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What an amazing two weeks….THE GAME CHANGER

Article by Louise Phillips © 24 September 2015.
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The last two weeks have been tremendous. Huge thanks to everyone who reviewed THE GAME CHANGER…

“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……” Sunday Business Post

“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. RTE Radio 1 Arena


“The Game Changer is absolute 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


“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 interweaved 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.” 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)

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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. She has recently been awarded an Arts Bursary for Literature from the Arts Council of Ireland, and her latest novel, THE HIDING GAME, will be published on September 5th 2019. Louise Phillips is the crime writing mastermind behind writing.ie's Crime Scene blog.