Book cover for The Mercies

The Mercies



06 February 2020
665 minutes
Imprint: Picador


The Mercies is among the best novels I’ve read in years. In addition to its beautiful writing, its subject matter is both enduring and timely
A gripping novel . . . [Kiran Millwood Hargrave's] most vital insights are about the human heart: how terrifyingly quickly prejudices can turn into murder, and how desperately we need love and courage to oppose it. Beautiful and chilling
This is a powerful story that gathers ever more momentum as it moves towards its conclusion
The most interesting historical fiction speaks of the time of writing as much as of its subject . . . The Mercies shows us the patriarchal fear of women's strength and reason