1686, Amsterdam. Nella Oortman arrives at her husband’s doorstep only to step into a bizarre household of tension and secrets. Her handsome, successful husband Johannes does not come to her at night, and his sister Marin seems determined to make her life miserable. But it’s the mystery of her wedding present: the dolls house replica of the house the tiny dolls and furniture that begin to arrive from an elusive Miniaturist that seem to foretell the future that Nella is determined to decipher.
There was a lot of hype about this book. And I really wanted to read it for ages, and a lot of it was great. I loved the setting: I’ve never read anything set in Amsterdam in that time, and was fascinated to find out just what was going on. The various plot lines were fascinating and compelling – for the most part.