Monday, July 17, 2023

REVIEW: Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

FingersmithFingersmith by Sarah Waters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It's 1860s London and life is hard in the Borough. So when a con man who goes by the moniker of Gentleman proposes a scheme to swindle a rich heiress out of her fortune, young thief Susan Tinder is happy to oblige, especially if it means it'll help her family. But all is not as it seems and inevitably things don't go as intended. I can't say too much without spoilers, but suffice to say, there were many twists and turns, and surprising plot twists, that kept me deeply engrossed in this engaging story.

This is the second book I read by Sarah Waters, the first being Tipping the Velvet and I enjoyed this one just as much as the first. The author really kept me on my toes with all her surprises and I appreciate that even when things weren't spelled out fully, and the reader was left to intuit certain things, it was eventually all spelled out in the end.. for those who may not have been paying close attention. A fantastic read, highly recommended!

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