The Clockwork Girl

The captivating and hotly-anticipated mystery you won’t want to miss in 2022!

You must sign in to see if this title is available for request.
Pub Date 3 Mar 2022 | Archive Date 3 Mar 2022

Talking about this book? Use #TheClockworkGirl #NetGalley. More hashtag tips!


Description

'Evocative, chilling, compelling' TAMMY COHEN
'Breathtakingly good' ABIR MUKHERJEE
'Kept me guessing until the end. An absolute masterpiece' JENNIFER SAINT
'A deliciously dark historical novel of thrilling originality' ESSIE FOX

Paris, 1750.

In the midst of an icy winter, as birds fall frozen from the sky, chambermaid Madeleine Chastel arrives at the home of the city's celebrated clockmaker and his clever, unworldly daughter.

Madeleine is hiding a dark past, and a dangerous purpose: to discover the truth of the clockmaker's experiments and record his every move, in exchange for her own chance of freedom.

For as children quietly vanish from the Parisian streets, rumours are swirling that the clockmaker's intricate mechanical creations, bejewelled birds and silver spiders, are more than they seem.

And soon Madeleine fears that she has stumbled upon an even greater conspiracy. One which might reach to the very heart of Versailles...

A intoxicating story of obsession, illusion and the price of freedom.

'Evocative, chilling, compelling' TAMMY COHEN
'Breathtakingly good' ABIR MUKHERJEE
'Kept me guessing until the end. An absolute masterpiece' JENNIFER SAINT
'A deliciously dark historical novel of...


Available Editions

EDITION Other Format
ISBN 9781398703780
PRICE £14.99 (GBP)

Available on NetGalley

NetGalley Shelf App (PDF)
Send To Kindle (PDF)
Download (PDF)

Average rating from 22 members


Featured Reviews

This novel is fantastic. It captures the period really well, and there seem to be relatively few novels of Louis fifteenth's time, compared to novels about the Sun King. I can't recommend it highly enough, I enjoyed the characters, they were very well drawn and believable.

Was this review helpful?

Readers who liked this book also liked: