A stunning new hardback edition of Margaret Atwood's classic work of true crime – 'an explosive mixture of murder, sex and class conflict' (Daily Mail) soon to be a major Netflix series.
Sixteen years have passed since teenaged Grace was locked up for the cold-blooded murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear and his lover, Nancy Montgomery. Saved from the gallows where her alleged accomplice was hanged, Grace claims to have no memory of the events which changed her life for ever.
Dr Simon Jordan is an expert in the field of amnesia. His objective is to unlock the dormant part of Grace's mind and discover the truth behind one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of all time.
Was Grace an unwitting accessory, or a cold-blooded killer?
Brilliant ... So intimate it seems to be written on the skin -- Hilary Mantel, two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize A sensuous, perplexing book, at once sinister and dignified, grubby and gorgeous, panoramic yet specific ... I don't think I have ever been so thrilled ... This, surely is as far as a novel can go * Independent on Sunday * The outstanding novelist of our age * Sunday Times *