Young Archivist Elodie Winslow has stumbled upon a satchel containing a photograph of a bewitching young Victorian woman, and a drawing of a gabled house that looks shockingly familiar to her. Her mother, who died tragically in a car accident many years prior, used to tell her a fairy tale which centered around a house that bears an uncanny resemblance to the drawing. In fact, Elodie is certain that the house is the SAME house that her mother detailed to her in her story. She sets out to find out the truth about the Artist and how the house connects to her own mother.
A century and a half earlier, a group of artists shared a house on the river, and one fateful weekend there is a tragic death, a disappearance, and a priceless missing family heirloom. The police wrap up the story in a tidy little box, but those who were the most intimately involved were never satisfied with the conclusions drawn. The mystery was never solved.
The Clockmaker’s Daughter, by Kate Morton, is another example of her detailed and rich story creations. The author has intrigued readers with The Distant Hours, The Forgotten Garden, The House at Riverton, The Secret Keeper, and The Lake House. Readers who love Kate Morton will not be disappointed in her latest work. If you haven’t read Kate Morton, her novels are epic and drawn out, rich in secrets and intrigue. She is not a quick beach read, but a commitment and a long journey you never regret.