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When struggling journalist Cecily Wong is invited to join an expedition to climb one of the world’s tallest mountains, it seems like the chance of a lifetime.

She doesn’t realise how deadly the climb will be.

As their small team starts to climb, things start to go wrong. There’s a theft. Then an accident. Then a mysterious note, pinned to her tent: there’s a murderer on the mountain.

The higher they get, the more dangerous the climb becomes, and the more they need to trust one another.

And that’s when Cecily finds the first body…

© Amy McCulloch 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

Critics Review

  • Breathless is a high-altitude, high-stakes thriller that combines fascinating, authentic mountaineering experience with pure thriller entertainment. The suspense rises like the Nepalese mountain it is set on. Reminded me of the best of Michael Crichton, where in-depth knowledge and a masterful plot work together to create a tense adrenaline-fuelled ride. I loved it

    Sunday Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library
  • If you’re looking for a book to thrill and transport you, then Breathless is the read for you! Set high in the chilling Death Zone, this thriller had me on the edge of my seat. I loved being immersed in the competitive, high-stakes world of alpine climbing and Amy brilliantly evokes how risky this setting is, a setting that can only get deadlier with a murderer on the mountain… A must read for 2022

    Sarah Pearse, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Sanatorium
  • Stunning. Suffocatingly tense, highly original and exhilarating, Breathless is an early contender for thriller of the year

    Daily Express
  • Tense, chilling and terrifying with unforgettable characters and an unpredictable and atmospheric plot. One of the most original thrillers I’ve read. It deserves to be huge!

    Claire Douglas, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Couple at No. 9
  • A vertigo-inducing page-turner by an author who brings the high-stakes world of expert mountain-climbing to life on the page

    Nita Prose, no.1 New York Times bestselling author of The Maid
  • Gripping. Thrilling. A visceral account of a novice’s struggles with thin air and exhaustion

    Sunday Times

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