Exploring themes of guilt, motherhood, and the consequences of the past, Breaking follows Dr Mirren Fitzpatrick, whose eight year-old daughter goes missing of the coast of Florida during a family holiday. It’s an unthinkable tragedy for every mother, but as Mirren appeals to the world for help, she is turned from a figure of pity to the villainous architect of her daughter’s fate.
In the run-up to publication, Amanda’s brilliant debut has been garnering glowing reviews from early readers, a selection of which are below:
‘A rich, gut-punch of a crime thriller that delivers a confronting examination of maternal love and the expectations that weigh so heavily on women, even in their most unthinkably dark moments.’ Ashley Audrain
‘Amanda Cassidy captures a mother’s guilt perfectly… this a compelling, intriguing and thoroughly engaging read. Amanda is a very talented new voice in Irish writing.’ Liz Nugent
‘This story draws you in immediately… There is a real freshness to Cassidy’s approach to storytelling. And the ending is as disturbing and moving as those opening beach-scene pages.’ Daily Mail
Happy publication day, Amanda! We can’t wait for readers to get their hands on Breaking.