About the book
Sometimes I whisper it over to myself: Murderess. Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt along the floor.’ Grace Marks. Female fiend? Femme fatale? Or weak and unwilling victim? Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery.
Reviewed by Jennie’s Friends reading group:
An intriguing book, which led to a long discussion and divided opinions on whether Grace was guilty or innocent. We are still divided and feel if we were on the jury we might feel we had to say innocent but have grave doubts.