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 shadows across generations, set in England from the 1860's until the present day"--
Publisher: New York, NY :, Atria Books,, 2018.
Edition: First Atria books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781451649390
1451649398
Branch Call Number: FICTION Morton Kate 10/2018
Characteristics: 485 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm

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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 unf... Read More »


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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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Bookworm2228
Apr 04, 2019

3 stars. I love Kate Mortons' books and really looked forward to reading this one, but found it a really tough slog to get through it. I really wanted to love this book but I found it very confusing. Too many characters, too difficult to figure out who was speaking at different times, too convoluted. I read it right to the end and still don't know who shot Edward's fiancee or why...did I miss something somewhere? There were chapters that were lovely and lyrical and I'd think that I was getting a grasp on what was going on and then I'd turn the page and it was like I was reading a different book by a different author. I gave this book 3 stars because I love the author and because of the chapters that I enjoyed. I wish I could have given a better review.

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