The year is 1468 and Christopher Fairfax, a young priest, is travelling to a rural English village to conduct the funeral of the parish priest who has recently died. When he arrives he discovers a poor, dark village, its secretive population, and an uncanny collection of curios. After the huge success of Conclave and Munich, each new Robert Harris thriller is a must-read for any fan of a really gripping read. I read this in one sitting!
- Aoife Roantree, Dubray Stillorgan
1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artefacts - coins, fragments of glass, human bones - which the old parson used to collect. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death?
Fairfax becomes determined to discover the truth. Over the course of the next six days, everything he believes - about himself, his faith and the history of his world - will be tested to destruction.