ARC Book Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton
ashley | You guys… when I discovered that Kate Morton finally write a new book, I did everything I could to get my hands on an advance copy. I’m talking desperate please and calling in favours. So a huge thanks to Simon and Schuster Canada for sending me and advanced copy of The Clockmaker’s Daughter, I was able to read it while sitting quietly on a dock over the summer and it was everything I had hoped for.
Told in her usual fashion, this story stretches across many different eras and characters, who in the end all nicely intertwine to create another heartfelt story about love and loss. The narrators shift, giving unique personal insights to the different characters over the years and allow the secrets to unravel in a slow and intriguing way.
Be warned, there are moments where it seems like the story goes off in a huge, unconnected tangent about new people who can’t possibly have anything to do with anything. This threw me at first, but when things start to come together, it all makes sense, of course, and I got that feeling of excitement as the pieces clicked into place, making me feel silly for ever questioning whether Morton lost her touch.
I liked the characters a lot in this, as broad as they were. I really enjoyed the artists group that created the core story, and there were a number of smaller characters that didn’t have a ton to do with the overall story, but were a nice addition and as interesting and colourful as anyone else.
I am biased though, I would have loved this no matter what. There were times that this seemed a lot like some previous books, but I loved those books too so why mess with a good thing, right? If you’re as big a fan as I am, this won’t disappoint. Oh how it feels so great to have another Morton book on my shelf!
today! october 9, 2018