Polis Books

The first Kate Pearson novel from internationally bestselling, award-winning author Louise Phillips.
Available now in trade paperback and ebook!

"A masterly psychological thriller...The foibles, fears and strengths of each fully realized character all come into play and affect their judgment. In short, they are people the reader will care about."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Among the best crime writing in the world."
-BBC Radio Ulster

"Fans of Sophie Hannah and SJ Watson will devour."

"Louise Phillips goes from strength to strength."
-Irish Independent


A missing schoolgirl is found buried in the Dublin
Mountains, hands clasped together in prayer, two red ribbons in her hair. Twenty-four hours later, a second schoolgirl is found in a shallow grave – her body identically arranged. The hunt for the killer is on.


The police call in criminal psychologist, Kate Pearson, to
get inside the mind of the murderer before he strikes again. But the more Kate discovers about the killings, the more it all feels terrifyingly familiar.


As the pressure to find the killer intensifies there's one
vital connection to be made – Ellie Brady, a woman institutionalized fifteen years earlier for the murder of her daughter Amy. Ellie stopped talking when everybody stopped listening. But Kate is sure that something connects the death
of Amy Brady to the murdered schoolgirls. And as Kate begins to unravel the truth, danger is closer than she knows. The riveting first novel from Louise Phillips, Red Ribbons will shock you
with every twist and turn.