Virtual Book Discussion: The Clockmaker's Daughter

The Clockmaker’s Daughter is the story of a mysterious murder and a passionate love affair. Their shadows are cast across generations. It was first set in England during the 1860s and continues until the present day. It began in the summer of 1862. There was a group of young artists who were led by the talented and equally passionate Edward Radcliffe. Radcliffe descended upon Birchwood Manor. Their common plan was to spend one month in summer secluded in a haze of creativity and inspiration. However, before the time their stay was over, a woman was shot dead while another has vanished. A very valuable heirloom is missing. Suddenly, Edward Radcliffe's life was in ruins. Fast forward a hundred and fifty years later, a young archivist in London named Elodie Winslow uncovered a leather satchel. Inside it, she found an artist's sketchbook and an old photograph of a beautiful woman in Victorian clothing. Told through different voices across time, Kate Morton’s The Clockmaker's Daughter is a story of love, art, murder, thievery, mystery, and loss.