141 of 144 people found the following review helpful
Absorbing, exciting - a great book,
This review is from: Dissolution (The Shardlake Series) (Paperback)
I also bought this book on a whim in an airport - and was delighted to find a new author I hope to read much more of. The book itself is a great murder mystery - plenty of twists, without losing its credibility, and simply a superb story.
On top of this though, it's a great picture of a time of enormous change in England - although I knew the basics of the dissolution of the monasteries, this really brings everything to life, and although there is plenty of detail for those who like their history, it never becomes dry or boring.
Quite simply, this is one of the most gripping and readable books I've picked up for quite a while, and I'll be recommending it far and wide.