Author: Adrian Ferrer
First Published in the UK: 2017
Publisher: Self Published
Have we misunderstood the bible for all these years?
Angel of Death is church murder mystery. It starts off with animal sacrifices and the offender then goes on to become a kidnapper and a killer. The killer takes scripts from the bible and uses these to justify his killing and also leaves behind references to passages in the bible. The book is set in Rome, the police force in Rome seek advice from a professor studying religion and the violence in the old testament. They use her knowledge of the bible to try to understand where the killer will go next and what he is trying to say by committing these crimes.
This book uses biblical passages to support any debatable contents. This book will make you question the bible more in many ways and will open many topics up for debate. The fact that there are biblical passages within the book really helps you to understand and to be able to debate on the subject. The use of biblical passages is not overpowering and overwhelming and does not ruin the story in any way it does as it is intended and adds texture and layers to the story and the debates.
The characters in the book are well thought through, each having their own religious beliefs which differ from one another yet they are still able to work together and progress on the case and all of the difference religious backgrounds of each character helps to build the plot and in the end, helps to solve issues.
As this book is self-published there are a few mistakes but not many for example saying him when they are talking about women and as this book has been translated from its original language into English there are a few bits where you can tell but this does not ruin the book or the story in any way.
The author expresses his great enthusiasm for history and religion within this book as well as writing a well-written crime novel. The matters brought up within the books gives up plenty to contemplate and mull over which leave us thinking of this book for some time after we have read it which in my mind is the sign of a good book.
For people who enjoyed Dan Browns novels, i'm sure you will enjoy this one too. Overall I really enjoyed this book and have chosen to give it a 4-star rating. It is a book I would recommend to people.