Games People Play

[PDF] Games People Play | by Ì Owen Mullen - Games People Play, Games People Play 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 P [PDF] Games People Play | by Ì Owen Mullen - Games People Play, Games People Play 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 P

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  • Author: Owen Mullen
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Games People Play

[PDF] Games People Play | by Ì Owen Mullen, Games People Play, Owen Mullen, Games People Play 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 aOn a warm s [PDF] Games People Play | by Ì Owen Mullen - Games People Play, Games People Play 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 P

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    OWEN MULLEN S debut novel Games People Play has been long listed for Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Crime Book Of The Year 2017 And So It Began book 1 in the Delaney series was awarded Star Pick from the Sunday Times Crime Club School was a waste of time for me Or rather, I wasted time my own and every teacher s who tried to get me to work It took twenty years to appreciate what they were telling me Life has rules They aren t written down but they exist nevertheless I got that Eventually But by then I was thirty five.Along the way I missed an important clue At ten I won a national primary schools short story competition and didn t write anything else for forty yearsART BOY WANTEDAPPLY WITHINAs a teenager my big obsession was music Early on I realised if I was successful I would probably be rich and famous and pull lots of girls So how did that turn out Well, you haven t heard of me, have you And this morning I caught myself worrying about the electricity bill So the short answer is one out of three ain t bad Running around the country in a Transit van with your mates is fun It s your very own gang You against the world Until you fall out and the dream lies bleeding on the dressing room floor When that happened I went to London everybody from Scotland goes to London, it s like first footing at New Year, or ten pints of lager and a vindaloo on a Friday night a sacred tradition and became a session singer I also started gigging with different bands on the circuit Back in Scotland most of us come back with wild tales of great success, none of them true I wondered what I should do with myself and didn t have to wait long for the answer Her name was Christine We got married, I went to Strathclyde Uni and got a bunch of letters after my name, and toughing it out at Shotts Miner s Welfare, or dodging flying beer cans at the Caf Club in Baillieston, was in the past The long hair was short now, I wore a suit and pretended to like people I didn t like because we were colleagues.After many adventures I started my own marketing and design business and did alright Christine and I were very happy, we travelled all over the place India, Brazil, Botswana, Nepal, Borneo, Japan One day I suggested we move To the Greek islands So we did We bought land and built a beautiful villa overlooking the Mediterranean Then the pan global financial crash happened, years of fiscal carelessness finally caught up with Greece the exchange rate dived and the cost of living in Paradise went through the roof I had to do something Then I remembered the short story competition I had been good at writing, hadn t I I wrote another short story called The King Is Dead the first thing I d written since primary school When I typed the last word Christine taught me to type I held the pages in my hand then started to read An hour and a half, rooted to the chair unable to believe what was in front of my eyes For four decades I had shunned a god given gift And as I read I started to understand why It was awful Not just bad Bloody terrible.But I kept going.And now, eight years and seven books later, three literary agents plus two I turned down they were reading a different book I am a writer My books are on People buy them and come back for One seasoned London agent has predicted I am destined to be a major new force in British crime fiction Yeah So is the moral follow my example, find something you re good at and stick with it Hardly I didn t, did I Do it your own way it s your life.If you enjoy reading my novels please leave a review, it is immensely helpful and greatly appreciated.Copyright



725 thoughts on “Games People Play

  • I love this book It is breath taking It is unputdownable There is not one dull or mediocre moment in this book Quite simply it is brilliant The characters captivate and entrance I felt their pain, their indecision, their joy Secrets, lies and infidelity abound Four and a half weeks after they walked on the sand swinging their child between them, the family was damaged beyond repair, destroyed by guilt and betrayal Mark and Jen Hamilton s decision to take 13 month old daughter Lily to Ayr Beach f [...]


  • Games People Play is a solid debut novel by British author Owen Mullen It was good enough that I immediately ran to and purchased book 2 when I finished The tale is basically about the disappearance of a little girl in broad daylight and the myriad of repercussions that follow I have to admit it took me about a third of the novel to be totally drawn in, but it was worth it to get to what came after This book features the infrequent combination of a first rate crime plot plus excellent characteri [...]


  • Games People Play is a strong novel from an author to watch I read a lot of crime fiction so this was a refreshing change to have the central character be a Private Investigator and have characters from the police force in the background to his role It gave a complex edge to the character representation within the book The synopsis of this book really excited me and the plot itself is tense and really well written.I was absolutely hooked on certain scenes but then at other times would find the b [...]


  • 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 awfu [...]


