Regarded as an orphan ( her father was an alcoholic and her mother died during the travel to Canada) young Grace Marks, Ireland finds herself in quite an awkward situation when she's accused of murder.
It is along with her company that we ask ourselves the following question: Is she guilty of the crime she's accused of committed or is she simply a pawn in a conspiracy theory determined to take her down? Despite numerous theories, I ended up wrong and frankly amazed by the answer.
Atwood's writing style is still captivating and despite it being a large book, I read it in one sitting.
* Perhaps I could have guessed the Mary= Grace thing if I had paid more attention, as all the signs were there: both servants in the same home, Mary possessing abilities that Grace envies.
Rating: 4.3 out of 5