Haunted by a past she can't remember ...
When criminal psychologist Dr Kate Pearson was twelve years old she was abducted, but she has no memory of the time she was held.
Over twenty years later, an anonymous note is pushed under her door ...
I REMEMBER YOU, KATE.
And suddenly Kate's distant past becomes her present.
When Kate discovers that her parents lied to her about the length of time she was missing, she is forced to question everything about her childhood.
Could the suspected suicide of an ex-headmaster in Dublin and a brutal murder in New York be connected to her abduction all those years ago? And was her father involved?
While Kate delves deeper into the recesses of her memory to uncover the truth, a murderous cult leader is bearing down on her.
THE GAME CHANGER is out for revenge. Someone has to pay for the sins of the past.
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) and Last Kiss (2014), 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. In 2015, she was awarded a writing residency at Cill Rialaig Artists' Retreat in Kerry and was also a judge on the Irish panel for the EU Literary Award.
The Game Changer is her fourth novel.
Subtle, clever and thought provoking, The Game Changer is one of the best books I've read this year — Woman's Way magazine
Phillips spins the multi-layered mystery of The Game Changer with considerable fluidity. As the narrative shifts from Dublin to New York, from one character to the next, from minor players to major figures in the plot, she never loses sight of the central ruse that draws the reader in ... It's a thrilling page-turner that will keep you gripped over 400 pages, and have you eagerly awaiting the next installment of Kate's police career — The Sunday Business Post
The Game Changer is arguably the author's most ambitious novel to date ... [Louise Phillips] is a first-class crime writer who can really write — Irish Independent
The Game Changer is absolutely top drawer crime writing by Ireland's finest crime writer. Louise Phillips' fourth novel The Game Changer, is a psychological thriller that really should demand that a lot of other so-called psychological thrillers give up their false identity ... — San Diego Book Review
You will spend pleasant hours untying the knots of this perfectly tangled plot, and then the real fun starts when you follow the line that leads from the crime to - you — Writing.ie
[The Game Changer is] a cracking read. Phillips is an accomplished stalwart of the crime genre — The Librarian's Cellar
A novel of twists, turns and roundabouts ... Phillips is not afraid of shocking her readers. Once again, there is murder and mayhem along the bumpy ride. This is a crime writer who leads her readers off the beatn path — Bleach House Library
Cross-jurisdictional murder, missing memories and a cult all interweave to create an exceptional in-depth psychological thriller — Cleopatra Loves Books
Phillips' research blends into the story to make [The Game Changer] a really fascinating, dark read and a real page-turner — Irish Farmerette
Phillips has an incredible writing style and skill which makes you read a book while your heart is pounding and you want to shout at the characters ... [The Game Changer] is, without a doubt, a corker — Kim the Bookworm
The best Irish crime book this year — Sunday Business Post