I bought this book, surprisingly, in the Tourist Information in Oban, when we were on holiday there. I'd forgotten to take a book with me and thought this sounded interesting. Boy was it a good choice.
I'm a big fan of historical novels, especially thrillers. I was utterly amazed that it was inspired by a real life doctor, Simon Furman.
I thought the story, the execution of it and the characters were all of a very high standard, very engaging and intriguing. I was curious the whole way through, and consumed the book in just a few days. The Scotland/England theme, and how it focused on the Borders at such a time, is completely engaging and provides enough chaos, trials and murder for one book, all on its own.
Overall, a brilliant, intriguing story that mixes real life events and inspiration with an engaging, murder mystery of a story.