Friday, October 9, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Exciting News....

Some EXCITING NEWS will break over the next couple of days....so watch THIS SPACE!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


I'll eventually do the raffle for The Game Changer Mug (I'm going with sickness as my defense), but in the interim, 'UNPUTDOWNABLE' seems to be the flavour of the day. 

Here's a lovely review from Amazon...

"Louise Phillips's third book Last Kiss was so impressive I wondered if she would be able to match it with her fourth. I needn't have worried! The Game Changer presents a carefully woven, intricate storyline that is chilling in its realism. Phillips does an excellent job of progressing the personal story of her recurring main character, Kate Pearson, without compromising the detail of the crimes being solved, and while interlinking them in a way that is not contrived, but adds to the mystery. This book tells the story from the points of view of many different characters - so many, in fact, that it would be easy to loose track if Phillips had not done such a masterful job of writing individual voices and linking all the characters together in an explosive climax. I definitely recommend this book but not just for fans of crime. Anyone interested in psychology, cults and a good mystery (I thought I'd solved it many times throughout the book, but was mistaken every time) will find The Game Changer unputdownable."

The Writing Heart.....

Thanks to everyone who has sent messages about THE GAME CHANGER......it really does the writing heart good, and I have to say, this one from a member of a book club this morning really made me smile....

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Into the Cliffs....

Snuggling in front of the fire this afternoon and thinking about this great adventure not so far away ... 

Writing residency Cill Rialaig..... 

"It's a rare thing that an artist gets to be truly alone with their work..."

Great short film..'Into the Cliffs'  View HERE

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Fast paced and shocking......

On the mend from my 2nd dose of flu virus, and I think it's worthwhile sharing this first review for October on THE GAME CHANGER  from Novelious.com ....

"At first you wonder how these people, so different from each other, can be connected and then when they come together and you realise the different part they played in the scenario or why each of them has been chosen, it all makes sense....The story kept me guessing right until the end. I enjoyed this fast-paced, and at times shocking book, very much.."


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Crime Fiction 10 Week Course starting Thursday October 1st!!

It all kicks off again this Thursday 1st October at the Irish Writers Centre - 10 weeks of writing crime fiction, and there is ONLY 1 PLACE left!! 

Detective organised for crime scene evaluation and DNA briefings....so don't miss out! 

TO BOOK contact the Irish Writers Centre at 01 8721302 or follow the link HERE

Monday, September 28, 2015

A Date for the Diary - DUBLIN BOOK FESTIVAL 2015!


Irish Georgian Society, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2.
Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
15th November 2015

FREE EVENT - but booking is ESSENTIAL

Louise Phillips, Jason Johnson, Alex Barclay and Jarlath Gregory
Join us for an afternoon discussion on one of literature’s most popular genres with some of Ireland's best crime writers. Vanessa Fox-O'Loughlin, literary talent scout and publishing consultant from The Inkwell Group and Writing.ie, will delve into how the authors create their characters and develop their stories. 
Yay....At number 1 in the airport today!!! 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

A thrilling page turner...Sunday Business Post!

An absolutely AMAZING review of THE GAME CHANGER in today's Sunday Business Post........"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……"

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Thoughts, Comments, Opinions with Hubert O'Hearn of the San Diego Book Review....

Thoughts Comments Opinions 

Ireland's top crime fiction writer Louise Phillips joins us for an in-depth discussion of her latest novel, The Game Changer. This involves such topics as repressed memory, the psychological manipulation of groups of people, as well as more purely literary topics such as the development of Phillips' protagonist Kate Pearson.

We have a copy of The Game Changer to give away. If you listen to the end of the podcast, you'll hear how to enter....


Doing it with Passion!!!

My Interview with the amazing Caroline Farrell as part of the "Doing it with Passion" series...

Louise, with your latest novel, The Game Changer, just published, your fourth psychological crime thriller, can you explain what it is that draws you to write in that genre?
I’m not one hundred per cent sure. My writing tends to be dark, and I was also drawn to writing about human fragility, a fragility which went beyond the so-called ‘good guys’ or victims, but also asked the why, when it came to people doing harm to others. Humanity is complicated, and when good and bad collide, we can learn a lot about ourselves.

My Life in Books - Irish Country Magazine...

This is like deciding between your children (well not quite), but I did my best....My Life in Books - Irish Country Magazine...

I'm blown away by the reviews to date....THE GAME CHANGER

Two weeks after publication, and I'm blown away by the fantastic response so far to THE GAME CHANGER....

“The Game Changer is arguably the author’s most ambitious novel to date. Phillips’ capacity for descriptive prose is given full expression…A first class crime writer who can really write - One of the best crime writers in Ireland.” Irish Independent Newspapers

“Clever, subtle and thought provoking, The Game Changer is one of the best books I’ve read this year…” Woman’s Way

“The Game Changer isn’t your ordinary cops and robbers story. It delves into some serious psychological issues. I couldn’t put it down." RTE Radio 1 Arena

“The Game Changer is absolute top drawer crime writing by Ireland’s finest crime writers. 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

“Great crime writing is about tone, atmosphere and texture. It’s not just about story…There is a new generation of crime writers and Louise Phillips is at the forefront of this.” Eoin Mc Namee

“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

“I was gripped by The Game Changer, enjoyed it immensely. Loved the novel, and fascinated by the cult element. It’s great…” Journalist Anne Marie Scanlon

“The Game Changer weaves an intricate mystery involving childhood secrets…all linking to a common denominator, Kate Pearson. Tension builds as secrets unfold…..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 beaten path...” Bleach House Library

