I found the book The Miniaturist on my vacation to Cape Cod this year. I walked into this cute bookstore mostly because it was adorable, I wasn't looking to buy anything. But when I came across this book, I knew I had to have it. I got hooked by the cover, by the text in the back and obviously by the subject. But I wasn't expecting to love it this much. In just a few pages I knew this book was going to be good. And now that I finished it's probably in my top 5 favorite books of all times. That is not something I say lightly. I loved the characters, the way it's written, the details, the mystery... and that it takes place in Amsterdam in the seventeenth century. If you are looking for a new suspense/romance book, this is it.