the miniaturist // book review

Knifty Little Thing

Title: The Miniaturist
Author: Jessie Burton
Pages: 400
My rating: 3/5Image result for the miniaturist cover

Synopsis: When 18-year-old Nella arrives at her new husband’s home in 1686, she imagines a wonderful life as the wife of a wealthy merchant and hopefully mother to children.
However, much to her dismay, her new household is not at all welcoming. Her sister-in-law, Marin, is cold and critical, and her husband is distant and none too keen to give her attention. What he gives her instead is a miniature version of their house. To furnish her cabinet, Nella enlists the help of a miniaturist, who seems to know more about her future than Nella does herself. The miniaturist sends puzzling pieces, which come to be true in startling ways. When her husband gets into a world of trouble, Nella searches for more clues of what is to come and struggles to understand the person behind her miniature objects…

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