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Het huis aan de Gouden bocht/The Miniaturist by Jesse Burton

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Het Huis aan de Gouden Bocht

Nella verhuisd naar Amsterdam als de vrouw van een rijke zakenman. Daar woont zij samen met Johannes Brandt, diens zus Marin en de dienstbodes Otto en Cornelia. Nella, 18 jaar en gescheiden van haar familie voelt zich alleen. Johannes koopt voor haar als trouwcadeau een groot poppenhuis van hun eigen huis aan de gracht. Om het huis te vullen met spullen huurt ze een miniaturist in, een ambachtsman die haar leven in een heel ander daglicht zet.
Dit is een mysterieus verhaal en speelt zich af in 1660 in Amsterdam. Dit is een hele andere genre dan ik normaal lees. En Burton heeft zo’n fijne schrijfstijl, ik las eerder deze maand De Muze en ik kan niet wachten tot er nog meer boeken van Burton gepubliceerd worden!
Als je van een historisch en mysterieus verhaal houdt zou je echt dit boek moeten lezen! Het heeft een doorlopende spanning en het leest erg fijn.
Ik geef dit boek vier sterren.

The Miniaturist
Nella moves to Amsterdam to be the wife of the wealthy merchant Johannes Brandt. She will live there with Johannes Brandt’s sister Marin, and their staff Otto and Cornelia. Nella feels alone in the big house and Johannes wants to make her feel welcome and buys her a miniature version of her house. To fill the house she hires a miniaturist, but then things are starting to happen and Nella doesn’t know what to do.
This story is mysterious and I love that Jessie Burton knows more streets in Amsterdam than I do, and I go there for shopping…This is so different than the books I normally read but I loved it! Burtons writing style is very nice and she has me so pumped up after reading first The Muse and now this book. And I can’t wait for the next book to be published, because I will buy that one!
If you like a mysterious story with a historical touch, you should definitely read this one! I like that this book is set in Amsterdam, and it for the first time, for me, that a book is set in 16th century. 
I gave this book four stars and you should really give it a go!


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