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The Stopped Heart

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Internationally best-selling author Julie Myerson's beautifully written yet deeply chilling novel of psychological suspense explores the tragedies - past and present - haunting a picturesque country cottage.

Mary Coles and her husband, Graham, have just moved to a cottage on the edge of a small village. The house hasn't been lived in for years, but they are drawn to its original features and surprisingly large garden, which stretches down into a beautiful apple orchard. It's idyllic, remote, picturesque: exactly what they need to put the horror of the past behind them.

One hundred and fifty years earlier, a huge oak tree was felled in front of the cottage during a raging storm. Beneath it lies a young man with a shock of red hair, presumed dead - surely no one could survive such an accident. But the red-haired man is alive and, after a brief convalescence, is taken in by the family living in the cottage and put to work in the fields. The children all love him, but the eldest daughter, Eliza, has her reservations. There's something about the red-haired man that sits ill with her. A presence. An evil.

Back in the present, weeks after moving to the cottage and still drowning beneath the weight of insurmountable grief, Mary Coles starts to sense there's something in the house. Children's whispers, footsteps from above, half-caught glimpses of figures in the garden. A young man with a shock of red hair wandering through the orchard.

Has Mary's grief turned to madness? Or have the events that took place so long ago finally come back to haunt her?

Genre: Horror

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Hardback Editions

2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Stopped Heart
Author(s): Julie Myerson
ISBN: 0-224-10249-4 / 978-0-224-10249-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stopped Heart
Author(s): Julie Myerson
ISBN: 1-78470-131-9 / 978-1-78470-131-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Stopped Heart
Author(s): Julie Myerson
ISBN: 1-4434-4457-X / 978-1-4434-4457-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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March 2016 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Stopped Heart
Author(s): Julie Myerson
ISBN: 1-4434-4456-1 / 978-1-4434-4456-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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March 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Stopped Heart: A Novel
Author(s): Julie Myerson
ISBN: 0-06-240932-8 / 978-0-06-240932-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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March 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Stopped Heart: A Novel
Author(s): Julie Myerson
ISBN: 0-06-244034-9 / 978-0-06-244034-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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February 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stopped Heart
Author(s): Julie Myerson
ISBN: 0-224-10250-8 / 978-0-224-10250-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

March 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Stopped Heart
Author(s): Julie Myerson
ISBN: 1-5046-9676-X / 978-1-5046-9676-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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March 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Stopped Heart
Author(s): Julie Myerson
ISBN: 1-5046-9677-8 / 978-1-5046-9677-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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March 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Stopped Heart: A Novel
Author(s): Julie Myerson
Publisher: HarperAudio
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February 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Stopped Heart
Author(s): Julie Myerson
ISBN: 1-4890-8001-5 / 978-1-4890-8001-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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February 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Stopped Heart
Author(s): Julie Myerson
ISBN: 1-4890-8002-3 / 978-1-4890-8002-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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January 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Stopped Heart
Author(s): Julie Myerson
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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January 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Stopped Heart
Author(s): Julie Myerson
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Stopped Heart
Author(s): Julie Myerson
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Stopped Heart: A Novel
Author(s): Julie Myerson
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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March 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Stopped Heart: A Novel
Author(s): Julie Myerson
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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February 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Stopped Heart
Author(s): Julie Myerson
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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