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Review of The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton

ICYMI: Morton offers a strong historical fiction mystery, with assumed identities, dual timelines, twists and turns, and a richly wrought setting.

In 1862, a group of artists arrive at Birchwood Manor to relax and allow inspiration to strike, but odd tragedy and destruction unfold instead. A hundred and fifty years later, a young archivist, Elodie Winslow, is drawn to the mystery. She's determined not to stop until she finds out what really happened that summer.

This one took a little page time to start moving along for me, but I love Kate Morton’s writing and her rich detail. I’m glad the circumstances of what led to the mystery—yikes!—didn’t become plain until toward the end.

With dual storylines, multiple generations, assumed identities, otherworldly beings, wonderful chance (and life-changing) encounters, and a rich English countryside setting.

This was lovely.

I mentioned this book in the Greedy Reading List Six Historical Fiction Mysteries Sure to Intrigue You.

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Kate Morton is also the author of Homecoming, The Forgotten Garden, The Secret Keeper, The House at Riverton, The Distant Hours, and The Lake House.


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