2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is the fourth book in the Shardlake series, and it is better than ever. The plot is intricate and absorbing, and the story unrelenting.
Matthew Shardlake is back, alongside Barak and Dr Guy Malton (who gets a much bigger part in this book than ever before), and they are on the trail of a serial killer. I found the story kept me guessing, and the pages kept flying by. The attention to detail throughout the book is excellent; it wonderfully creates the atmosphere of 16th century London right from the word go.
Very disappointed to have finished it, but I whole-heartedly recommned it as a cracking read.