The Stopped Heart

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Jonathan Cape, 2016 - Families - 401 pages
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'Bloody brilliant' Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of The Girl on the Train

A New Statesman Book of the Year

Some memories are too powerful to live only in the past.

During a ferocious storm, a red-haired stranger appears in the garden of a small farming cottage. Eliza and her parents take him in. But very soon, it's clear he has no intention of leaving.

A century later, Mary and Graham have experienced every parent's worst nightmare. Now, escaping the memories and the headlines, they have found an idyllic new home in rural Suffolk. A cottage, a beautiful garden. The perfect place to forget. To move on. But life doesn't always work that way.
A devastating depiction of profound loss, sexual longing, love and true evil, The Stopped Heart is the finest novel to date from this most fearless and original of writers.

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User Review  - camharlow2 - LibraryThing

This is an absolutely absorbing novel featuring two families living in the same rural Suffolk cottage in a small village, but over a century apart. Their stories are intertwined throughout and there ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carol420 - LibraryThing

The Stopped Heart by Julie Myerson 3 Stars It was a very good story...well written and well told... however the constant switching from past to present was a bit annoying. I love supernatural ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Julie Myerson is the author of Home: The Story of Everyone Who Ever Lived in Our House and nine novels, including the best-selling Something Might Happen, which was longlisted for the Booker Prize. In the words of the Observer, she 'has a talent for making the unthinkable readable. The results are riveting.'

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