  • Mark and Jennifer s lives are in tatters after their baby daughter, Lily, is abducted Mark knows who took her but if he tells police and his wife it will destroy his marriage forever.Charlie Cameron, a PI specialising in missing persons, is asked to help find Lily Charlie has his own nightmare causing demons and has a no missing children policy Will he put his fears aside and take this case Games people play is a taut mystery thriller with multiple plot lines that weave throughout the story.Char [...]


  • Sometimes you win sometimes you lose Sometimes it depends on how you define winning, or losing Games People Play by Owen Mullen has many moments of the agony of defeat than it does of the thrill of victory, because, well, life is hard, especially when one encounters twisted, evil, or misguided people When a thirteen month old girl is snatched in broad daylight on a beach in Scotland, her distraught father turns to Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron He is absolutely certain that he knows who has his lit [...]


  • He s pushing his baby daughter in a stroller His wife wants to take one dip into the water When she s sucked under by the current, he runs to keep his wife from drowning In his rescue attempt, baby Lily is taken and no one has seen a thing.Charlie Cameron is a Private Investigator hired by the father to find his daughter He feels that a woman he had an affair with is the culprit Because of his background, Charlie knows he should not take this case t any case involving a child.And then he gets a [...]


  • This was a bit of a slow burner for me, I took about halfway through to really get my teeth into it If your wife was drowning before your eyes and you took your eyes off your baby in the stroller just for a moment, you look backgone And what is stranger, no one has seen a thing.I am not going to go into details because, this story had been weaving for the entire first half of my read and I didn t realize it, it was only halfway through that it all came together for me I then saw that the groundw [...]


  • I have not read many crime thriller novels In my opinion this is a winner I would like to actually give it a 3.5 star rating Charlie Cameron is a haunted good guy He is witty, compassionate, and sympathetic to others I would want to hang out with him He is a PI with some secrets and a painful past Because of that past, he takes a very disturbing case where an 13 month old little girl, Lily, is stolen from her parents in broad daylight at the beach We will learn this is a little too close to home [...]


  • Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron finds people, but not kids However, when the father of an abducted toddler asks for his help, Charlie gets involved although he knows that, due to his own history, it s not a wise decision When he is then also asked to look into the disappearance of a young female student who vanished after a night out, the plot thickens With the two different storylines, a detailed character study of Charlie, and all the goings on at the New York Blue, the place from where Charlie con [...]


  • The story begins with the abduction of baby Lily at the beach of Ayr, Scotland Her father Mark Hamilton has to leave her on the beach in her pram in order to save the life of his wife who had went for a swim in the ocean.Charlie Cameron, the protagonist of the book, is a Private Investigator in Glasgow and gets involved into the abduction of Lily because Mark mandates him to find his Ex Affair Donna Morton, who he believes of having taken his daughter as a revenge for him leaving her for his wif [...]


  • Games People Play by Owen MullenThere is a line early in this book that sums it up perfectly Guilt never leaves, it never lets go, not really, and it hadn t with me That single thought echoes through the whole book, by blending Charlies personal story with ongoing cases.The story is well paced it doesn t plod, doesn t race ahead of itself , this isn t a cozy mystery, but isn t a full on gritty Glaswegian crime novel either I enjoyed the writing style, it cleverly entwines a number of stories fro [...]


  • 3.5 stars.This tale is about a young girl who vanishes during broad daylight and the steps and processes that are taken to find out what happened to her The plot was basic and I found that to be a good thing, complicated plots sometimes make for complicated reading The writing flowed excellent, the characters were written perfectly, buts that damn but It was too long winded and drawn out Crime fiction is an extremely tough genre to write, you have to know when too much is too much I liked this a [...]


  • All of my reviews can be found on novelgossipThis book opens with the abduction of baby Lily and my anxiety about what had happened to her and where she ended up never dissipated Charlie Cameron is a PI in Glasgow and his speciality is finding missing people, but he doesn t take cases where there is a child missing Ever Mark Hamilton is Lily s father and when he begs Charlie for help, he can t resist despite knowing that this is exactly the type of case he should steer clear of As he begins to f [...]


  • The story starts off with quite a dramatic start with baby Lily being abducted while her dad is fighting to save her mothers life What a way to start a book off and it had my attention straight away.Charlie Cameron is a private investigator who has been asked by Lily s father to find her Right from the start it s apparent that Charlie has something that lurks in his past which causes him to have a strained relationship with his parents and to why he is working as a private investigator I was dyi [...]


