I picked this book up because I liked the blurb–plus it had found its way on to my Wish List.
It's switches between 16th century London and now.
I thought this book was going to be dry and slow to read. It surprised me, though. It wasn't slow, though I'd not term it a page-turner either.
I did figure out who the modern-day villain (well, the one who wasn't named anyway) was, about half-way through the book. That's a big Minus for me.
I also felt she didn't quite get across the motivations of the various characters. She sure didn't cap off Kate's Big revelation at the end of the book. According to her site, it looks like it's going to be a series featuring Kate (the lead character), but it should have been done.
The historical parts were better done than the modern-day sections. It's not the research, I simply felt that they were better written. Or rather, Silbert's voice and style is better suited to historical sections.
Worth a read if you have the time or are a fan of Christopher Marlowe.