The Clockmaker's Daughter

The Clockmaker's Daughter

A Novel

Book - 2018
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A rich, spellbinding new novel from the author of The Lake House --the story of a love affair and a mysterious murder that cast their shadow across generations, set in England from the 1860s until the present day.

My real name, no one remembers.
The truth about that summer, no one else knows.

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe's life is in ruins.

Over one hundred and fifty years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items: a sepia photograph of an arresting-looking woman in Victorian clothing, and an artist's sketchbook containing the drawing of a twin-gabled house on the bend of a river.

Why does Birchwood Manor feel so familiar to Elodie? And who is the beautiful woman in the photograph? Will she ever give up her secrets?

Told by multiple voices across time, The Clockmaker's Daughter is a story of murder, mystery, and thievery, of art, love, and loss. And flowing through its pages like a river, is the voice of a woman who stands outside time, whose name has been forgotten by history, but who has watched it all unfold: Birdie Bell, the clockmaker's daughter .
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2018
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451649390
Branch Call Number: MOR
Characteristics: 485 p. ;,24 cm


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Sep 02, 2019

Very  book. In and out time lines, too many people, confusing. I enjoyed the last of the book, but not the first of it.

Aug 19, 2019

After only reading a couple chapters, I found the Clockmaker's Daughter had a very similar vibe to The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter, which happens to be one of my LEAST favorite books of all time. Too many characters, back and forth timelines, and just barely grasping at a "mystery." Turns out the ghost haunting the house actually died...IN THE HOUSE!?! Shocking.

Jul 13, 2019

This is a very complex story and you need to be able to concentrate on it while reading. I wasn't at a point where I could do that very well, so I might read it again at a time when life is more calm. I liked this book very much but found it difficult to keep up with all the different story lines and characters as they intertwined.

Jun 12, 2019

I really enjoyed this book. It is complicated as it changes time and point of view multiple times through the story, so you need to be on your toes. Interesting premise.

Jun 03, 2019

I got to Chapter 3, at 12:45 am, page 61 and I just couldn’t do it anymore. The jacket made it sound a lot more interesting but frankly, I had a hard time getting into it. I give up. Maybe some time in the distant future.

May 29, 2019

The story wa s way too long and convoluted. The narrative became tedious with an unsatisfactory ending. Th e author is as good writer, this was too dense a book.

May 24, 2019

Strange writing, couldn’t get me interested.

Apr 18, 2019

Very disappointed in this book.
First book ever that I couldn't wait to get over with it.

Apr 16, 2019

i just couldnt get into it ... not engrossing as i thought

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