The King's Favorite is part historical mystery and part court intrigue. The history and attention to detail in King Charles II's time is the main focus. I knew of Barbara Villiers and was intrigued by the many other mistresses of King Charles as well as their interactions with him and each other. The mystery of Betty's death almost takes a back seat to the many other intrigues happening around King Charles. The theatre directors have a large part in setting the scene along with the rest of the theatre company. The writing is very descriptive in nature and didn't pull my interest as much as it could have in many parts, hopping from different characters and scenes. I did want to know who killed Betty and how and was intrigued by the ending and how it played out.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.