by Jessie Burton
Editor: Pan MacMillan
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THE NUMBER A SUNDAY TIMES best-seller, There is nothing hidden that will not be revealedone autumn day, in 1686, at the age of eighteen, Nella Oortman knocked on the door of a large house in Amsterdam’s richest quarter.She travelled the country to start a new life, like the wife of the famous merchant trader Johannes Brandt, but instead she is satisfied with her sharp language sister, Marin.Only later do Johannes Johannes appear and present his with an extraordinary wedding gift: a medium-sized cabinet replica of their home.It must be provided by an elusive miniaturist, whose small creations mirror their real equivalents, in an unexpected way.Nella is at first mystified by the closed world of the household Brandt, but as she discovers her secrets, she realizes the escalation of the dangers that await them.The miniaturist holds their destiny in his handsAnd will she be the key to their salvation or the architect of their downfall?Beautiful, intoxicating and filled with suspense beating heart, beautiful Jessie Burton’s magnificent first novel, The Miniaturist is a story of love and obsession, betrayal and revenge, appearance and truth
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