Prompt: Recommend a mystery book

Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a dystopian novel set in Canada in the future. In the novel, society has collapsed due to ecological destruction and a repressive government, and women have been reduced to chattel. Offred is a Handmaid in the household of the Commander, one of the few men in the society who is still able to function. She is assigned to be the handmaid of June, the Commander’s wife. Offred is restricted to the house and is unable to have any contact with the outside world. She is forced to submit to the Commander’s every whim and is constantly monitored and guarded. One day, Offred learns that June is going to be executed, and she asks to be allowed to go with her. The Commander allows her to go, but warns her that she will be executed if she is caught talking to anyone. Offred escapes the compound and makes her way to the outside world, where she starts a new life. “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a chilling and suspenseful read that is sure to captivate readers.