Hachette Book Group recently sent me BoneMan’s Daughters (by Ted Dekker) for review. I’ve never read a Dekker book before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Boy have I been missing out. Dekker hooked me from the start. BoneMan’s Daughters is one of those thrillers that is hard to put down. At the end of each chapter, you’re left hanging. You’ll want to keep reading even though it’s two in the morning and you have a busy day at work the next day. I’m a fan of Ted Dekker now and I plan on reading more books written by him.
Here’s a short intro to the BoneMan’s Daughters from the Hachette Book Group’s website:
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.
At some point in the story, the BoneMan tells Ryan to kill someone. If Ryan doesn’t do it, then the BoneMan will kill Ryan’s daughter. So Ryan has to either kill an innocent person or let his daughter die. What an awful situation to be in. I’m not going to tell you what Ryan did, but I was wondering how many people out there would be willing to kill an innocent bystander to save a loved one. Would you?