We are thrilled that The Call of Cassandra Rose, the taut, pacy debut psychological thriller from our very own Madeleine Milburn Mentorship Scheme graduate Sophia Spiers, is out today in paperback and ebook (Lume Books).

Filled with twists and suspense, The Call of Cassandra Rose follows troubled young wife and mother Annabelle as she turns to the alluring and charismatic hypnotherapist Cassandra Rose in a bid to free herself from the unresolved trauma of her childhood. As the treatment unfolds, Annabelle is pulled into a web of deception and abuse where she is no longer sure whether she is the patient or the victim – and faces a desperate fight to retake control of her life. Daphne du Maurier meets Paula Hawkins, The Call of Cassandra Rose examines how trauma shapes our lives and asks whether we can ever really escape our pasts.

Sophia was one of the six outstanding mentees chosen from over 1,500 entrants to be part of the inaugural Madeleine Milburn Mentorship Scheme, and has been honing her craft ever since. Ahead of publication, Sophia commissioned this stunning trailer, which captures the truly hypnotic atmosphere of her novel:

Congratulations, Sophia! We can’t wait for readers to fall under the spell of Cassandra Rose…