Henry Bolingbroke-now King Henry IV-is having an unquiet reign. His personal disquiet at the usurpation of his predecessor Richard II would be solved by a crusade to the Holy Land, but broils on his borders with Scotland and Wales prevent that. Moreover, he is increasingly at odds with the Percy family, who helped him to his throne, and Edmund Mortimer, the Earl of March, Richard II's chosen heir.
I have read a lot of books, and so when I tell you that every sentence is perfection - I mean it. It's labeled as "romantic suspense' but I feel like that is limiting it. It is so much more. Before Gillian Flynn, there was Daphne Du Maurier, and this book is a must read for anyone who likes a well-written book. Read the book, and then watch the Hitchcock movie.