The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias is a phenomenal book, a perfect mixture of history, religion, fiction and educational. Reminded me of my favorite Dan Brown books.
This book starts of in mysterious circumstance of a nun (Denise Russo) chased by a band of monks who hangs herself from a church bell in front of a ritual parade of eight thousand people leaving the reader in questions like who is she? and why would a nun do something like that? What follows is a cat and mouse game between the nun’s young girl Siobhan Russo in search of mothers past who disappeared six years ago filled with secrets and a band of monks pledged to make sure she fails.The dairy of Denise throws light to her past, a past shattered by acts of greed and betrayal forcing her to make a deal with the Devil. As the pages unfold, the pace of the book sets your pulse racing.
I loved this fast paced gripping thriller specially because the author has done a fantastic job in providing detailed information on the bible, monasteries, ancient manuscripts etc. It even inspired me to research more about the Devil’s Prayer. Personally I enjoyed climax leaving the reader to interpret Siobhan’s next steps which may disappoint some readers.
Overall, an absolute addictive fast paced thriller which succeeds in keeping the reader on the edge right from the beginning with unpredictable twists and remarkable narrative skills.
Highly recommended!! Can’t wait to get my hands on his other works.
A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher via NetGalley for a honest review.