Why Edel Coffey’s thriller Breaking Point deserves bestseller status — and a movie adaptation

Breaking Point Edel Coffey Sphere, €13.99

The timing of this novel’s release is impeccable, finding itself in the middle of a heated debate over Elena Ferrante’s Netflix adaptation. The lost girl. Ferrante’s short story features a woman who abandons her family in her quest for personal fulfillment. In Breaking point, Famed New York pediatrician Dr. Susannah Rice, known to her audience as “Dr. Sue”, accidentally leaves her baby in a stuffy car and the baby dies. Two very different stories, but both prompting similar judgments about “good” and “bad” mothering.