By Kate Morton
Rating 5/5 Stairs
I have had the best luck with books this year. The Clockmaker’s Daughter turned out to be so, so good. I’m going to keep this review short and sweet so I don’t give anything away. Here’s how it starts:
We came to Birchwood Manor because Edward said that it was haunted. It wasn’t, not then, but it’s a dull man who lets truth stand in the way of a good story, and Edward was never that.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with this one. There are so many different elements that pull together to make The Clockmaker’s Daughter a fantastic read.
- Different points of view from different times.
- A ghost story.
- A long-forgotten mystery.
Ms. Morton helps us travel back and forth through time, and each character we meet has their own story to tell. While independent on the surface, they all intertwine together. The house becomes their common bond.
I liked the ending – as a reader, everything came together and was resolved in the end. But for the characters we were following…none of them had the complete story.
I can’t recommend this book enough. The writing is beautiful, and the characters and mystery are intriguing. One of my favorite 2018 reads.
Many thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book.