In the dark and twisting alleyways of Dickensian London the stories of two very different young women collide with terrifying consequences... Twenty year old petty thief, Sue Trinder, is part of an elaborate scam to defraud a wealthy heiress, Maud Lilly, of her inheritance. Encouraged by Mrs. Sucksby who has looked after her since she was orphaned, Sue assists conman Richard Rivers in his bid to dope with Maud before having her committed to a madhouse and claiming her fortune for himself. But Sue's plans are turned upside down when she falls in love with Maud... and the tale twists further as the two young women are separated just as they begin to realise the strength of their passion for each other...
The Woman in White by another name
- Fingersmith review by IB
If you've seen one of the three UK TV adaptations of the Woman in White you will be on familiar territory here as Sarah Waters seems to have lifted the central plot wholesale and without acknowledgement from the Wilkie Collins stirring in a soupcon of lesbianism to make it her own concoction.
It's not bad but both the BBC big budget versions in 1982 and 2018 were better in my opinion and managed to credit the original author (Which is a nice thing to do).