A wonderfully written, difficult read that captures the times and genre beautifully. I’ve studied this time period and read about King Henry VIII but never focused on Katheryn Howard as a person before. This well structured novel, and the author’s first, shows she has a great compassion and understanding for those whose lives she’s exposing to the world (graphically) but also for the reader. She published a censored version for those of certain sensitities. I’ll be reading it over and over again…it’s that compelling. Historically accurate there is no changing the tragic ending, but the journey there is compelling enough to keep you reading.