A tightly-woven, gripping novel that explores themes of guilt, motherhood and the way we remember the past.
The thrilling new bestseller from acclaimed crime writer Louise Phillips.
'Intriguing and compelling ... will enthral you to the end' Liz Nugent
'Absolutely gripping ... an addictive page turner.' Patricia Gibney
Abby Jones, a young nanny from a small town outside Boston, is the last person with infant Jacob Rotterdam when he becomes seriously ill. Within hours, tragically, he dies, and Abby is charged with his murder.
Heather Baxter, her defense attorney, knows the case is not as clear cut as the Assistant District Attorney claims, and with enormous media attention on the trial, the stakes couldn't be higher.
When Heather digs deeper, the shadows of her own past, and her mother's unsolved murder 25 years earlier, in the same small town, begin to unravel with deadly consequences, placing both Heather, and her young client in danger.
Will Heather find the link between Abby and what happened to her mother all those years before? And will Abby walk free?
'A gripping courtroom drama with a courageous new heroine in Heather Baxter. Pacy, tightly plotted and full of suspense. The Hiding Game was worth the wait!' Andrea Carter
'Riveting, thought provoking and compulsive.' Arlene Hunt
Louise Phillips is back with a most intriguing and compelling story of grief, loss, memory and the quest for the truth. With rich characterisation and a lively setting, this story will entail you to the end. - Liz Nugent
A gripping courtroom drama with a courageous new heroine in Heather Baxter. Pacy, tightly plotted and full of suspense. The Hiding Game was worth the wait! - Andrea Carter
The Hiding Game is filled with characters who will grab you by the throat from beginning to end. Absolutely gripping storyline, expertly crafted, an addictive page turner. I loved it. - Patricia Gibney
Louise is at the top of her game. The Hiding Game is riveting, thought provoking and compulsive. A five-star read. - Arlene Hunt
A riveting, ripped-from-the-headlines legal thriller set in A Small Town USA beset with dark secrets and murky lies - Catherine Ryan Howard
Full of twists and turns. A cracking good read - Karen Perry
The oppressive nature of life in a small town adds tension as Phillips draws together the strands of her tightly plotted family thriller - Sinead Crowley
An undoubted master of the psychological thriller - Cormac O'Keeffe
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.