Overview: The Clockmaker’s Daughter is so much more than your typical ghost story. Told by the perspective of multiple characters over several generations it primarily features the stories of two main female protagonists: Albertine “Birdie” Bell, a young woman who tragically loses her life in 19th century England and appears as a ghost throughout the book, and Elodie Winslow a young archivist in 2017 London who starts to uncover the mysterious story behind Birdie’s death. In between these 150 years we hear stories from other primary characters, that seem almost unrelated until their stories wind together in the finale of the book. Another key character throughout the novel is a house: Birchwood Manor, where Birdie’s spirit resides, and the other characters have some form of attachment to. Perfect for October, The Clockmaker’s Daughter has all the eery undertones of a ghost story, but it is also a mystery, a historical piece and a coming-of-age tale of several strong female characters.