The Chimes - Anna Smaill
Didn't manage to make it past the first third of this book and even that was something of a struggle. Perhaps the English teacher in me rebelled against the deliberate miswording ('mettle' instead of 'metal' and so on) and what felt like the pretentious use of musical terms thrown into both dialogue and description.

'Stick with it' say the other reviews. Nope, I have plenty of other books to read that I don't have to do that if I don't want to, and there was nothing in this book to make me want to.