I love victorian literature, and I'm always looking for new books set in my favorite era. Someone recommended Fingersmith to me after I mentioned how I loved gothic novels. I was honestly pretty disappointed. I think this book could have benefited from some editing. I was really enjoying it up to the point of the first plot twist, but the twist made me really upset. And then we go back in time to relive the events of the book so far from a different viewpoint. I felt that it really hurt the flow of the story. I also hated the ending, which felt odd and rushed, and most of all bleak. The two main characters never really seem to develop, perhaps because all the plot twists make you uncertain who they really are.