An old house, an old sketch book, an old murder, an old photograph, and a lot of mysteries. Who doesn’t love all of those?
THE CLOCKMAKER’S DAUGHTER has it all.
THE CLOCKMAKER’S DAUGHTER goes back and forth in time looking for clues to connect Elodie’s present-day questions and findings to the time when her mother was alive and how a country manor and other mysteries seem to have a connection to her mother. She KNOWS there is some connection with everything she finds circling around Birchwood Manor.
Ms. Morton definitely makes you “work” for the clues. Her writing is beautiful as always, but the story line was difficult to follow.
Each chapter began without the identification of the person talking so the reader has to figure out who has appeared on the scene now.
I always enjoy Ms. Morton's books because of the gothic atmosphere and marvelous connection between the characters and the story line, but THE CLOCKMAKER'S DAUGHTER had me confused most of the time. Finding the connections was similar to solving a difficult math problem.
Once the chapter got started and you became interested in the story line, it was over and another thought and character appeared.
I can't say I didn't like the book. THE CLOCKMAKER’S DAUGHTER had a skillfully constructed story line, but it wasn't an easy read.
Once you were connected, though, it all started to come together in her marvelous Kate Morton style with a brilliant ending.
I LOVE her books, her beautiful writing, and her involved story lines so I kept reading because I wanted to find out how it all fit together and what the ending would reveal. The revelations were marvelous as always.
Anyone who loves Kate Morton, who likes to unravel a book's story line, and who can wait until it all comes together will not want to miss reading THE CLOCKMAKER'S DAUGHTER. 4/5
This book was given to me as an ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.