Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

Fingersmith

Sarah Waters

fiction historical lgbtqia+ thriller mysterious tense medium-paced

632 pages | first published 2002

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Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a "baby farmer," who raised her with unusual tenderness as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transie...
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Summary of 6158 reviews

Moods

mysterious 82%
dark 67%
tense 60%
emotional 47%
adventurous 39%
sad 18%
challenging 15%
reflective 7%
funny 4%
hopeful 4%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 52%
slow 36%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 64% | Plot: 22% | Character: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 49% | Yes: 35% | No: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 58% | Yes: 24% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 12% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.03

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