Shauna McCallister wakes up from a coma one day and remembers nothing from the past six months. The doctors tell her she was in a bad car accident, and that she was driving while under the influence of drugs. To make matters worse, Shauna finds out her brother was in the car with her and is now seriously disabled. As Shauna seeks more answers about the events she has no memory of she soon discovers things aren't all they seem.
Shauna's relationship with her father, a senator running for President, was shaky at best before the accident. When she returns home to continue her recovery she realizes things at home are no better. Her only ally is Wayne Spade, who claims to be her boyfriend even though she remembers nothing about him. As she gets closer to Wayne, Shauna discovers a startling ability that allows her to steal memories from other people. Now the only way for Shauna to piece together the blank pages of her past is to live them out through the memories of those around her. The truth she uncovers will change everything she ever believed about her family and her friends.
Ted Dekker and Erin Healy team up seamlessly to give us an intoxicating, psychological thriller full of wonderful twists and revelations. Shauna's journey is full of intrigue and mystery that will keep you guessing throughout. We discover each piece of the puzzle at the same time Shauna does, making Kiss both fun and hard to put down.
Dekker and Healy also treat us with some beautiful themes of faith and hope that are perfectly interwoven into the plot. As Shauna is drawn deeper into her search for answers we get some great moments of redemption from unexpected characters giving this story even more depth. Dekker proves once again why he is the master of plot execution as he makes every piece of the puzzle fit at just the right moment.
As a hardcore Dekker fan it was refreshing to read a new story that is completely unconnected to The Books of History Chronicles. While I love each installment of that series, it's nice to see Dekker and Healy gracing us with some great writing outside of his more familiar stories. Kiss is only the beginning for this powerhouse duo and I am anxiously awaiting more.