“Cross jurisdictional murder, missing memories and a cult all interweave to create an exceptional in-depth psychological thriller…well-written and if you haven’t read earlier books by Phillips, along with The Game Changer, they are highly recommended.” Cleopatra Loves Books

“Apart from being a crime thriller, the use of group manipulation as a theme (and indeed, the mentions of how groups in the past were manipulated) was both eerie and fascinating…Phillips’ research blended into the story to make this a really fascinating, dark read, and a real page turner.” Lorna Sixsmith 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…This book is without doubt a corker…” Kim the Bookworm

By the Book Review ‘Book of the Week’
Easons ‘Book of the Month’
TV 3 ‘Recommended Reads'
Woman’s Way ‘Book of the Week’
Latinos ‘Book of the Week’
Irish Times Bestseller
Number 1 WHS Dublin Airport
Number 4 Trending in Ireland (Twitter)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Cracking Read....The Librarian's Cellar Review!

TERRIFIC review from The Librarian's Cellar...

"The Game Changer weaves an intricate mystery involving childhood secrets, blocked out memories and the world of mind-bending cults. Add to that a trinity of locations, Dublin, New York and a remote island off the coast of Ireland, all linking to a common denominator, Kate Pearson,… tension builds as secrets unfold…a cracking read, Phillips has become an accomplished stalwart of the genre”

Irish Times Bestseller....

Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen....#irishtimesbestseller #thegamechanger.....

At Number 10!

It's looks like THE GAME CHANGER is in another chart. Bestselling signed books via ABE Books.....thanks to everyone who placed an order...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Preparing for that moment.....

PREPARING FOR THE MOMENT....I had tears reading this today (again), now out in this week's Woman's Way....

Monday, September 21, 2015

Circle & Square

I’m delighted to be a contributor to this terrific publication CIRCLE & SQUARE

to be launched as part of the RED LINE FESTIVAL

Tuesday the 13th October 2015

RUA RED Arts Centre

7.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

Admission FREE, but booking is required via (01) 4515860 or by email, boxoffice@ruared.ie

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Women are Disappearing....

FANTASTIC review of THE GAME CHANGER in the Irish Independent....."Arguably the author's most ambitious novel to date....her capacity for descriptive prose is given full expression...A first class crime writer who can really write..." READ FULL REVIEW HERE

Friday, September 18, 2015

Prized Treasure!

Imagine a future version of the Antique Roadshow....someone in your family has brought along this irresistible, sexy and highly functional mug....well, yes, it could happen.....

TO WIN this once in a lifetime treasure, post a review of THE GAME CHANGER pretty well anywhere you like, but Amazon and Goodreads etc are a good start.

All previously posted reviews are eligible, and the more places you post, the higher your chances are of winning....#thegamechanger

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Eoin Mc Namee....

“Great crime writing is about tone, atmosphere and texture. It’s not just about story…. There is a new generation of crime writers and Louise Phillips is at the forefront of this."  

Eoin Mc Namee

Great Crime Writing is about tone, atmosphere and texture.....

Thanks to this week's Liffey Champion!!

“Great crime writing is about tone, atmosphere and texture. It’s not just about story…. There is a new generation of crime writers and Louise Phillips is at the forefront of this."  Eoin Mc Namee

What an Awesome book - KIM THE BOOKWORM!

Thank you Kim the Bookworm for this terrific review!!


What an awesome book!

I've read all of Louise's books and have been riveted by them all. I absolutely love the character of Kate Pearson who actually continues to get better and I love her more in each book and as her life progresses. I absolutely HATED The Game Changer and guessed who it was quite early on - how wrong was I? I did find the book quite disturbing in parts because of what The Game Changer was trying to get people to do but compelled to read on. The psychology in this book is particularly interesting and I was totally immersed in the plot from very early on.

Louise 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. I found myself wanting to shout at them to hurry up at one point near the end! I was quite distressed to say the least.

This book is without doubt a corker and I wish Louise massive success with it. An author that I love to read! I do hope there is much more of Kate to come!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Eason's Autumn Catalogue!!

In some lovely company.....I mean, how can you resist???

And the winners are.....

Apologies for the delay in posting this, but with all the sharing of love over the last few days, I'm down with a flu virus.....but, on the great news front, the winners of THE GAME CHANGER photo competition (which was a lot of fun, so thanks to everyone) are Sue Kenna​ for really making me smile with her coordinated Mrs Brown/cover jacket outfit, and the lucky name picked out of the hat, is the wonderful Shirley Benton-Bailey​ for her melt your heart pic of her daughter with the novel!!! 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Game Changer isn't your ordinary Cops & Robbers story......RTE ARENA!

OKAY, after much ado, I've managed to get the Arena Interview up on YOUTUBE (It wasn't easy!) Click here to listen.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf8unxJdanw


BOOK OF THE WEEK - One of the best books I've read this year.....

Utterly fabulous news....THE GAME CHANGER is WOMAN'S WAY BOOK OF THE WEEK!!! Woohoo! 

"One of the best books I've read this year....."

Love This!!!

Photo Competition Ends TODAY, but I absolutely love this one....Thanks Sue Kenna....

Culture Night September 18th!

There's lots happening as part of Culture Night on Friday 18th September, but please do drop into The Irish Landmark Trust’s Georgian Townhouse, at 25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. to hear readings from Alex Barclay, myself and perhaps a few others. 

For more on Culture Night click here http://www.culturenight.ie/dublin-events/

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