Boneman's Daughters

This is probably one of Ted Dekker's most chilling novels he's ever written. It is also the most gruesome. Chilling because it could so happen to anyone's daughter, gruesome because I have a most excellent imagination and just the hint of some of the things this monster does makes me see the whole in living color. Ted brings horror to life.
I just love the characters that he has developed. They have huge flaws, but you love one of them anyway. Another is so self-centered, you are sure that Ted used someone you know to model her. The girl's mother makes you want to reach into the book and pinch her head off. (Was that gruesome?)
The plot is developed very well, but I think peeking into the mind of the killer does not move the story along and it does not add any "chill factor" to the story either. I'm really not sure what the purpose of looking into the mind of a killer actually does do to the psyche, but it didn't help me understand the man any better.
This novel is not for the faint hearted, because it does get graphic... even to someone who does not have a triple portion of imagination. The descriptions are not necessarily R rated, but I certainly would not want an older child or a young teen reading it. It gave me a nightmare, I'm not sure what it would do to a much younger mind than mine.
It's a keeper, and it is certainly worth the money.

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Boneman's Daughters

Center Street (April 14, 2009)


Ted Dekker


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.


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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