Fleur Hitchcock's View from my Velux

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MOUSE HEART and reviews.

Mouse, a foundling, lives with a patched together family of actors in the Moth theatre. Her life, learning the skills of the theatre is good, until Walter, the young man who found her as a baby, is arrested for murder. A murder Mouse is sure he couldn’t possibly have committed.

From that moment on her world is turned upside down and soon she’s pursuing the real murderer through the dark and dangerous streets and putting herself and her beloved theatre family in grave danger.

This atmospheric thriller, full of daring stunts and sinister villains, is perfect escapism for 9+ readers

Published on August 4th 2022

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Read an extract here

Here me talking about it to the Big Kid’s Bookclub here episode 152

Review from Sue Chambers, Waterstones bookseller

A tale of friendship and bravery…by the author of The Boy Who Flew – but this one, this one, is even better.

Full review and several others, here.

Review from Through the Bookshelf. What an adventure! Packed with action and mystery, sinister villains and theatricals, ‘Mouse Heart’ is a completely captivating and thrilling read that is impossible to put down.

This is a thrilling book that weaves different elements of history into an exciting and tense book that you won’t be able to put down.  Set at a time when law enforcement wasn’t what it is today, Mouse Heart is a swashbuckling adventure with skulduggery and love at its heart. Full review from K and O blog here

Chris Soul, book reviewer says Mouse herself is a wonderful protagonist: moral and caring but needing to grow a little braver to face the mounting, gruesome odds. As always, Hitchcock grabs the readers attention from the off, gripping and questioning until the climax of the book, which us also typical Hitchcock, with terrific, high-stakes action with added special-effects! It’s a rip-roaring read! read full review here.

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