The Mercies

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Published: 23rd Feb '21


Inspired by real historical events, The Mercies is a breathtaking story of love, fear and obsession, and the strength and courage of women.

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The Sunday Times Bestseller and BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick 2020’Something rare and beautiful’ Marian Keyes’Chilling and page-turning’ The Times’Gripping’ Madeline Miller’Took my breath away’ Tracy ChevalierThe storm comes in like a finger snap . . .Winter, 1617. The sea around the remote Norwegian island of Vardo is thrown into a vicious storm. A young woman, Maren, watches as the men of the island, out fishing, perish in an instant.Vardo is now a place of women.Eighteen months later, a sinister figure arrives. Absalom Cornet has been summoned to bring the women of the island to heel. With him travels his young wife, Ursa. In her new home, and in Maren, Ursa encounters something she has never seen before: independent women. But where Ursa finds happiness, even love, Absalom sees only a place flooded with a terrible evil, one he must root out at all costs . . .’A beautifully intimate story of friendship, love and hope’DOUGLAS STUART, AUTHOR OF SHUGGIE BAIN’Strong characters, gorgeous settings’SARAH MOSS, GUARDIAN’Beautiful and chilling’ Madeline Miller, author of Circe’Took my breath away’ Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl with a Pearl Earring

Additional information

Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 23 × 130 × 197 mm
Page Count 352