Kindle Price: $3.99

Save $8.00 (67%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

What the Clocks Know by [Haven, Rumer]
Kindle App Ad

What the Clocks Know Kindle Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$3.99

Featured Recent Releases
Browse the following literature & fiction recent releases to find your next great read.
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Editorial Reviews

Review

"It's not unusual to find a ghost story couched in the broader tale of a lifestyle change; but what brings What the Clocks Know to real spooky life is its ability to timeslip the protagonist between Victorian and modern London to enter different worlds that each serve as a microcosm of love, hate, and everything in between. . . . [A] powerful novel packed with eye-opening imagery and tales of spirits dead, alive, and evolving. . . . The entire production is a gripping read, highly recommended for ghost story enthusiasts, timeslip novel readers, and anyone who likes romance and powerful protagonists facing unexpected circumstances."―D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review (★★★★★)

"Rumer Haven presents a twisted paranormal story in her latest novel. . . . A unique approach to Haven's writing style is her use of red herrings. Taking advantage of her principal character's vulnerability, Haven keeps her audience often confused as they are trying to figure out if Margot is suffering from a mental condition, is really experiencing the paranormal, or both. By using this literary tool, Haven is able to not only produce a consistent narrative flow, but also provide a flurry of unexpected character scenes up to and including the story's close. What the Clocks Know offers paranormal enthusiasts a refreshingly gripping yet keenly deceptive read."Red City Review (★★★★★)

"Traveling between Victorian and 21st century London, this is a thoughtful and well plotted suspense/ghost story"―Rosemary S, Librarian, NetGalley (★★★★)

"[A]n exceptional ghost story. . . . The characters were dynamic andhelped to make the story believable. . . . Overall, this was aninteresting and unique book that would sate any paranormal fan."―The Book Maven

Product Details

  • File Size: 739 KB
  • Print Length: 243 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Crooked Cat Publishing (March 18, 2016)
  • Publication Date: March 18, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01C8PQHAQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #425,897 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
At loose ends in the middle of her twenty-something life, Margot goes for broke…. jettisoning her American boyfriend and quitting her American job as she seeks a temporary safe haven in the London flat of an old friend (and intriguing male mentor).

Alas for Margot, she soon realizes there’s no ‘nurturing safety’ that she was hoping to find in London—only more questions. And very unsettling questions at that. Margot is starting to feel as if she’s living somebody else’s life…. a woman who is somehow connected to her from long-ago Victorian London. Is this woman a ghost? An illusion? Or somehow connected—via time and space—to Margot’s very soul?

In the face of these mysteries, Margot turns snappish, and then protesting, then very frightened. She starts questioning just about everything about her life (….including the fact that maybe it’s no longer really ‘her’ life at all? Maybe her spirit is indeed melding with and subsuming into that of Charlotte Pidgeon, the mysterious, long-dead Victorian.)

Which girlfriend, which counselor, which mentor, and which lover can truly be ‘trusted to be what they’re purported to be’ in Margot’s life? Is Margot gradually sliding into madness or… something more insidious—and much worse?

Neither the reader nor Margot can be truly sure what is really happening until the very end of the book.

The story shimmers from Past to Present, from Today to the Victorian era and back again, as all Time and Possibilities blend into an all-encompassing Eternal Now.

This is great book to curl up with on a bright and sunny day…but I warn you… don’t try reading it in the middle of the night. It’ll keep you up with thoughts best visited only in broad daylight.
Read more ›
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
The cover and title do an excellent job of conveying the emotion and mystery of this novel. I love it when a story can pull me into a character's world and make me feel exactly what the characters are feeling, and that's what happened here. I was as confused as Margot was about what in the hell was happening to her, and as the pieces came together I was completely drawn in. As thought provoking as it is entertaining.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
After the recent emotional break up with her boyfriend, Margot needs a break. She decides to trade in her familiar life in Chicago for a summer in unfamiliar London. Margot hopes that her time away from home will help her clear her mind and get her life back in order. What she never expected was to feel more confused and lost than ever before. As soon as she arrives at Rand’s place, her colleague’s apartment in an old Victorian building, her life slowly starts to spin out of control. She sees and feels things she can’t explain then at some point an unknown force compels her to visit the grave of a woman named Charlotte at a local cemetery.

Margot begins to think that she may be possessed and that her feelings of despair and depression are not her own but somehow connected to Charlotte. In order to save herself she must discover what happened to Charlotte in the past.

This is a haunting story and a little bit dark. The characters were well described so that you can feel their confusion and despair. The writing is good but I found the story difficult to follow. At times it was hard to understand what was happening as the story kept switching between timelines and characters. This made it confusing. I understand this may have been the author’s intention but ultimately it was distracting, making it hard to really get involved in the book.

I really enjoyed the author’s previous book “Seven for a Secret” which has a bit of a paranormal element and is a lighter story overall. This book, however, is a lot darker and focuses mainly on the paranormal. Therefore fans of paranormal or haunted ghost stories may enjoy it.

Review copy provided through Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I really don't know where to begin with this beautiful story. The author's prose is perfect, pulling you from modern day London to 19th century London seamlessly. Every time I thought I had the plot figured out, it shifted just off center. The characters were well written, multi-dimensional and the setting of this incredible story is so well written, you can see the rooms/area as if watching a film. If you love romance, women's lit, suspense and paranormal elements in your stories, you will love this book. I loved the author's first book. This one moves her to my "must buy" list.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Similar to Rumer's debut novel, What the Clocks Know features two time periods. In this book, the reader is submerged into both the 19th Century and the present day. Moving back and forth between contemporary times and the distant past can be a tricky task for an author, but this is one of Rumer's real strengths. She is able to provide a distinctive voice to each era, allowing the characters to act and react appropriately to the circumstances of the world in which they reside.

Just in case you find the prospect of immersing yourself in 19th Century Victorian London a daunting prospect, let me offer a reassurance. Although the setting and characters of this time play an important role in the novel, the majority of the story takes place in modern day London.

The novel primarily follows a young American woman named Margot as she navigates through that time of life referred to as the quarter-life crisis. Margot is experiencing a severe bout of restlessness, frustrated by a lack of direction and commitment in both her career and her relationship with her long-distance boyfriend.

Eager to make a fresh start, she ends her romance and seizes the opportunity to study in London. She moves in with Rand, a Brit and former work colleague of hers from Chicago. The chemistry between the two flatmates is evident from the moment he picks her up at the airport.

****
Margot dropped her eyes and bit her lip with a nervous giggle as she gripped her suitcase handle tighter. Her steps faltered, but on locking eyes on Rand’s again, she felt a chord in her stomach pull her toward him as fast as those suitcase wheels would roll.

“’Allo, guvna!”

“Greetings and salutations, miss,” he said with a graceful bow. Rand had always been a gentleman.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

What the Clocks Know
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: What the Clocks Know

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?