June 1 2016......I picked up this book at a little town store, they sell used books to raise money for a foster child, I always find something intriguing there! I notice the comments below are either good or bad, but I enjoyed this book very much and sped through it. I think it helped that I was researching the "Famous Five" at the time and the plight of women during this period of history. I was shocked by the fact that Carrie was accused of murder (a crime with the penalty of HANGING! at the time,) about one day after her crime, by a judge who was more interested in getting his dock cleared so that he could get to his club. (And he wasn't even a lawyer!) The whole murder trial took 1 1/2 days, and was done within about 2 weeks of the crime. Unbelievable! Of note: If Bert Massey had succeeded in his advances towards Carrie, she would have been condemned to a life of extreme poverty, or prostitution. We have come a long way in this day and age, and I am thankful that I didn't live 100 years ago!