Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I’m waiting on: The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton
Expected Release Date: September 20, 2018
From the bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper, Kate Morton brings us her dazzling sixth novel, The Clockmaker’s Daughter.
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. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins.
Over one 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 a 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.
I recently shared my excitement for this release as part of my Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early post, but thought I’d mention it again now that the covers have been revealed. How stunning are both of these editions?! I can’t decide which cover I prefer, but I cannot wait to add one of them to my bookshelves.
Kate Morton is one of my favorite contemporary authors, and I am practically counting the days until I can escape into her sixth novel. The Clockmaker’s Daughter sounds tailor made to my interests too, with its Victorian manor house setting and its focus on art and artists. I wish it had a summer release date, but I’m sure it will be worth the wait until September.
Are you as excited for this one as I am? Which cover is your favorite?
What book(s) are you waiting on this week?