Blurb; LONDON, 1590. Queen Elizabeth I’s control over her kingdom is wavering. Amidst a tumultuous backdrop of Spanish plotters, Catholic heretics and foreign wars threatening the country’s fragile stability, the body of a small boy is found in the City of London, with strange marks that no one can explain.
When idealistic physician Nicholas Shelby finds another body displaying the same marks only days later, he becomes convinced that a killer is at work, preying on the weak and destitute of London.
Determined to find out who is behind these terrible murders, Nicholas is joined in his investigations by Bianca, a mysterious tavern keeper. As more bodies are discovered, the pair find themselves caught in the middle of a sinister plot. With the killer still at large, and Bianca in terrible danger, Nicholas’s choice seems impossible – to save Bianca, or save himself…
My Review; WOW. Where do I start? Such a beautiful cover. Well I must start by admitting if I was to see this in a shop I probably wouldn’t have picked it up as it’s not what I usually read… HOWEVER, I am so so glad I got the chance to read this story cause it was bloody brilliant. I was shocked at how much I loved and enjoyed this book. I devoured it in two days and had a late night as I just had to finish it.
I was blown away to find that this was the authors debut as it was perfect! The story was told brilliantly and sets the scenes perfectly for the reader, taking them back to life in the 1950’s onwards. However, there is a murderer on loose… With the rise of bodies being found who will find the murderer? A dark story unfolds behind the murders. A few scenes I found dark but nothing too gorey! Gripping, thrilling…
The perfect historical fiction mystery! I would love to see this be turned into a film or tv series. As you can tell I am very impressed and was hooked! A real page turner. I look forward to reading more by this author in the future.
I absolutely fell in love with the main characters Nicholas and Bianca especially dreamy Nicholas. The outcome of this story is one you can’t even see or guess!!! You will not be disappointed. I don’t think I will evwr be able to forget this story and I will be raving about it as much as I can.
A bloody brilliant book! A massive five fabulous stars, highly! Highly! Recommend. Lastly, a well deserved place in my top 20 reads of 2018. The Angel’s Mark will be released 6th of September and I’d suggest you pre-order or add it to your list!