Abby Jones, a young nanny from a small town outside Boston, is the last person with infant Jacob Rotterdam when he becomes seriously ill. Within hours, he dies, and Abby is charged with his murder.

Heather Baxter, her defence attorney, knows the case is not as clear cut as the Assistant District Attorney claims, and with enormous media attention on the trial, the stakes couldn't be higher.

When Heather digs deeper, the shadows of her own past, and her mother's unsolved murder 25 years earlier, in the same small town, begin to unravel with deadly consequences, placing both Heather, and her young client in danger.

Will Heather find the link between Abby and what happened to her mother all those years before? And will Abby walk free?





“Phillips is back with a most intriguing and compelling story of grief, loss, memory and the quest for the truth. With rich characterisation and a lively setting, this story will enthral you to the end.” LIZ NUGENT

“The Hiding Game is filled with characters who will grab you by the throat from beginning to end. Absolutely gripping storyline, expertly crafted, an addictive page turner. I loved it.” PATRICIA GIBNEY

“The Hiding Game has everything you would expect from a Phillips novel – a pacy crime procedural full of twists and turns, with poignant insights into the emotional bond between mother and child. A cracking good read.” KAREN PERRY

“A riveting, ripped-from-the-headlines legal thriller set in A Small Town in the USA with dark secrets and murky lies which Phillips has pulled off not only with authenticity, but aplomb.” CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD

“Phillips is at the top of her game. The Hiding Game is riveting, thought-provoking and compulsive. A five-star read.” ARLENE HUNT

“A gripping courtroom drama with a courageous new heroine in Heather Baxter. Pacy, tightly plotted and full of suspense. The Hiding Game was worth the wait!” ANDREA CARTER

“Phillips sends us down into a rabbit hole of buried trauma, disjointed memories, fractured relationships and ruptured lives in the search for justice and redemption. An undoubted master of the psychological thriller.” CORMAC O’KEEFFE

“Best known for her Dublin-based crime fiction, Phillips makes a very successful trip Stateside with The Hiding Game. As always, research is her strong point, and the oppressive nature of life in a small town adds tension as Phillips draws together the strands of her tightly plotted family thriller.” SINÉAD CROWLEY