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Looking ahead: new book by Kate Morton



I’ve just finished The Clockmaker's Daughter, after galloping through it in about two days, and am marvelling at the complexity of the plotting. Layer upon layer of stories about people from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day, all linked by a connection with a magical house, Birchwood Manor and a priceless jewel, the Radcliffe Stone. At the heart of the book is a heart-breaking tragedy which influences the lives of all the other characters. The reader is left guessing for a long while before that particular secret is revealed; I’m only sorry I did guess it. The many characters remain with you: all so different and all interesting and sympathetic. This is the perfect long read and I think it’s Kate Morton’s best yet.

If you like a long book with a lot in it and can tolerate the supernatural, this is for you. Don’t be put off if, like me, you’re tired of novels with ‘wife’ or ‘daughter’ in the title. It’s a pity it’s not out until September as it’s just right for long, hot days. I read it thanks to NetGalley.
Tags: kate morton, netgalley
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