Today, I’m reviewing ‘The Red Hill’ by David Penny
Blurb (from Goodreads):
A killer who can’t be stopped. A request that can’t be refused.
In 1482 the Englishman Thomas Berrington is living in the last remnants of Moorish Spain. A physician, he is an unwilling friend to the most powerful man in the kingdom. When bodies start to turn up, each showing the marks of a savage attack, Thomas is asked to investigate.
When one of the Sultan’s wives is brutally murdered, what begins as a reluctant task turns into a fight for survival. Together with the eunuch Jorge, Thomas attempts to hunt down the killer before they become his next victims. Except nothing is as it seems—friends turn into enemies and enemies into friends.
Thomas’s investigation lays bare the secrets of the Red Hill and the people who inhabit it. His discoveries culminate in a battle not only for his own life, but for the lives of those he loves.
Did I like it?
Yes, very. An area of time that I’m very much interested in but don’t have much knowledge of. A mystery, a bit of violence, not too graphic. Fast paced. Interesting, well described characters. Absolutely nothing to complain about
What I didn’t like
Apart from that it took me so long to discover it. Nothing
Would I recommend it?
If you’re interested in Hist Fic. Moorish Spain at the end of the 15th century. Read it it’s good. You won’t regret. 17.5 out of 20 points on my scale.