On to my third book of the year. The prompt is a Dual Timeline, and originally, I wanted to use Stephen King’s “11/22/63,” but it fits better as a prompt for later on. “The Clockmaker’s Daughter” by Kate Morton entered my “want to read” list sometime last year when it was recommended to me by a friend on Facebook. She loves Kate Morton.
A dual timeline means that the story does not follow a start-to-finish pattern, but it is not necessarily flashbacks either. This book is like a puzzle of sorts, jumping from the present time to another era with another narrator. Each jump in time was another piece of a big puzzle that various different characters held pieces of.
Ultimately, I liked the story but did not love it. It was way too long, and many times the pieces were being retold by different characters and dates. Would I give Kate Morton another shot? Probably not. This was the one story that looked promising for the type of book I would enjoy, but it failed to keep me wanting to turn the page. I turned the pages out of necessity to finish the book.
STARTED: January 6, 2021
FINISHED: January 11, 2021