Maud is convinced something horrible happened to her best friend, Elizabeth, but in her search discovers it may be entwined with another disappearance from her childhood. The answers seem within her grasp, but the onset of dementia keeps pulling them through her fingers.
"The lives of two young women collide in [a] ... thriller that alternates between the twisting back alleyways of Dickensian London and the cloistered gloom of a Gothic mansion. Raised in a den of petty thieves, or 'fingersmiths, ' plucky orphan Sue Trinder agrees to help a con man known as Gentleman defraud and betray wealthy heiress Maud Lilly. But Sue's plans are turned upside down when she falls in love with Maud. Then the women are separated --...