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

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'Chilling, mermerising. Gets under your skin and stays with you' Niamh O'Connor
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...

Latest News!!



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. !!!


May Recommended Reads Stillorgan Dubray Web

I'll take billing beside Martina Cole any day!

RED RIBBONS is now available in Tesco and Dunnes Stores Nationwide ... pleaseeeee pick up a copy!!!

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Hi all,
Apologies in advance if this feels like a bit of a sales drive!

The smaller paperback version of RED RIBBONS, or what 's known as the mass paperback publication, was released yesterday.

As it's a smaller size, it is also available at a really competitive price. It is in bookstores nationwide, and branches of Tesco and Dunnes Stores. 
If you've read RED RIBBONS and enjoyed it, please recommend it to anyone you think might be interested.
Many of you will know that RED RIBBONS was shortlisted for the BEST IRISH CRIME NOVEL of 2012, and has received some great reviews, but the hardest part is still getting people to read a novel from a debut author, so any help you can give, will be much appreciated. 
If any of you are out and about over the next few days, and would like to win your own FREE COPY of RED RIBBONS, take a great 'In Store' pic, and send it to me here, or via Twitter @louisemphillips, or on facebook, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thanks again for your support to date :-)