Book giveaway: The Stopped Heart by Julie Myerson

This giveaway is sponsored by Jonathan Cape

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 farm 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.

Praise for The Stopped Heart:

"I raced through this compelling story of parental heartbreak interspersed with the unravelling a century-old crime." – Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Bookseller

"Filled with darkness… An unsettling and disturbing tale." – Beth Jones, Sunday Telegraph

"Myerson evokes mystery and madness, with glimpses into devastating events, the full extent of which is slowly and skilfully uncovered." – Hannah Nathanson, Vogue

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About the author:

Julie Myerson is the author of Home: The Story of Everyone Who Ever Lived in Our House and nine novels, including the bestselling 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.'

Book giveaway

Jonathan Cape have asked us to find 50 Mumsnetters to read The Stopped Heart and share their thoughts about it on the discussion thread. Fill in the form below to apply for your copy.

You don't have to win a free copy to take part in the discussion. Anyone who has read The Stopped Heart can post their feedback on the thread. All who post feedback before 21 March will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Love2shop voucher.

This giveaway closes Monday 8 February, so apply now!


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