According to the BBC, Burton wrote this novel over the course of four years. Picador published the United Kingdom edition in July 2014 and Ecco, a HarperCollins imprint, released the United States edition in August 2014.
Here’s more from RadioTimes: “Burton’s book is set in 1686 and begins with eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman beginning a new life as the wife of wealthy Amsterdam merchant, Johannes Brandt. But instead of Johannes, she’s met by his cold sister Marin and quickly realises that nothing is quite right in the Brandt household. When Johannes finally appears he presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a doll’s house replica of their home which is to be furnished by an elusive Miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror what is happening within the house in unexpected ways and seem to be predicting and unravelling the future with eery accuracy.” (via the Picador blog post)