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Breaking Point is raw, compelling, and ground-breaking; Coffey puts the life of working mothers under a microscope. To say I loved it is an understatement, I expect it will be a huge success.’ Liz Nugent

‘A gripping, compulsive pageturner about what we expect from women, especially mothers. It’s going to be a massive hit.’ Marian Keyes

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An innocent mistake. A lifetime of guilt.

Susannah has two beautiful daughters, a high-flying medical career, a successful husband and an enviable life. Her hair is glossy, her clothes are expensive; she truly has it all.

But when – on the hottest day of the year – her strict morning routine is disrupted, Susannah finds herself running on autopilot. It is hours before she realises she has made a devastating mistake. Her baby, Louise, is still in the backseat of the car and it is too late to save her.

As the press close in around her, Susannah is put on trial for negligence. It is plain to see that this is not a trial, it’s a witch hunt. But what will the court say?

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‘A rare treat, an emotional thriller steeped in humanity. I read it in a single sitting!’ John Boyne

‘Gripping, unswerving, heart-breaking, you’ll read this book through parted fingers – and learn a crucial lesson as you go.’ Celia Walden, author of Payday

‘Really enjoyed this terrifyingly plausible debut, with much to say about parental guilt and how society treats working motherhood.’ Katherine Faulkner, author of Greenwich Park


‘An incredibly powerful thriller with real emotional depth – and a chillingly relatable storyline.’ TM Logan, author of The Holiday