The author of the acclaimed suspense novel The Forgerreturns to the dangerously rarified world of literary forgery in this tense sequel.
When a scream shatters the summer night outside their country house in the Hudson Valley, reformed literary forger Will and his wife Meghan find their daughter Maisie shaken and bloodied, holding a parcel her attacker demanded she present to her father. Inside is a literary rarity the likes of which few have ever handled, and a letter laying out impossible demands regarding its future.
After twenty years on the straight and narrow, Will finds himself ensnared in a plot to counterfeit the rarest book in American literature: Edgar Allan Poe’s Tamerlane, of which only a dozen copies are known to exist. Facing threats from his former nemesis Henry Slader, Will must rely on the artistic skills of his older daughter Nicole to help create a flawless forgery of this Holy Grail of American letters.Part mystery, part case study of the shadowy side of the book trade, and part homage to the writer who invented the detective tale, The Forger’s Daughter draws readers into the diabolically clever—and, for some, inescapable—world of literary forgery.
Will has been walking a clean line for quite a few years. But, he is reeled back into the forger arena by his enemy. He is asked to forge Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tamerlane. Will must rely on his daughter to help with this project. This is not what he ever planned to happen.
I had a hard time with this book. It sounds just like something I would absolutely love. But, the way it is written just did not work very well for me. The story is told in several points of view with no separation. This might be corrected on the final copy. But, half the time, when I realized which one was narrating a section, I would have to back up and figure out what was going on. There is a good bit of history in this and that is enjoyable but just a little confusing in some areas.
I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.