Okay this book turned out to be such a dud so don't waist your time my dear readers with this book the miniaturist . I absouloutly hated some of the charecters and this book could have been so much better than it was and I certainly will never read another one of this authors books . Im sorry if this seems bold to other but I could have taken this book and made it so much better and it made me so angry that I invested that much time into a book that I lost interest in and was so poorly written . im angry with this book and that is about all I have to say . thanks readers .