In the words of the Observer, the best-selling author Julie Myerson “has a talent for making the unthinkable readable”. Her latest novel, The Stopped Heart, with its devastating depiction of profound loss, sexual longing, love and true evil, is no exception. Julie will be discussing her haunting, chilling and atmospheric writing with fellow novelist, Patrick Gale.
The Stopped Heart
A devastating story of loss, longing, love and true evil – the stand-out novel from the bestselling author of Something Might Happen.
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.