I have mixed feelings about Ted Dekker. His writing is wonderful, but sometimes it can be so descriptive that it gives me the heebeejeebees. "The Kiss" that he co-wrote with Erin Healy was really good, I think Erin tempered some of that and it made for a wonderful book - I also love the YA series that he has about the Lost Books... it is excellent. I wasn't sure what I would think of "Boneman's Daughters" when I got it. I am thrilled to say that I really liked this book. Not to say that he didn't get descriptive when it came to describing how the murders happened (Boneman would break the girl's bones one at a time without breaking the skin) but it didn't overtake the incredible suspense that drove me through the book. Ryan returns from war after having been a taken captive and been tortured. He is estranged from his wife and daughter, but after his life flashes in front of his eyes he realizes that he wants nothing more than a relationship with his daughter. But then she is kidnapped by the serial killer "Boneman" and he wants Ryan to give him chase. In the process it starts to look like Ryan IS the Boneman. Can he save his daughter before the cops put him behind bars? Just who is going to end up broken?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ted is the son of missionaries John and Helen Dekker, whose incredible story of life among headhunters in Indonesia has been told in several books. Surrounded by the vivid colors of the jungle and a myriad of cultures, each steeped in their own interpretation of life and faith, Dekker received a first-class education on human nature and behavior. This, he believes, is the foundation of his writing.
After graduating from a multi-cultural high school, he took up permanent residence in the United States to study Religion and Philosophy. After earning his Bachelor's Degree, Dekker entered the corporate world in management for a large healthcare company in California. Dekker was quickly recognized as a talent in the field of marketing and was soon promoted to Director of Marketing. This experience gave him a background which enabled him to eventually form his own company and steadily climb the corporate ladder.
Since 1997, Dekker has written full-time. He states that each time he writes, he finds his understanding of life and love just a little clearer and his expression of that understanding a little more vivid. Dekker's body of work encompassing seven mysteries, three thrillers and ten fantasies includes Heaven's Wager, When Heaven Weeps, Thunder of Heaven, Blessed Child, A Man Called Blessed, Blink, Thr3e, The Circle Trilogy (Black, Red, White), Obsessed, Renegade, and Chaos.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Would you kill an innocent man to save your daughter?
They call him BoneMan, a serial killer who’s abducted six young women. He’s the perfect father looking for the perfect daughter, and when his victims fail to meet his lofty expectations, he kills them by breaking their bones and leaving them to die.
Intelligence officer Ryan Evans, on the other hand, has lost all hope of ever being the perfect father. His daughter and wife have written him out of their lives.
Everything changes when BoneMan takes Ryan’s estranged daughter, Bethany, as his seventh victim. Ryan goes after BoneMan on his own.
But the FBI sees it differently. New evidence points to the suspicion that Ryan is BoneMan. Now the hunter is the hunted, and in the end, only one father will stand.
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