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  • Barbara Copperthwaite

“Beautifully written” My #bookreview of THE MOUNTAIN IN MY SHOE, by Louise Beech @LouiseWriter @Oren

“A gentle tale of great subtlety”


A missing boy. A missing book. A missing husband. A woman who must find them all to find herself. On the night Bernadette finally has the courage to tell her domineering husband that she’s leaving, he doesn’t come home. Neither does Conor, the little boy she’s befriended for the past five years. Also missing is his lifebook, the only thing that holds the answers. With the help of Conor’s foster mum, Bernadette must face her own past, her husband’s secrets and a future she never dared imagine in order to find them all. Exquisitely written and deeply touching, The Mountain in My Shoe is both a gripping psychological thriller and a powerful and emotive examination of the meaning of family … and just how far we’re willing to go for the people we love


Beautifully written, uplifting, tense, and incredibly moving, The Mountain In My Shoe is a gentle tale of great subtlety.

Bernadette’s loneliness is palpable, and her husband casts a shadow over the entire book. But the star of the novel is Conor.

I defy anyone not to fall in love with Conor and want to adopt him themselves… TO READ THE REVIEW IN FULL, PLEASE CLICK HERE

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