The Stopped Heart (Hardback)Julie Myerson (author)
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Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 676 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 37 mm
"It's the sort of book you cannot put down, partly because it is so addictive and partly because if you do put it down, you know you will spend the next few hours startling at every creaking door... It really is unremittingly, heart-stoppingly dark." -- Viv Groskop * Observer *
"The German word unheimlich captures best what Myerson writes about so well: that eerie sense when something is both familiar and unfamiliar. The English word for that is 'uncanny'." -- Katherine Weber * New York Times *
"Filled with darkness... An unsettling and disturbing tale." -- Beth Jones * Sunday Telegraph *
"There's a rhythm to these purposeful leaps between past and present that becomes part of the experience of reading this increasingly gripping novel.... The German word unheimlich captures best what Myerson writes about so well: that eerie sense when something is both familiar and unfamiliar" * New York Times *
"Myerson evokes mystery and madness, with glimpses into devastating events, the full extent of which are slowly and skilfully uncovered." -- Hannah Nathanson * Vogue *
"I raced through this compelling story of parental heartbreak interspersed with the unravelling a century-old crime." -- Cathy Rentenbrink * Bookseller *
"The story is heart wrenching, unremittingly grisly... A thriller and...a page-turner... The Stopped Heart exposes the flesh of the lives cut in half, the pain and loves of the past, and why they are no less real than the present." -- Heloise Wood * Independent on Sunday *
"Darkness courses through Myerson's psychological horror novel." -- Francesca Angelini * Sunday Times *
"A brilliantly unsettling read. Myerson's elegant prose creates a suffocating feeling of dread as the psychological consequences of loss and violence are mercilessly revealed." -- Eithne Farry * Mail on Sunday *
"The ever enjoyable Julie Myerson has produced a haunting story of love and loss, whose mystical theme is that extreme tragedy leaves a stain that never truly dies... Gripping and moving." -- John Harding * Daily Mail *
"Unsettling and unputdownable." * Woman & Home *
"A terrifying ghost story... The book is shot through with memories of abducted children...and yet it is not mawkish or sentimental. There is hope, greed, anger, compassion.... Myerson has taken us to the precipice and made us look over." -- Liz Hoggard * Independent *
"A heart-stopper: a luxuriously paced but utterly gripping tale... Ruthlessly addictive." -- Claire Allfree * Metro *
"Interweaving a modern psychological drama with the timeline of the past, this is powerful unsettling stuff." * Sunday Mirror *
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