Where my heart used to beat is the story of Dr Robert Hendricks, who specialises in psychiatric disorders. He receives a letter from a retired neuroscientist called Dr Alexander Pereira, inviting him to his home to talk about his father who died in 1918. Hendricks never knew his father, as he was 2 years old when he died. As well as revealing what happened to Hendricks’ father, their discussions focus on how memory works due to their interest in neurology, and Hendricks tells Pereira of his experiences during World War Two.
As is expected from Faulks the writing is beautiful, and this is a very enjoyable novel, despite a slightly slow start.