In a house on the east coast, Jane faces motherhood alone. With her husband away at war, there is no one to protect her from small town suspicions and she must learn to keep her secrets to herself.
Katie Munnik is a Canadian writer living in Cardiff. Her collection of short fiction, The Pieces We Keep was published by Wild Goose Publications and her prose, poetry, and creative non-fiction have appeared in several magazines and anthologies, including The Cardiff Review, The Dangerous Women Project, Echoes of the City, and Geez Magazine. She is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers in Toronto, Canada. The Heart Beats in Secret is her first novel.
‘Textured and beautiful. Katie Munnik has a voice full of quiet passion and poetry’ Kate Hamer
‘Munnik unfurls her story in quiet, reflective prose, but there is much to enjoy along the way’ Town and Country
‘[A] powerful, multi-generational novel … full of secrets, stories and discoveries’ Prima
‘Beautifully written and moving’ Woman’s Own
‘The Heart Beats in Secret is a spacious and yet densely woven work … beautifully written’ The Cardiff Review