  • Charlie Cameron is a private detective working in Glasgow whose speciality is finding missing persons We learn from very early on in the novel that there is something in his past that drives him on and this is gradually revealed in the course of this excellent, fast moving and involving story A baby snatched on a beach, a student who disappears from her college and other interesting strands make for a grim and enticing tale, in the course of which we learn about the narrator s own life and those [...]


  • What an opening This is the first book I ve read by this author and it was a gripping read from the very first page until the last I had no idea what the outcome was going to be, an absolute must read for that very reason Owen is a talented author who knows his craft really week, when to add tension to the plot, when to give the reader breathing space to let their heart rate revert to normal I love the fact that this novel takes place in Scotland and we get to see the area through the author s e [...]


  • When I read the blurb for this book and realised it was set in my local area I was a bit excited but also a bit apprehensive that the author had sufficient local knowledge to pass my microscopic examination I m pleased to report that he nailed it with his descriptions of the places and he created characters that I feel I could have met There is a lot going on in this book as it covers not just Charlie Cameron s latest investigations but also his past and present personal life He was an interesti [...]


  • I received this as an arc from shell in exchange for an honest review Baby Lily Hamilton is abducted from a beach in front of her parents while her dad is trying to keep her mum alive.Wow Absolutely fantastic read I loved the story and the characters I loved Andrew, Patrick and Charlie Patrick and Andrew had there own way of helping Charlie I liked Kate too.I loved the ending Can t wait for next installment Highly recommended 5.


  • This book was really good The writing was taut, tense and made you want to keep turning the pages.Set in central Scotland, an area I know well I could identify with the characters and settings The characters are well drawn and have imperfections and flaws that make them all too human A book that is worth five stars and I recommend you to read it.


  • Theres a new PI in town And he has issues of his own to deal with, along with his job of locating missing people The story grabs your heart strings right from the beginning with the abduction of a baby and never lets go Great start to a series.


  • THE REVIEWMAYCONTAIN SPOILERS I was given the book by Mr Mullen in return for my honest review so that s what I ll do I ll be honest.Initially, when I started the book, I didn t think I d like it half as much as I did It took me a little time to get into it And if I m being completely honest I was than halfway through the book when I got hooked I was intrigued since chapter 2 alright but then again, I am a curious person The writing, the story didn t interest me much But as I kept going, the st [...]


  • 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, so [...]


  • 4.5 stars There is a lot going on in this book, but it is all very neatly woven together Past and present storylines, all the gritty characters, especially our lead, Charlie, make this one an unforgettable read There are plenty of plot twists and turns to keep you guessing and the characters are flawed but interesting enough so that you are rooting for them I deducted a half star because for me, the romance between Charlie and Kate didn t really fit They meet then they re living together Hmmmeds [...]


  • I m giving this 5 stars as it is a debut novel and deserves a big recommendation Granted I am biased being Scottish but living down in England for the time being I loved reading about all the familiar places from The Willow Tearooms, to the Finnieston Crane, Crammond, the Armadillo, the Forth Road Bridge, Pitlochry etc etc But this novel is a roller coaster ride of twists and turns and is full of a great mix of characters I can t wait to read what develops between the main character Private Dete [...]


  • Came across this when I was looking for something new and from the first page it got off to cracking start when a child is abducted from Ayr beach I really liked the lead character, Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron, and the supporting characters were well drawn, especially Charlie s sidekick, Pat Logue At the beginning I imagined the story would just be about baby Lily Not so It moves from there to a wider series of crimes.Good subplots and sharp dialogue Great one liners I read a lot of crime fiction [...]


  • Wonderful to find such an exciting new author The characters are very real, set in skilfully described locations across Scotland, especially in Glasgow The plot twists and weaves its way through the book, keeping you guessing until the very end It becomes increasingly difficult to put down as the the tension buildsSad to have finished it but can t wait to start Charlie Cameron s next adventure


  • This is one of the best books I ever read It has everything, mystery, suspense, crime, drama, romance and many surprises I was hooked on the characters from the start and really did not want to put it down I loved the flow of the writing and the twists in the story that kept me guessing right to the last page Top of my favorite list and I predict my book of the year.Well done Owen Mullen I can not wait to start reading your second book Old friends and new Enemies



  • Games People Play Charlie Cameron 1 by Owen Mullen Author Hello, my dear followers and friends, today I m writing the first time about a mystery or crime novel in Scotland D I know You will love it In the first two pages you get a glimpse of the intriguing, fast paced and well written mystery crime thriller There are footsteps A man is running away Whom he runs away You pick up the story fast because the novel is precisely the definition of an engrossing story Ayr, 35 miles from GlasgowA pair wi [...]


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