Breaking – ARC Book Review

Title:- Breaking

Author:- Amanda Cassidy

Date published:- will be published on 6th October 2022

Publisher:- Canelo

No. of pages:- 307 pages

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


Plot:- 3/5

Writing:- 3/5

Overall rating:- 3/5

It’s every mother’s worst fear

On a sun-hazed afternoon in the Florida Keys, a child goes missing from the beach. Dr Mirren Fitzpatrick appeals to the world to help find her eight-year-old daughter. The family are on holiday from Ireland, far from home and desperate to return there as they arrived – together.

Yet the police are immediately suspicious of Mirren. She was drinking at a bar – alone – shortly before reporting that her youngest child had disappeared. As rumours abound about Mirren’s past a trial-by-media ensues, and she is turned from a figure of pity to the villain of the piece.

And then a small body is found dumped in the ocean. Is Mirren a heartbroken mother, or the architect of her daughter’s fate?

While on holiday in Florida Keys, a child goes missing. Dr. Mirren Fitzpatrick appeals to the world to find her eight-year-old daughter Alannah but the police soon suspect that she might be responsible for her own daughter’s disappearance as she had been drinking at the bar at the time of Alannah’s disappearance.. Then the body of a small girl was found by the beach…

The story started out slow and normally, I am interested in police procedural stories but this was very different. The police parts were boring. Mirren turned out to be cold and calculating and thus, nearly all the characters in the story to me in my opinion felt boring which actually made me not interest in this book. However, what drew me into the story was the plot and the writing which actually made me read this book more without having to DNF the book. The writing was great. This is her debut book and even though I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I would have liked, I am looking forward to read more books from this author.

Overall, this book worth 3 stars.

Many thanks to Netgalley and Canelo for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

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