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Author: Suzy Spencer Narrator: Coleen Marlo Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9781515981985
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While her husband Rusty, a NASA engineer, was at work, Andrea Yates filled the family bathtub with water and systematically drowned their children, ages six months to seven years. As her eldest child lay lifeless in the bathtub and the bodies of her four youngest rested in her bed, Andrea, a devoted Christian wife and former nurse, called the police to confess her sin.

The investigations by the prosecutors, by the defense, and by the press delved deeper into Andrea's mind and history, revealing a disturbing web of suicidal tendencies, depression, and psychoses. While her husband struggled between his overwhelming grief and his loyalty to his incarcerated wife, an outraged nation asked one question after another: How could anyone do this? What would drive a mother to kill her children?

Drawing from hundreds of hours of interviews, court testimony, and medical records, including new access to psychiatric and legal files, Breaking Point delves deeper into an all-American family struggling with the darkness of a mental illness that twisted a loving mother into a killer obsessed with hellfire. Download and start listening now!

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  • In her classic, Breaking Point, Suzy Spencer writes with conviction, nuance and understanding. A remarkable achievement by a gifted writer. Gregg Olsen, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 9/16/2018

    " I was in my twenties when this crime occurred. Until reading this book though, I didn't realize the depth of Andrea Yates' mental illness. One day she was a loving, homeschooling momma and the next, she was a murderer, accused of killing drowning her five small children in a bathtub. If the facts of the book are accurate, I hope the husband, the therapist and several other medical professionals accountable for this crime. Shame on the medical community for failing this woman. I can't imagine what it is like to live with this every single day of her life. Very scary to think it could happen to any one of us. "

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Suzy Spencer wrote the controversial true crime book Wasted, a 1999 Violet Crown Book Award finalist, as well as Wages of Sin. Breaking Point was a Doubleday Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club, Mystery Guild, and Literary Guild selection.

About the Narrator

Coleen Marlo is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator who has been nominated for an Audie Award twice, winning in 2011. She has been awarded three Listen-Up Awards from Publishers Weekly, an AudioFile Audiobook of the Year Award in 2011, and was named Audiobook Narrator of the Year for 2010 by Publishers Weekly. She is a member of the prestigious Actors Studio and taught acting for ten years at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. Marlo is a proud founding member of Deyan Institute of Voice Artistry and Technology.