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The Hijacking of Cassie Peters

The Hijacking of Cassie Peters


By Mary Stanley

Set between Ireland and Europe in the 1970’s and 80’s, The Hijacking Of Cassie Peters is a story of love, tragedy and hope.

Trade Paperback | 96pp | ISBN: 978-1-84840-124-2 | Release Date: June 2012

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Abandoned by their mother at a young age the Peters sisters, Aly, Mer and Cassie, have formed a tight bond in their new home in Germany with their father. When the eldest, Aly, moves away from home for college they slowly grow apart and Cassie, the youngest sister, decides it is time to track down their long-lost mother. The decision begins a sequence of tragic events that will change the lives of all of them. Set between Ireland and Europe in the 1970's and 80's, The Hijacking Of Cassie Peters is a story of love, tragedy and hope.

Praise for The Hijacking Of Cassie Peters:

I became so deeply immersed in the lives of Stanley’s characters, that I felt shut off, for a while, from the real world...I loved it for its measured, many layered writing, for its mesmerising characters, but mostly for its thoughtful wisdom. This shows Stanley at her very best.
— Books Ireland