GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by OWEN MULLEN #Blog Tour #mystery thriller #Book review @Bloodhoundbook @OwenMullen6

It really is lovely to be part of this Bloodhound Blog Tour for Games People Play by Owen Mullen. Thank you


On a warm summer’s evening thirteen month old Lily Hamilton is abducted from Ayr beach in Scotland, taken while her parents are yards away. Three days later, the distraught father turns up at Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron’s office and begs him to help. Mark Hamilton believes he knows who has stolen his daughter. And why.
Against his better judgement Charlie gets involved in a case he would be better off without. But when a child’s body is discovered on Fenwick Moor, then another in St Andrews, the awful truth dawns: there is a serial killer out there whose work has gone undetected for decades. Baby Lily may be the latest victim of a madman.
For Charlie it’s too late, he can’t let go. His demons won’t let him.

The stunning first novel featuring Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron. Games People Play will have the reader guessing to the very last page.


Owen Mullen sucks the air out of your lungs in the opening pages of his novel and the standard of his writing that he has set here simply continues throughout the book. This is the first book in a series revolving around Charlie Cameron (well I know there is a second anyway) a Private Investigator specialising in missing person cases. Charlie puts conscience before money knowing all too well the consequences of failing.
There is a main story throughout the book with different threads intermingled, some violent, some harrowing but all riveting. The characters are quite a mixed bunch, all memorable in their own right. I particularly enjoyed the brilliant descriptions of Glasgow somewhere I have never visited but would love to. It will be Owen Mullen I refer back to for decent hotel recommendations, so eat your heart out Trip Advisor.
A brilliant debut novel that I would highly recommend


I became a writer by accident…my wife and I had built a villa on Crete where we intended to spend a lot of time. After spending 3 months ‘living the dream’ I realised I needed  to find a purpose. Shortly after that I woke one morning and said to my wife ‘Christine I am going to write a book.’ And I did. The next step was to find an agent and then a publisher. It had taken me 4 months to write the book…it took 2 years to find an agent. As with many authors, this didn’t prove fruitful so the search went on for a new agent. Within weeks I found one…but although he was hugely enthusiastic it didn’t work out. By this time I had written 6 books, 4 of them crime thrillers, and was becoming very disillusioned. Several people had suggested self publishing but, because I knew the marketing challenges I resisted. My experience with agent number 3 was the final push I needed to self publish, whatever the challenges. And now here I am with 2 books on Amazon.
The Charlie Cameron Glasgow PI series is proving very popular, so I am concentrating on this for a while…number 3 is in the pipeline and looking good. Beyond that I am also working on a London gangster trilogy which I am very excited about.
Have a listen to  what Owen Mullen says about his book and stay on to listen to him reading an extract.



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