When Marisol's conversa mother commits suicide to avoid the Inquisition, Marisol is devastated. Making it even harder, she is forced into an arranged marriage with her neighbor, Gabriel Hojeda, a lawyer working for the Inquisition. Her father disowns her and her brother-in-law and husband force her to work as a spy in the Court of Isabella. When a beloved person from her past appears, danger and imprisonment swirl around Marisol. How can Marisol save those she loves, when she isn't even safe herself?
I love all things Kalogridis, and I was anxiously awaiting the release of the newest book. With a mix of danger and historical fiction, Kalogridis brings the Inquisition back to life. I loved Marisol's perspective. She is close enough to see the inner workings of the Inquisition, but as a female suspected conversa, she was unable to change it's direction. The plot is thick and twisted, which kept me guessing up until the end. The characters are wonderful, but mysterious. A superb Kalogridis novel!!