My review of Games People Play by Owen Mullen


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.

This is book number one in the Charlie Cameron series by Owen Mullen – I was delighted to be given an opportunity to read  the book in exchange for my honest review – I will admit,   I was drawn to this book from reading the synopsis.  The book is very well written and it kept me gripped right through to the end, its fast paced and compelling with enough twists to keep you engaged and guessing.  Charlie is a fantastically complex character and he really does lead you well though the book, it gets tense at times and it does deal with delicate subject matter but its handled very well in my opinion.  I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it and definitely 5 stars from me – can’t wait to get started on the second in the series “Old Friends and New Enemies”