#115. Fingersmith

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

Pages: 548
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,
Rating: 5/5

First Sentence:

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!


  1. I hope to read this one one day. I've heard great things about the author and this book. I am glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Yes, very much. And I urge you, and anyone else, to move it up your tbr list. This is one of the best!

  3. I definitely want to read this book someday. I just haven't had the time.

  4. I loved this book, the twist was such a shock!
    Nice review

  5. I did pick it up and I really loved it. Very twisty! I'd even cheated a bit (because she kept teasing me) but I'll definitely be reading more of her books.

  6. Me too! I've been holding back from reading another yet. She's only written a handful of books so far and I don't want to read them all too soon!


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