Link to review of RED RIBBONS by Mel Ulm of The Reading Life
"Normally I read several books at one time. Yesterday I took Louise Phillips' novel Red Ribbons with me to our community pool, thinking I will start it after my swim. I sat down briefly in a pool side cabana and a monsoon rain began. I could not get back in the club house without being drenched so I started reading. Three hours of rain went but I was so drawn into the incredibly well done powerfully absorbing crime story, set in Dublin, that I barely noticed the time and rain. It is compulsive reading.
There are lots of exciting plot twists and I never could have predicted the very satisfying close of this marvelous novel. The level of the prose is very high. I completely endorse Red Ribbons to anyone one who likes well written suspense and crime novels. I am really looking forward to reading her second novel, drawing rave reviews, The Doll's House."