological thrillers published by Avon, HarperCollins and have just completed my sixth – due for publication 10th December 2020.

On this site you will find out a little about me and about each of my novels. I will let you know of any upcoming events and keep you updated on any book-related news. If you want to get in touch – please use the contact form. I love hearing from my readers!

You can still read my original blog posts detailing my journey to becoming a published author by visiting