Boneman’s Daughter by Ted Dekker
In typical Dekker fashion… we enter a book about a serial killer who murders his victims by breaking their bones, but not their skin. A killer who stems from his own feelings of abandonment. After not being heard from for over two years, suddenly he re-emerges and abducts 16-year-old Bethany Evans. Bethany’s father, Ryan has recently returned from Iraq, after having been captured and tortured. As Ryan tried to find Bethany he is still dealing with his own emotional scars he caries with his from the war and this not only hinders his efforts in finding his daughter, but causes the authorities to wonder if Ryan is not The Boneman.
I do enjoy Dekker’s books finding the suspense filled stories to cause my heart to beat a little faster as I try to get behind the author’s pen and guess where he is going this time around. The Boneman’s Daughter was different than some of Dekker’s books that I had read, but similar in ways to his recent book,The Bride Collector.
The theme of this book is centered around abandonment, Bethany’s history with her parents have caused her to build her own protective wall around herself… and in turn reflects on how many people reflect on their faith, at times feeling as though God has abandoned them. Dekker again sends a clear message of God’s love in his own unique style.
Boneman’s Daughter was a good read, yet not my favorite of Dekker’s as I found parts to be increasingly “horror filled” and not as tame as some of his other books. While not gory – I felt Dekker pulled away from the message he started out to portray but going too far into the fear factor.
Book Journeys map has been updated to include Boneman’s Daughter
Cover Story: It is a great cover and pulls me in.
I received this book as part of our Spring 2010 Library Sale
It will now be passed on to:Jackie from My Ever Expanding Library