TVIVF - Red Ribbons Review



‘Red Ribbons’ by Louise Phillips. Hachette Books Ireland (2012)


A very well-written crime thriller, this. It certainly travels at a fast pace and holds a 

RedRibbonsreader’s interest to the end. A little above the usual too, as regards the psychology of the characters.  Can’t say much more because of the nature of the genre (well, the butler did it). If you liked Kay Scarpetta and Sara Lund, you’ll like this.

Louise gives a fascinating insight into the handling of the investigation by the police ‘behind the scenes’. Also for Irish readers it’s good to see our Garda Siochana and Dublin featuring, instead of New York and LA all the time.


Another 5 Star Review on

5.0 out of 5 star
Top notch thriller14 Nov 2012
This review is from: Red Ribbons (Paperback)
I downloaded this to Kindle after coming across the author by accident on Morning TV. It was truly a great read! I will be waiting for more from Louise Phillips.

Set in Dublin and Wexford - Ireland, the story sets out to find a serial killer following the discovery of two bodies in the Dublin mountains. It's written in three parts which are woven expertly. My favourite was Ellie, the psychiatric patient accused of killing her daughter back in the '90's, but everyone will have their own favourite. The book is well researched and it kept me turning the pages right to the end. I read it in about four days.

If you like crime fiction, you'll love this.

Senior Times Magazine gives RED RIBBONS another cracking review!


"This book flows at a cracking pace. Characters are well developed and Phillips herself is fearless. She is not afraid to explore evil, its pervasive nature and also, what it's like to look out at the world from such a vantage point. I've a feeling we'll be hearing a lot more from this author."



Source : Senior Times Magazine

Stafford FM - Bookclub


"RED RIBBONS is an absolutely brilliant book...awesome writer....killer brilliantly created....spine tingling, with loads of twists and turns, and a really tight plot. A debut novel from a great writer with amazing skill, who I'm pretty sure will be up there soon with the likes of Patricia Cornwall."


Stafford FM - Book of the Week with Lee Middleton and Kim the Bookworm





"We can highly recommend this tense psychological crime drama...maybe there will be mums and dads fighting over who will be first to read it!" - Christina Mills of Hughes & Hughes



Hughes & Hughes Booksellers - RED RIBBONS is Parents' Choice for October & November Edition of The Irish Parent Magazine