I found Sarah Waters' The Night Watch rather tedious. I loved Fingersmith and Affinity, and was bored by Tipping the Velvet. This was a bit boring too. Parts were interesting and engaging, but I never felt particularly emotionally connected to the characters. It worked it's way backwards chronologically which annoyed me, and I raced through the last twenty pages, just skimming my eyes over the words, not caring and just wanting to close the book.