The Doll's House Book Launch

My first copy of The Doll's House has arrived, and the Twins are looking great!!!

 

Launch date it now set for the 7th August at the Gutter Bookshop - 6.30, to be launched by Arlene Hunt.

 

SAVE THE DATE!!!

 

 

Mothers & Babies Irish Independent

Changing Times

The kidnap of children is a rare occurrence but parents can help allay their fears by talking openly to their children

 

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Article by Linda Daly of the Irish Independent Mothers & Babies supplement, discussing the research behind RED RIBBONS, and how we each need to plan ahead.

 

 

In her novel RED RIBBONS, Dublin author Louise Phillips tackles the issue of child safety during that pre-adolescent transitional period. The book opens with the abduction and murder of two 12-year-old girls. "I picked that age because something happens when children reach pre-adolescence and forge their own independence. It's a very vulnerable time for you as a parent and for them as young adults," she says.

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Chilling, mesmerising. Gets under your skin and stays with you!

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PEOPLE SAY THAT THE TRUTH CAN SET YOU FREE. BUT WHAT IF THE TRUTH IS NOT SOMETHING YOU WANT TO HEAR?
 
 
'Chilling, mermerising. Gets under your skin and stays with you' Niamh O'Connor
 
 
 
THE DOLL'S HOUSE!!!!
 
Release Date August 1st
 
 
 
 
Thirty-five years ago Adrian Hamilton drowned. At the time his death was reported as a tragic accident but the exact circumstances remained a mystery.
 
Now his daughter Clodagh, trying to come to terms with her past, visits a hypnotherapist who unleashes disturbing childhood memories of her father's death. And as Clodagh delves deeper into her subconscious, memories of another tragedy come to light - the death of her baby sister.
 
Meanwhile criminal psychologist Dr Kate Pearson is called in to help in the investigation of a murder after a body is found in a Dublin canal. When Kate digs beneath the surface of the killing, she discovers a sinister connection to the Hamilton family.
 
What terrible events took place in the Hamilton house all those years ago?
 
And what connect them to the recent murder?
 
Time is running out for Clodagh and Kate.
 
And the killer has already chosen his next victim...

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Thanks to Gerry from YOU magazine of The Daily Mail for making last week's photo session so relaxing - even with my braces! And no, I don't look like Joan Collins, at least not yet!!

 

 

 

 Full cover (front & back) of The Doll's House will be revealed in the morning – WATCH THIS SPACE.

 

 

 

 Also, 'Red Ribbons' will feature shortly in the ‘Mothers and Babies’ Magazine of The Independent, with me chatting to the lovely Linda Daly about protecting our big kids.

 

 

 Listen here to my interview with Brenda Drumm of Artyfacts of Kildare FM

 

 

 

And finally for now, I’ve started Novel 3 - working title Last Kiss and yes, it will be another psychological crime thriller!!! And yes, I've completed the dreaded synopsis!!!

 

What a week!

It's been a great week. I'm absolutely thrilled that along with Dubray Books choosing RED RIBBONS as one of their Staff Recommended Reads for May, it has also been chosen as Irish Fiction Book of the Month in Book Value Killarney, Barker & Jones Naas, and Hodges Figgis in Kilkenny!!

 

It is now available in Tesco, Dunnes, some branches of Spar and Centra, and the post office in Athboy! Spot it somewhere send me a pic via the website or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. !!!

 

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