We’re thrilled the share that Amanda Cassidy‘s addictive debut crime thriller, Breaking, is published today in hardback and eBook (Canelo Crime).

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.