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Keren Griffin

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What a Ripper!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-05-2017

As a deeply secular person, I didn't expect to like Conclave at all. It is a book about the powerful male players within the Roman Catholic Church. The female characters are subservient, non-entities or victims. What's there to like, given all that, the liturgical incantations and the constant appeals to the Deity?

This novel is full of surprises and mesmeric moments, such that it's preferable if you can, read this novel in one sitting. Harris is masterful and succeeds in capturing the reader's full attention.

The complex interplay between power, politics, deceit and corruption is a Siren's Song. Once drawn in, you are compelled to stay for the duration and beyond. Well beyond..........

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