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Suspenseful thriller will haunt long after you put it down

  • Apr 19, 2009
BoneMan's Daughters by Ted Dekker is a cringe-worthy, hair-raising thriller. Ryan Evans has spent most of his adult life devoted to the Navy, at the expense of his relationships with his daughter, Bethany, and wife, Celine. When he is captured and tortured in Iraq, he realizes how much time he wasted with his family and returns home to make it right. But after sixteen years of abandonment, both Celine and Bethany are more than willing to move on. Celine with the handsome district attorney, Burt, who put serial killer BoneMan behind bars, and Bethany with a modelling career. Burt messed up, and the man who was imprisoned as the BoneMan has been set free. The killer takes Bethany, and Ryan is soon suspected to be the BoneMan, so the only way to prove his innocence and save his daughter from a brutal monster is to find her himself. Dekker writes a haunting, frightening story with parallels to the love of God. He uses Ryan's love and willingness to sacrifice his life for her to demonstrate Jesus' death for us. The story doesn't get hung up on faith, however. The BoneMan is a frightening villain worthy of Hannibal Lecter, and Bethany's descent into Stockholm syndrome gave me goosebumps. Do not read this book late at night or in the house alone!

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A Texas serial killer called BoneMan is on the loose, choosing young girls as his prey, His signature: myriad broken bones that torture and kill - but never puncture.

Military intelligence officer Ryan Evans is married to his work; so much so that his wife and daughter have written him out of their lives. Sent to Fallujah and captured by insurgents, he is asked to kill children not unlike his own. The method: a meticulous, excruciating death by broken bones that his captor has forced him to learn.

Returning home after the ordeal, a new crisis awaits. A serial killer is on the loose, and his method of killing is the same. Ryan becomes a prime suspect, which isn't even the worst of his problems: Ryan's daughter is BoneMan's latest desire.

In a story that is devaststing in its skill and suspense, - Ted Dekker brings to bear his ability to terrify and compel in BONEMAN'S DAUGHTERS.

About the Author
TED DEKKER is the author of twenty-two novels, with more than 3 milllion copies of his books sold to date, 1 million of them sold in 2007 alone.
Known for adrenaline-laced stories packed with mind-bending plot twists, unforgettable characters and confrontations between good and evil, Dekker has earned his status as a New York Times bestselling author.
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ISBN-10: 1599951959 (hbk.)
ISBN-13: 9781599951959 (hbk.)
Author: Ted Dekker
Genre: Suspense
Publisher: Center Street
Date Published: April 14, 2009
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