There is a place without shadows. Where evil resides.
SHORTLISTED FOR CRIME FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR
(Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards 2012)
THE SERIAL KILLER: A missing schoolgirl is found buried in the Dublin Mountains, hands clasped together in prayer, two red ribbons in her hair. Twenty-four hours later, a second schoolgirl is found in a shallow grave - her body identically arranged.
The hunt for the killer is on.
THE CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGIST: The police call in profiler Dr Kate Pearson to get inside the mind of the murderer before he strikes again. But the more Kate discovers about the killings, the more it all feels terrifyingly familiar. . .
THE ACCUSED WOMAN: As the pressure to find the killer intensifies there's one vital connection to be made - Ellie Brady, a mother institutionalised fifteen years earlier for the murder of her daughter Amy. She stopped talking when everyone stopped listening.
What connects the death of Amy Brady to the murdered schoolgirls? As Kate Pearson begins to unravel the truth, danger is closer than she knows. . .
RED RIBBONS is the gripping debut from an exciting new voice in psychological crime fiction.
Dublin-born crime author Louise Phillips won the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Book of the Year Award for The Doll's House, her bestselling second novel, in 2013. Red Ribbons (2012), Last Kiss (2014) and The Game Changer (2015) which also feature criminal psychologist Dr Kate Pearson and DI O'Connor, were each shortlisted for the award.
Louise's work has been published as part of various anthologies and literary journals. She has won the Jonathan Swift Award, was a winner in the Irish Writers' Centre Lonely Voice platform, and her writing has been shortlisted for prizes such as the Molly Keane Memorial Award and Bridport UK.