Lamentation by C.J. Sansom

I’ve read all the Shardlake’ novels, so I think it’s fair to say I’m a fan. This latest one is as gripping as the others, with a great sense of the perilous political times. That sense of the characters not being able to say what they really think, and being guarded around others whose allegiances are unknown is very sharply depicted.

Matthew Shardlake’s character gets better and deeper with each book, and you get the sense that Barak is also getting older (and slightly wiser about throwing himself into danger!)

In all, it’s a very satisfying read.

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