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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.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
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
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