The next book in the Matthew Shardlake series and this one has to be the best one so far. I simply couldn´t put this book down, so much tension was there.
I loved the historical backdrop of this novel, Shardlake and Barack being in York with the Progress and their encounter with Henry VIII. and the current queen Catherine Howard, and the way, how Sansom manages to blend fiction and historical facts together, is extraordinary. He really makes history come alive.
As for the characters ... what can I really say about them without being overly repetitive: I just love them, especially Shardlake, who has turned into my favorite fictional character throughout this book. I´m so looking forward to read more about him and I´m glad that there are three more books out there for me to read.