Dr Kate Pearson, criminal psychologist, is the psychological puzzle-solver. She is a woman who tracks criminal behaviour, identifying personality traits, patterns, analysing information from crime scenes and the factors which influenced its very creation.

Kate, working with the police, is the eyes through which the identity of the killer is methodically revealed. Not as a means of picking him out from an identity parade, but by understanding the way he works - his needs, wants and desires, finding each piece of the jigsaw - the world he inhabits, his past, his present, and importantly – his next move.

But who is Kate Pearson? - Kate is a young wife and mother. She is intelligent, and has worked hard to earn her stripes. In the opening of Red Ribbons, Kate helps young offenders reintegrate into Irish society, but the unravelling of a crime, still fascinates her. A role she held while working with Dr Henry Bloom, a leading criminal psychologist in the UK, and one which she will become more and more immersed.

A woman driven to solve the puzzle, to protect those she loves, and who is more aware than most, that the past forms who you are. Kate has her own secrets and demons, formed long before she ever walked the path of criminal psychology, and ones which will never leave her, until she solves her own jigsaw puzzle.

"The last piece of the jigsaw."