Friday, 20 January 2017

The Mountain in My Shoe by Louise Beech

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.

I would like to thank Louise Beech for writing this story and also to Sumaira Wilson for recommending this to me.

I've never read anything by this author before, so it was nice that when my friend suggested I read it, I bought it. It starts off with a book for a little boy called Conor, it follows his life through this book and introduces you to all sorts of different characters. A woman who is his friend and her husband who is missing. His mother and her problems. A BOOK that tells all about a young boy.

You will want to read this book that is heart-wrenching at parts, makes you think you know what was going on, but has that twist to show you that you REALLY didn't know what was coming. A book about life in system and what it means for a Man, Boy, Book and WHAT 1 woman has that can bring it all together.

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