I really wanted to love this book, but I never fully warmed up to it. This is the first in a series that follows Matthew Shardlake, a lawyer/investigator for Cromwell during the reign of Henry VIII. What I liked about this book was the writing style, and the way Sansom weaved the history of Tudor England into the novel. What I didn't like was any of the characters, and how the story seemed to really drag on far longer than necessary.
I will give the series another shot and will pick up the second book at some point. It seems to be a favorite of people I follow on this site, so hopefully the series picks up for me.