Well, it’s a mess! This book is clearly supposed to be a slowly unfolding mystery (so hard to review without spoilers!). But really it’s just convoluted and nonsensical. To give a plot overview without spoilers I’ll refer to the blurb.
It’s set in early 1880’s London, with some flashbacks to Japan, although the Japanese characters speak excellent English, and those sections lacked authenticity to me. Our protagonist Thaniel Steepleton works in the, rather boring, telegraphy department at the Home Office. He returns to his tiny flat one day to find a gold pocketwatch on his pillow. Continue reading “The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley- Book Review”