While my genre of choice is usually fantasy, one of my favourite non-fantasy authors is historical mystery writer Kate Morton. All her books are must-reads for me, and her newest novel The Clockmaker’s Daughter was no exception. It has been out for over a year now, and I have already owned a copy for several months, but I finally got round to reading it recently! I was incredibly excited about this book, as it sounded even more mysterious than her previous books, and I do love a good mystery!
The story of The Clockmaker’s Daughter revolves around the scandalous events of a group of young artists’ summer in an English manor house in 1892, resulting in murder, burglary, vanishing, and the early end of a promising career. Over a hundred years later, in 2017, archivist Elodie finds a sketchbook and a photograph from this summer and is drawn to investigate the mystery, and the connections between its players and the prominent Victorian activist whose archives she keeps – as well as between the alluring manor house and her own family. Told from multiple perspectives over one hundred and fifty years and several generations, The Clockmaker’s Daughter is a complex story of secrets and lies, of love and family, of stories and history – and a little bit of the supernatural…Continue reading “The Clockmaker’s Daughter: Book Review”