15 The Miniaturist

15 The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

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Nella Oortman arrives at a grand house in Amsterdam as the 18 year old bride of illustrious trader Johannes Brandt. Her presence in the house is set to disturb the balance of power of its current chatelaine, Marin, Johannes’ elder irascible sister. When Nella is presented with a cabinet sized replica of her home as a wedding gift from her largely absent husband, she starts to uncover a set of household secrets which threaten to disturb the equilibrium of the house forever. Magical and atmospheric – a beautifully told debut.