Women are deprived power from everything. They cannot work, own money, and smoke cig. Everything is captured and watched by authorities. You cannot disobey under their doctrine, otherwise you will be sent to the Colonies. You thought the colony is a new bath for savage, however, it is not. It is another kind of prison, more strict than been watched by Aunties. She misses the old things, her husband and child the most, also the only thing which holds her breath. There are always voices echoing in her mind, it might be Moira or the old her. She was brain washed in the district. Then, she was assigned to the commander. At first, there is only action in between he and his wife. It is not called sex, or make love, rather, called fuck. Then, commander lured her to play Scrabble with him, gradually brought her to do more dangerous things in the secret club. She wanted someone to touch her, kissed her, and cared her during sex. However, commander could not offer her the things she wanted. She was under more stronger pressure, commander's wife. She threatened her to make children with the doctor. She found out what happened between her husband and the handmaid. She called her "slut", and warned her to be like slut afterwards. The siren is coming, she knew she will be ended in Colony. Commander knew everything, behind his wife. But he could not do anything, I guess he does not want to lose his reputation, he only wanted to play with the handmaid, who is different than his cold wife. Power ruled the world, who resists will be punished and sent away. It is a good novel, and I enjoyed reading.