The Clockmaker's Daughter

The Clockmaker's Daughter

A Novel

Book - 2018
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"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 : Atria Books, 2018
ISBN: 9781451649390
Characteristics: 485 p. ; 24 cm


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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.

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.

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.

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.

May 24, 2019

Strange writing, couldn’t get me interested.

Apr 18, 2019

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

Apr 16, 2019

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

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!

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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