Sep 6, 2012

Red Ribbons Book Launch

Last night I went to a book launch with my wife Jen and our friend Ellen Brickley. It was for Red Ribbons, the debut novel by Louise Phillips.

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 hurt 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 institutionalised fifteen years earlier for the murder of her daughter Amy. She stopped talking when everybody stopped listening.

But what connects the death of Amy Brady to the murdered schoolgirls? As Kate Pearson, begins to unravel the truth, danger is closer than she knows...

Tell me that doesn't grab you!

Great turnout

It was Ellen who invited us along with her, knowing that I needed to see a proper book launch in person to help me prepare for my own.

Ellen and I, waiting to get our books signed
It was a fun night out, despite the fact I've been battling a bug that's been doing the rounds. We got our copy of the book signed and briefly chatted with Louise and a couple of other guests. I think Jen and I may have to fight it out to see who gets to read it first!

Congratulations to Louise, and wishing you every success.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Paul, Jen and Ellen. It was an amazing night, and I wish you every success Paul for your own launch! Keep it in memory, as I will, as one of those special life moments!!!