The Mountain In My Shoe

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.

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.

I would have got round to reading this book, eventually.

As it had such good reviews, although I stayed away from finding out what it was about.

However I went to Louise Beech's book launch in London.
She captivated me with the background of the story and the characters of Bernadette and Conor.
it is a wonderful story full of dread, hope and how families can be made, especially when they are not blood related.

It was an insightful to read about a child in care, and the hard work that does go into looking after them.
The book is made up of chapters from Bernadette, Conor, and the Life Book.

.The life book Chapters worked well and gave the story another level of reality. However they can be skim read if you wish to.


A beautiful story told in a compassionate way.

 

4.5 star Review from Bookstormer.