C.J. Sansom’s Matthew Shardlake mysteries whisk listeners back in time to the tumultuous court of King Henry VIII. Shardlake has his hands full this time defending a young religious fanatic who has been thrown into Bedlam. On top of that, Shardlake’s friend is murdered, and the quest to find the killer leads Shardlake right to the steps of the king’s latest romantic conquest, Catherine Parr.
I love the narrator. If you liked "Angels and Demons" by Dan Brown I think you will enjoy this book. I am not Catholic but I think the dissolution of the monasteries and abbeys was done in a savage and brutal way.....C.J. Sansom is masterful at weaving in what happened afterward to the monks and the tragic loss of the treasures (manuscripts, relics, etc.)