EPONINE LOVES > "THE STOPPED HEART"
we have absolutely ruddy adored the stopped heart by julie myerson
When Mary and Graham Coles move to a cottage on the edge of a countryside village in an attempt to heal from a deeply traumatic past, Mary starts to feel that they aren’t alone. She notices creaking doors, footsteps down the corridors, and children whispering. She even begins to see a man with a shock of red hair walking around her garden and through the village.
One hundred and fifty years earlier, outside the very same cottage, a terrible storm causes an oak tree to fall and land on man. This man, with a shock of red hair, is taken in by thirteen-year-old Eliza and her parents. They nurse him back to health but once he recovers, it becomes clear that has no intention of leaving.
Myerson expertly intertwines these two tales of profound loss, evil and longing. The Stopped Heart frightens you, moves you and, crucially, will turn you into a hermit while you read it.