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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 x 203 x 33mm | 463g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1573229725
  • 9781573229722
  • 68,968

Review Text

Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a "baby farmer," who...
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Review quote

"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 Brontë...Elaborate and satisfying."
--The Seattle Times "A sweeping read."
--The Boston Globe
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About Sarah Waters

Sarah Waters is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Paying Guests, The Little Stranger, The Night Watch, Fingersmith, Affinity, and Tipping the Velvet. She has three times been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, has twice been a finalist for the Orange Prize, and was named one of Granta's best young British novelists, among other distinctions. Waters lives in London.
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Rating details

64,642 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 37% (23,980)
4 37% (24,188)
3 18% (11,723)
2 5% (3,332)
1 2% (1,419)
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