The Doll's House
By Louise Phillips
Criminal psychologist Dr Kate Pearson is called to assist in a murder investigation after a body is found in a Dublin canal. But when she digs beneath the surface, she finds a sinister connection to a tragic accident over three decades ago . . .
A tragic drowning over three decades ago. A body recently found in a Dublin canal. But what connects them? Criminal psychologist Dr Kate Pearson is about to find out . . .
The Doll's House is the second book in the series featuring Dr Kate Pearson.
Thirty-five years ago Adrian Hamilton drowned. At the time his death was deemed a tragic accident but the exact circumstances remain a mystery.
His daughter Clodagh now visits a hypnotherapist in an attempt to come to terms with her past, and her father's death. As disturbing childhood memories are unleashed, memories of another tragedy begin to come to light.
Meanwhile criminal psychologist Dr Kate Pearson is called to assist in a murder investigation after a body is found in a Dublin canal. And when Kate digs beneath the surface of the killing, she discovers a sinister connection to the Hamilton family.
Time is running out for Clodagh and Kate.
And the killer has already chosen his next victim . . .
Winner of Crime Fiction Book of the Year Award (BGE Irish Book Awards 2013)
Born in Dublin, Louise Phillips returned to writing in 2006, after raising her family. She is the author of four books in the Dr Kate Pearson series: Red Ribbons, The Doll's House, Last Kiss and The Game Changer. In 2013, The Doll's House won the Irish Crime Fiction Book of the Year award (BGE Irish Book Awards)
Louise's work has been published as part of many anthologies, including County Lines from New Island, and various literary journals. In 2009, she won the Jonathan Swift Award for her short story Last Kiss, and in 2011 she was a winner in the Irish Writers' Centre Lonely Voice platform. She has also been short-listed for the Molly Keane Memorial Award, Bridport UK, and long-listed twice for the RTE Guide/Penguin Short Story Competition.
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06 Mar 2014
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Hachette Books Ireland
A great read told at breakneck speed, cue sitting on the edge of your seat for 400 pages — BBC Radio Ulster on THE DOLL'S HOUSE
A gripping, suspenseful story peopled with well-drawn characters — Irish Independent on THE DOLL'S HOUSE
Chilling, mesmerising. Gets under your skin and stays with you — Niamh O'Connor on THE DOLL'S HOUSE
A real page turner...Phillips' book is laced with tension and gradually builds to a thrilling finale — The Irish Post on THE DOLL'S HOUSE
Every bit as good as her debut Red Ribbons, this time with much more of a slant towards a psychological thriller which fans of Sophie Hannah and SJ Watson will devour — Writing.ie on THE DOLL'S HOUSE
Phillips doesn't shy away from the harsh realities of Dublin city...Her characters are well-crafted, the plot interesting and well-executed and, at the risk of sounding cliché, a page turner. It's gritty and it's dark, but at the same time hopeful...A brilliant read. I devoured it — Emu Ink on THE DOLL'S HOUSE
A cracker of a novel, highly recommended, a phenomenal debut — Arlene Hunt on RED RIBBONS
An absolutely brilliant book...spine-tingling with loads of twists and turns. A debut novel from a great writer who will soon be up there with the likes of Patricia Cornwell — Stafford FM on RED RIBBONS
The pace of this book is spot on, revealing information from the killer's past bit by bit to keep the reader turning the pages — Novelicious on RED RIBBONS
Red Ribbons has been getting rave reviews, especially for the insight it offers into the emotions of a mother who has lost her child — Irish Mail on Sunday on RED RIBBONS
Dark, spooky but believable — Irish Examiner on RED RIBBONS
The pace is tight, the emotions piercing....significant and suspenseful. The clock is ticking, and there's reason to believe that destruction and abuse are multiplying....chilling criminal maneouvres subtly echo the evil that Stuart Neville taps into so readily — Kingdon Books, Vermont
Pearson is developing into a strong series heroine, and her role as DI O'Connor's conscience demonstrates the trust and growing affection he has for the still-married shrink. A great blend of psychological suspense and cop drama — Booklist