Author(s): Kate Morton
A love affair and a mysterious murder cast their shadows across generations in this multilayered and involving novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the "deliciously compelling" (Liane Moriarty) The Lake House.
My real name, no one remembers.
The truth about that summer, no one else knows.
In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. They plan to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay sis over, one woman is dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe's life is in ruins.
More than hundred and fifty years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items: a sepia photograph of an arresting-looking woman in Victorian clothing, and an artist's sketchbook containing the drawing of a twin-gabled house on the bend of a river.
Why does Birchwood Manor feel so familiar to Elodie? And who is the beautiful woman in the photograph? Will she ever give up her secrets?
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 unfold: Birdie Bell, the clockmaker's daughter.