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Raised by a loving family of thieves, orphan Sue Trinder is sheltered from the worst of the Victorian underworld until it becomes her turn to make the clan's fortune. She must help a professional rogue named Gentleman marry an heiress and then steal the girl's inheritance by declaring her insane. Sue wants to please everyone, but as she's confronted with the seemingly helpless victim, Maud, she begins to have her doubts.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 132.08 x 203.2 x 35.56mm | 340.19g
  • Riverhead Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1573229725
  • 9781573229722
  • 52,166

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Deliciously brazen a smart and seductive enchantment. "Los Angeles Times" Oliver Twist with a twist Waters spins an absorbing tale that withholds as much as it discloses. A pulsating story. "The New York Times Book Review" Astonishing narrative twists. "Newsday" Superb storytelling. "Fingersmith "is gripping; so suspenseful and twisting is the plot that for the last 250 pages, I read at breakneck speed. "USA Today" A deftly plotted thriller absorbing and elegant. "Entertainment Weekly" A marvelous pleasure Waters s noted attention to historical detail and her beautifully sensitive dialogue help to anchor the force-five plot twisters. "The Washington Post" Calls to mind the feverishly gloomy haunts of Charlotte and Emily Bronte Elaborate and satisfying. "The Seattle Times" A sweeping read. "The Boston Globe""

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About Sarah Waters

Sarah Waters is the author of "Tipping the Velvet," a "New York Times "Notable Book; "Affinity," which won her the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award; "Fingersmith" and "TheNight Watch," both of which were shortlisted for both the Orange Prize and the Man Booker Prize; and "The Little Stranger," which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and a "New York Times "Notable Book. She has also been named one of "Granta"'s best young Britishnovelists. She lives in London."

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