Blood of the Lamb by Sam Cabot is a religious themed thriller set in Rome that reminded me of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code and yet quite different in the direction it took with its supernatural elements. I listened to the audiobook which is narrated by Jason Culp and he does a fantastic job! I found the book slow going in the beginning and he is actually what kept me listening. The book takes off quickly enough and after that I was hooked and needed to know what would happen next.
It all starts with a letter stating that there is a document that has the power to shatter the Catholic Church. This document holds long buried secrets that present a danger to the church along with several other groups of people. Father Thomas Kelly has his doubts about this document until he is called on by the church to find it. On the flip side of things Livia Pitro is dispatched to find Thomas and join in his search for this document as it also has the power to destroy her people.
The story really takes off at an incredible pace at this point as Thomas and Livia race to find the document getting into one situation after another in their quest. However they are not the only ones searching for this document and these other groups will stop at absolutely nothing to get what they want. As Thomas and Livia continue in their search Thomas receives another shock when he finds out just who and what Livia is. Even more Thomas is shocked by all the conspiracies that have been swirling around him all these years in the church. As things come to a headThomas and Livia both battle for what is right.
I enjoyed Blood of the Lamb especially in the audio version. I found the narrator really brought the pace of this story to life for me and I would definitely listen to another audio production by him in the future. If you enjoy books like The Da Vinci Code then it’s likely you’ll like Blood of the Lamb as well. I look forward to reading more by Sam Cabot in the future.
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Source: Review copy provided by the publisher. No compensation was received for this review and all opinions are my own.
Hmmm…interesting. I’m curious about what creatures are prowling around trying to bring down the Catholic Church!
LOL Sandy. Don’t read the descriptions on Amazon if you plan on listening to it.
bermudaonion (Kathy) says
It sounds like the narrator is outstanding but I’m not sure the book is for me since I’m not a big fan of Dan Brown.
Kathy, you have to enjoy religious thrillers and the paranormal to enjoy books like this. For me though this one was better than Browns.
Harvee @ Book Dilettante says
I am sometimes in the mood for a religious thriller, and other times I’m not. Sounds like a good one though.
Harvee, I’m the same. I did really enjoy being able to listen to it though.
Blood of the Lamb sounds good Dar, I like the setting. Funny enough, I did not like The DaVinci Code. I feel like I’m the only one lol
Naida, I didn’t love The Da Vinci Code but it was still a good read for me and it’s the same for me with this one. I like the religious aspect of these books especially when set somewhere like Rome. Of course the paranormal bits in this one didn’t hurt for me – it’s what attracted me to the book.