Thursday, February 25, 2010

Boneman's Daughters by Ted Dekker (52 Books in 52 Weeks)

I am a Ted Dekker fan and had picked up BoneMan's Daughters several months ago but hadn't found the time to read something that didn't have a due date.  I'm a bit under the weather at the moment, so I spent yesterday evening reading this book, finally.  

The story gripped me within a few chapters.  More than just a simple serial killer versus Naval Intelligence agent, this book contained layers and levels that crept into my thoughts and dreams and provided a lot to chew on.  

The story is pretty good, in and of itself.  A military man, fresh from escaping extreme mental torture in Iraq, returns to the States to find his wife and daughter want nothing to do with him.  When his daughter is abducted by a serial killer known as BoneMan, he must wrestle with the question of how far he will go to rescue her.  What does collateral damage mean, when it's up close and personal?

I love thrillers and really enjoyed this book.  While it won't replace my favorite Dekker series (The Circle Trilogy), this is one that I liked and would recommend if this sort of read appeals to you.


3 comments:

TechWife said...

Boneman's Daughter is Dekker is true suspense. For depth of plot, however, I agree that the Circle Trilogy is unparalleled. Check out my blog - I've just reviewed Burn, Dekker's latest.
http://playgroundofwords.blogspot.com/2010/02/52-books-in-52-weeks-week-6-burn-by-ted.html

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

I enjoy reading Ted Dekker as well. It was chilling, I'll say that. Excellent story, however, for some reason the ending didn't sit right with me.

Lori said...

I actually quite liked the ending. For me, that is where the layers came in and got me thinking. This is where the "parable" of the story was found and the message was one I needed to gnaw on for a bit.

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