Owen Mullen: Games People Play

Today I’m pleased to be taking part in the blog tour for Games People Play. My review is written with thanks to Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on the tour and to the publisher for my copy of the book via Netgalley.


While her parents are just yards away, thirteen-month-old Lily Hamilton is abducted from Ayr beach in Scotland. Three days later, her distraught father turns up at private investigator Charlie Cameron’s office. Mark Hamilton believes he knows who has taken his daughter. And why.

Against his better judgment, Charlie takes the case—and when bodies are discovered, he suspects this may not be an isolated crime. Is there a serial killer whose work has gone undetected for decades? Is baby Lily his latest victim? Charlie won’t be able to give up on this case. Memories and guilt from his childhood won’t let him…

Owen Mullen is a best-selling author of psychological and gangland thrillers. His fast-paced, twist-aplenty stories are perfect for all fans of Robert Galbraith, Ian Rankin and Ann Cleeves.


I’ve read short stories by Owen Mullen before but this is my first foray into his full length novels and one that I really enjoyed. Games People Play covers several cases at one time and I felt that the switch between them helped to keep the pace fast and keep me engaged. I was never overwhelmed and Mullen managed to maintain my interest from beginning to end. 

Games People Play is the beginning of a series featuring private investigator, Charlie Cameron. He’s an intriguing character who doesn’t always do things according to the rules and he has an interesting back story that plays out throughout the course of the novel. I am definitely looking forward to seeing where Mullen takes him next. 

There are a few twists and turns in Games People Play as we reach the ending and I enjoyed the tension as I discovered the answers to my questions. 

Games People Play is available from Amazon.

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