The Taxidermist's Daughter is a complex, mysterious and an utterly compelling read. It is a gothic, psychological thriller that is set in Sussex in 1900's when suspicion, obedience, respectability and duty were the norm. The main character 'Connie' and her father lead a lonely life in Blackthorn House. Her father, the taxidermist is a strange man, prone to drink. Connie has mastered his art and continues to stuff birds and animals to earn money since his demise 10 years prior, which ruin his reputation and ambition. Connie had an accident at this time too, causing complete amnesia and this combined with the recent murder of a young woman are intricately interwoven, producing a story that is both stunning and surprising with macabre turns. One aspect of the story details short quotes from a 'Taxidermy Reference' includes how fastidious and delicate this process is.
Entire lives are stripped back to that one night 10 years ago.
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