The Clockmaker's Daughter

The Clockmaker's Daughter

A rich, spellbinding new novel from the author of The Lake House—the story of a love affair and a mysterious murder that cast their shadow across generations, set in England from the 1860's until the present day.

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 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.

Title:The Clockmaker's Daughter
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781451649390
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About Kate Morton

KATE MORTON was born in South Australia, grew up in the mountains of south-east Queensland and now lives with her family in London and Australia. She has degrees in dramatic art and English literature, and harboured dreams of joining the Royal Shakespeare Company until she realised that it was words she loved more than performing. Kate still feels a pang of longing each time she goes to the theatr


    The Clockmaker's Daughter Reviews

  • Melisa

    You know you’re a baller when your name is bigger than the title🙌🤗- - - - - - - - -When the queen writes it, you read it.Kate Morton is my number one favorite author - I have read every one of...

  • Diane S ?

    Find your favorite reading spot, grab your beverage of choice, (actually this would be the perfect book to read in front of a fireplace, wrapped in a quilt, watching the snow or rain fall, but I didn'...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    4.5 sublime stars to The Clockmaker’s Daughter! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟.5Told in dual storylines, the first is set in 1862. Edward Radcliffe, an esteemed artist, organizes a group of other young artists...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister

    4.5 StarsCaptivating, mysterious and spellbinding!KATE MORTON once again put me under her spell with her fabulous new novel THE CLOCKMAKER’S DAUGHTER. The setting was just as bewitching as the story...

  • Paromjit

    Kate Morton writes a beautiful piece of epic interconnected historical fiction, with a strong fantastical element, through the ages, with the focus on the rambling Birchwood Manor by the Thames. In 18...

  • Holly  B

    A romantic love story, a mystery and a murder Birchwood Manor is located near the Thames and it is at the center of this story and it also holds the truth about what happened one summer in 1862. The ...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    Well, I guess you can tell from my rating that this wasn’t my favorite book by Morton, but it wasn’t bad. Maybe my expectations were simply not in the right place, but I had a difficult time follo...

  • Berit???

    A beautifully told story about a house, a love, and a ghost.... This is my third Kate Morton book and just as her previous books were this book was a slow burn... some books are a quick little getawa...

  • Brenda - Traveling Sister

    Traveling Sisters Group ReadThis was my first book by Kate Morton and I really didn’t know what to expect from one of her books. I went into this one with a few other books on the go and I found out...

  • Tammy

    The discovery of an old photograph kicks off this account about the inhabitants of a manor house which eventually contains a mannerly prescence. An archivist, archeologist, painter and pick pocket are...