I found myself pulled into the story almost from the beginning and had a hard time putting the book down. The information regarding the Catholic Church, the Vatican, and the process of electing a new pope was well woven into the details of the character's journey to find the truth about the happenings in the Church. I often found myself visualizing the story as it played out, and hope to someday actually see it on screen as a film - the suspense in some parts would have me on the edge of my seat!
"A Compelling Story of Redemption and Faith."
Cross writes dynamic characters with whom the reader can relate, characters who ask universal questions. Cross’ success lies largely in his attention to detail, which helps add a depth and readability, not to mention believability, lacking in many other novels of this genre. Furthermore, Cross writes dynamic characters with whom the reader can relate, characters who ask universal questions and come to unique conclusions that stimulate both the reader’s intellect and their curiosity.
A Counterfeit Priest is a superbly written, fictional tale revolving around the Catholic Church. It is tremendously thought provoking and takes a detailed look into the inner workings of The Vatican. This book captured and held my attention immediately. A GREAT book filled with suspense, excitement, drama, deception, manipulation and triumph. Highly recommended!!
"Captivated From The Start!"
A Counterfeit Priest by Paul Cross is a wickedly good read. A simple mistake with a folder, a set of priest’s robes, a forgotten prescription bottle, and a little forgery brings about changes that no one could have foreseen. You will find yourself so intrigued by Paul Cross’ story that you will be up way past your bedtime trying to read A Counterfeit Priest through in one sitting.
"A Must Read!"