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The Doll's House

Louise Phillips

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A Dr Kate Pearson novel, Fiction, Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

Features criminal psychologist Dr Kate Pearson and Detective Inspector O'Connor from Louise Phillips' popular debut Red Ribbons.

When the body of popular talk show host Keith Jenkins is discovered in the icy waters of the canal during the early hours of a chilly Dublin morning, everyone wants to know why. With media attention gaining momentum by the hour, the list of potential suspects is enormous. Is the killer a crazed fan? A disgruntled business associate? An angry participant from Jenkins' car-crash TV show 'Real People, Real Lives'? Or a completely random vicious attack?

D.I. O'Connor and a new squad of detectives from Harcourt Street team up with criminal psychologist Dr Kate Pearson to profile the killer, in an attempt to narrow down the search. Two days later a second body is found in the canal, with no apparent links between the victims. Meanwhile recovering alcoholic Clodagh Hamilton attempts to unravel the mysteries of her past by visiting a hypnotherapist and 'speaking' to her childhood dolls. As Clodagh discovers more and more about her personal history, it soon becomes possible that there is a link between her and the recent violent deaths. . .

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Louise Phillips

LOUISE PHILLIPS is the author of four bestselling psychological crime thrillers. Her debut novel RED RIBBONS, and her subsequent novels, THE DOLL'S HOUSE, LAST KISS and THE GAME CHANGER, were each nominated for Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year. She won the award in 2013.
Louise's work has formed part of many literary anthologies, and she has won both the Jonathan Swift Award and the Irish Writers' Centre Lonely Voice platform, along with being shortlisted for the Molly Keane Memorial Award, Bridport UK, and many others. In 2015, she was awarded a writing residency at Cill Rialaig Artist retreat and she was also a judge on the Irish panel for the EU Literary Award.
In 2016, she was longlisted for the prestigious CWA Dagger in the Library Award, and her first two novels, RED RIBBONS and THE DOLL'S HOUSE, were published in the US.
Her current novel, THE HIDING GAME, received an Arts Bursary for Literature from the Arts Council of Ireland.

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