No Peace Until He’s Dead: My Story of Child Abuse at the Hands of Davy Tweed and my Journey to Recovery


Amanda Brown

No Peace Until He’s Dead offers a raw and unflinching account of Amanda’s childhood years marred both by the domestic abuse suffered by her mother at the hands of Tweed, and her own appalling trauma leading to her courageous pursuit of justice and recovery.

February 2024


In this candid memoir, Amanda Brown chronicles the unimaginable sexual abuse she suffered from the age of eight at the hands of her stepfather, Davy Tweed.

A lauded rugby player for both Ulster and Ireland, a DUP councillor and prominent Orangeman, Tweed maintained the veneer of upstanding citizen through his political and sporting life, yet the story at home was very different. No Peace Until He’s Dead is a raw and unflinching account of Amanda’s childhood years, which were marred by both the domestic abuse suffered by her mother at Davy’s hands and Amanda’s own appalling trauma, as well as her fight for justice against her abuser.

This transformative memoir was born of Amanda’s courageous pursuit of recovery, and her unwavering determination to find her voice and advocate for other survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. No Peace Until He’s Dead forces us to confront a subject so often obscured by fear and shame, and also serves as a testament that those who have suffered can overcome their past and find happiness.

Praise for No Peace Until He’s Dead

‘Superbly told.’ – The Irish Times 

No Peace Until He’s Dead is an undeniably heartfelt and intelligent memoir … the sheer moral force of her unflinching testimony, making this a harrowing book but also an important one.’ – Sunday Business Post 



Amanda Brown was born in Belfast and grew up in Ballymoney. She was thrust into the public eye when she took the stand to give evidence against her stepfather Davy Tweed, former Ireland and Ulster rugby player, and her brave testimony went a long way to securing his conviction on a litany of serious sex abuse charges. She has since engaged with the Department of Justice and the Victims of Crime Commission as part of her work advocating for other survivors of sexual abuse. She is now a qualified reflexologist and aromatherapist.