Bk.1 in series of Margaret Kerr, wife of Roger Sinclair, takes place in 13th century Scotland. Roger's frequent absences for business reasons began soon after their marriage of 2 years. Roger has now been absent for 5 months. Margaret asks his cousin Jack to see if he can discover if Roger remains in Edinburgh, where his last communication came from. Within 3 weeks Jack's body is returned in a shroud. Margaret determines to try and discover how Jack died, and also to find out if her husband is still in Edinburgh.
I really enjoyed reading about the 13th century period in Scotland history. The author is very descriptive with the telling of this tale.
It is Scotland, in the spring of 1297, and Margaret Kerr's merchant husband, Roger, has been missing since winter. Though he originally set out for trading purposes, Margaret now worries that he may have been caught up in the rebellion against the English-or may have been killed. Roger's cousin Jack travels to Edinburgh seeking news of the missing merchant, but his body is returned home bearing wounds that could not be self-inflicted. Now Margaret sets out in search of her husband and the truth about Jack's death. The journey takes her to British-occupied Edinburgh, where Margaret's uncle reluctantly agrees to let her stay at his inn. As the two become part of the perilous activities, they risk endangering his clandestine war-time work.
Ok, would have liked more "Scottish accent" than an occasional Och aye! More William Wallace!
Too many books not enough time.