The Clockmaker's Daughter

The Clockmaker's Daughter

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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 shadows across generations, set in England from the 1860's until the present day"-- Provided by publisher.
Told by multiple voices across time, The Clockmakers 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 clockmakers daughter.
Publisher: New York, NY : Atria Books, 2018
Edition: First Atria books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781451649390
1451649398
9781451649413
Branch Call Number: FICTION MORTO...K
Characteristics: 485 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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MelyssaLynnKoopman
Aug 19, 2019

*SPOILERS*
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.

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lhuigens
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.

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cpernisie
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.

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pinky0203
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.

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Bmonson1951
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.

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matcat44
May 24, 2019

Strange writing, couldn’t get me interested.

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Dearone011970
Apr 18, 2019

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

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jiggyq
Apr 16, 2019

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

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Llaureys66
Apr 11, 2019

This was a terrific ghost story. I don't usually read novels about the paranormal but this was very well done. It reminded me of Lovely Bones a bit. It also has suspense and mystery. It's a bit complicated in its multigenerational plot line but well worth reading.

mazinwhistler Apr 04, 2019

Kate Morton is a fabulous writer - her most recent novel re-establishes this once more. This books is a page turner taking you into another world with twists and turns, drawing you into her fabulous characters and keeping you guessing until the very end! A very worthwhile read!

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