By Jessie Burton
Epub ISBN: 9780062306838
Set in 17th century Amsterdam-a urban governed by way of glittering wealth and oppressive religion-a masterful debut steeped in surroundings and shimmering with secret, within the culture of Emma Donoghue, Sarah Waters, and Sarah Dunant.
"There is not anything hidden that won't be revealed…"
On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to start a brand new lifestyles because the spouse of illustrious service provider dealer Johannes Brandt. yet her new domestic, whereas splendorous, isn't really welcoming. Johannes is variety but far away, continuously locked in his learn or at his warehouse office-leaving Nella on my own together with his sister, the sharp-tongued and forbidding Marin.
But Nella's international alterations while Johannes provides her with a rare marriage ceremony present: a cabinet-sized reproduction in their domestic. To provide her reward, Nella engages the providers of a miniaturist-an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations reflect their real-life opposite numbers in eerie and unforeseen methods . . .
Johannes' reward is helping Nella to pierce the closed international of the Brandt loved ones. yet as she uncovers its strange secrets and techniques, she starts off to understand-and fear-the escalating hazards that anticipate all of them. during this repressively pious society the place gold is worshipped moment basically to God, to be assorted is a probability to the ethical cloth of society, and never even a guy as wealthy as Johannes is secure. just one individual turns out to work out the destiny that awaits them. Is the miniaturist the foremost to their salvation . . . or the architect in their destruction?
Enchanting, attractive, and exquisitely suspenseful, The Miniaturist is an impressive tale of affection and obsession, betrayal and retribution, visual appeal and fact.