Fingersmith from my TBR pile.
As a novel with many twists and turns, it's hard to summarize without giving anything away so this is very vague. Susan Trinder is a young woman raised in London in a less than wholesome household -- a place where goods are fenced and babies are raised for sale. However, the owner of the house, Mrs. Sucksby has always done her best to keep Susan innocent. And yet the time comes for Susan to help the household and give them all a chance to live the good life. But, of course, things are not as straightforward as they seem and the good life may be out of everyone's reach.
So if I had to give this one a grade , it would be between B+ and A-. I liked it quite a bit but didn't absolutely love it. After an extremely complex plot, I found the ending to be just a bit too neat. Also, some of the characters and relationships weren't as well defined as they could have been. However, since I've already admitted that this is exactly the genre of book that I'm most picky about, you can take my complaints with a large grain of salt. This is a good book.
Smoothing my petticoats,
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