In Mitch Albom's newest work of fiction, the inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.
The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins: I highly recommend this large tome. It's worth your time. I love a mystery that I am unable to unravel until the author allows. And this kept me rapt until the last.