Finished: Nov. 16, 2007
Reason for Reading: I've read a lot of reviews that said this was an amazing book so I had to read it, plus I love Victorian literature.
First Published: 2002
Genre: historical fiction,
My name, in those days, was Susan Trinder.
Comments: Set in the Victorian slums of London, and subsequently the English countryside, this is a tale of twists and turns that make the heart patter. I won't go into any details on the plot as I think it would be very hard not to give any spoilers. This is, simply put, a brilliant book. The story oozes with atmosphere. It is an incredibly Dickensian tale with characters that are eccentric and deliciously evil. It turns out I had already seen the BBC dramatization so I knew some of the secrets but still I found myself reeling in amazement with each twist and turn the author dares to throw at the reader. Sarah Waters most certainly is a gutsy and brilliant storyteller. I want to run out and read every book she's written. Most definitely and highly recommended!