The Dark Unwinding

Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Dark Unwinding
In 1852, when seventeen-year-old Katharine is sent to her family's estate to prove that her uncle is insane, she finds he is an inventor whose work creating ingenious clockwork figures supports hundreds of families, but strange occurences soon have her doubting her own sanity.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780545327862
Branch Call Number: FIC C
Characteristics: 318 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


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Feb 20, 2015

The main character sent to a town to prove her uncle is insane, and is troubled by a choice; whether to try lie and try to protect a town, or to tell her employer that her employers that her uncle is insane, which he is and if she does so, she will keep her job, and her employer would get all of her uncles money, however, her uncles money is being used to maintain a town, with her uncle as a sort of unofficial mayor. The protagonist is discontent with her life with her employer she is tempted to try to build a life for herself in the town.

Jul 16, 2014

The book started off somewhat slowly and perhaps melodramatically but it really picks up later on in ways you'd never have guessed. Spying, intrigue, lots of plot twists, all that good stuff. There's also a fair amount about clockwork-type mechanics (during the industrial revolution), which was interesting as well. Similar books: A Spy in the House (Mary Quinn Mysteries #1) by Y.S. Lee and Secret Letters by Leah Scheier.

Jul 03, 2014
  • maaike_willem rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed The Dark Unwinding. It wasn't incredibly fast paced, but it had an interesting story line that kept me interested. I loved all of the characters and I thought the book was well written. I usually don't read books in the gothic tale genre, but I'll definitely be picking up the sequel to this one!

Jun 04, 2014
  • alaskaruby rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Loved the mystery with a dash of romance!

Mar 10, 2014
  • dprodrig rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is a very sweet touching story, when it all comes down to it. Yes, there are improbabilities, but the unfolding had my full attention.

Dec 30, 2013
  • Indigo_Cobra_8 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Don't let the slow beginning discourage you! Fairly nice writing, likable characters, solid plot.

May 15, 2013
  • tocch101 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A captivating read with many details scattered in to show the way towards the finale. Some parts were easy to predict, but the growth and attitudes of the characters were well done.

Apr 07, 2013
  • ACatNamedTofu rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Nicely twisting.

Oct 20, 2012
  • lindiwood rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This was a fun mystery with a touch of romance, but you don't want to look too closely or you'll spot the plot holes.


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Cameron, Sharon, 1970-
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