1829 – Iceland. Angus Magnusson is the last female publicly executed in the country. She was found guilty as an accomplice in the murder of two men.

But what part of a murder is valid for criminal punishment if the act was not done with malicious intent?

This gripping, well researched and detailed historical fiction provokes its readers to re-examine assumptions. It sheds some light in the bleak darkness surrounding her story. Haunting. This is Hannah Kent’s debut novel. (Submitted by Rei).

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