My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Oh what a tangled web can be woven by human nature! In this edition of the ongoing Hugh Corbett Mysteries, our hero is confronted by that tangled web, and the consequences that can stretch into the future and across generations.
Tasked by King Edward of England to investigate the death of the king’s friend and former comrade in arms, Corbett and his faithful retainers arrive in a Benedictine monastery set amidst the marshes, where suspicion and superstition abound. The first death brings others, driving Corbett into the depths of intrigues that stretch back many years.
This is another masterful novel from Paul Doherty, on that draws the reader in and holds their attention to the very last page. The historical setting is, as always, faithfully and authentically rendered by Doherty without compromising the integrity of the narrative. This one kept me guessing right to the end.