Welcome to the first-edition of Review Wednesday on my blog! I’m excited to share with you a book I read last month that is still resonating with me: The Clockmaker’s Daughter, by Kate Morton.
I found The Clockmaker’s Daughter during one my strolls through our local book store. I go roughly once a week to browse and breathe books. It’s a ritual for me as restorative as a day spent in nature, or a hot mineral pool, with the added benefit of offering me a multitude of new worlds to explore, and different authors to try. I’m really glad I decided to give this book and author a try…
Brief synopsis: Elodie Winslow is a present-day archivist on the brink of marrying her fiancé. But when she takes on the challenge of sourcing and authenticating a particular artifact, she’s drawn into a generations’ old murder mystery, and discovers a link to her past that irrevocably changes her, and her future.
The Clockmaker’s Daughter is as much murder-mystery as romance and weaves through past and present via multiple narrators–of which Elodie is one of the primary–with the fluidity of alpine streams winding their way down a mountainside to flow into, and form, one mighty river. The story peels away in layers, while simultaneously building in depth and breadth; a present-day’s search for love and meaning that whittles away at generations of silence, secrets, and conspiracy, to expose love—and life—lived and lost, gained and found; true love as enduring as history sculpted through time.
I found The Clockmaker’s Daughter delightful in its complexity, brilliant in its execution. 5-stars.
I go at what I am about as if there was nothing else in the world for the time being.Charles Lingsley
Kate Morton was born and raised in Australia, and studied theater and drama in London, before completing a masters in English Literature. She’s now a bestselling author. Learn more about her at: https://www.katemorton.com/