Saturday, April 18, 2009

"Boneman's Daughters" Book Giveaway!


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


Boneman's Daughters

Center Street (April 14, 2009)

by

Ted Dekker



MY REVIEW:

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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If you would like a chance to win this book then leave me a comment telling me what your favorite Ted Dekker book is and I will enter you. Be sure to leave your email so I can get a hold of you if you are the winner - good luck!

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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25 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh my word. This sounds really thrilling.

Holly said...

I agree with you about Dekker. But this book does sound like a winner. I would love a chance to win a copy. Blessings and thanks for sharing the review.

*hollymag*at*gmail*com*

donnas said...

I dont have a favorite yet because I havent had the chance to read any of his books yet. I would love the chance to start with this one.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Kristi said...

Kiss would be my favorite so far.

Thanks!
kherbrand at comcast dot net

Karin said...

don't have a favorite because I have never read one of his books.

Carol said...

I've heard so many people say they enjoy his books. I haven't read any of them and would love to start with this one. Thank you!
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

Anna W. said...

Please enter me; my brother loves Ted Dekker!

Anna
writer_weaver at yahoo dot com

nfmgirl said...

I've wanted to read this book since I first heard about it. I love books that can creep me out. I haven't read a Ted Dekker book yet, but have been checking him out since learning of this book. I've started adding some of his books to my "must read" list, including Skin.

Please count me in. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Gin said...

I haven't read any of his books yet, but I've been wanting to try one.

le15307@msn.com

rebornbutterfly said...

I'd love to read this book!
My favorite of his so far has Skin.
Or maybe Kiss, :)

Theresa N. said...

Sounds very edge of your seat, I love to read this.
Theresa N
weceno(At)yahoo(dot)com

christin said...

I've never read his work, but this book sounds great! Thanks for the chance!
christinbanda(at)yahoo(dot)com

Abi said...

Love to win thanks.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

wordlily said...

My favorite Dekker work is his Circle Trilogy. Yes, it's a trilogy, not a single book, but it really is a single work.

I'd love to win this one.

WordLily AT gmail DOT com

Lora Lease said...

My favorite Dekker book is "Thr3e".

Please enter me in the giveaway. asyouwiiiiish@gmail.com

windycindy said...

Hello! I am a fan of the writing style of Ted Dekker. My favorite book is House written by Ted and
Frank Peretti. I would appreciate being entered in your book giveaway drawing. As always, many thanks!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Anita Yancey said...

I haven't read one of Dekker's books yet. But I would love to read this one. It sounds like a great read. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

SUMMER said...

My favorite Ted Dekker book is Sinner.

ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

The Giveaway Diva said...

wow sounds like a great thrilling book!!

Cara Putman said...

I haven't read this one and am intrigued by yours and other reviews. Please enter me :-)

Carolsue said...

I don't see where this ends, so I may be too late -- but I liked House by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker
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Belinda M said...

Hope I am not too late to enter. If not please enter me in the giveaway

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The Giveaway Diva said...

i've never read any of his books but this one sounds amazing!! please enter me! =)

nicolemarielum @gmail.com

Janna said...

And the winner is...

Kristi!

Congratulations!

Janna said...

Krisit won this book from another site first so she asked me to draw a new winner and that is...

Theresa!

Congratulations Theresa!