Friday, December 11, 2015

Ted Dekker Feature

Burn
     It has been too long since I read some of Ted Dekker's older novels - some of the ones he wrote in collaboration with other authors, the ones that told thrilling tales with crime, contradiction, conspiracy and danger, and got me reading his words so feverishly to begin with.

     I just finished Burn for the second time. I couldn't remember anything from the first time I read it, but it was gripping, intense, and well worth the second time through.

     Janeal Mikkado has never belonged in her own Gypsy tribe. Shunned. Disrespected. She's anticipating a life outside of this sheltered life she lives when everything goes up in smoke.

     Literally.

     She becomes entangled with a dangerous criminal, a twisted scheme involving a million dollars, and a number of gruesome and cruel deaths that send her on a path she never would have imagined.

Kiss
     Another book of Dekker's that I recently re-read, Kiss, is also a gripping read. Ironically enough, I didn't remember what happened in this one either, and it's about a main character with a bad case of amnesia.

     I love amnesia plots. They allow for conspiracies, and for twists and turns that come as such surprises because absolutely no one knows that they're going to happen - the main character least of all.

    These collab-books by Dekker and Healy have to be some of my favourites from Dekker's bookshelf. I would highly recommend checking out Erin Healy after this, which is what I am certainly going to do. She just came out with her newest book, Hiding Places, and will be next in line to read it.


     Ted Dekker also just came out with A.D. 30 and A.D. 33, an amazing new series that is just raw and ravaging with emotion. I'm always quick to pick up what he puts out, and I was not disappointed this time either. He remains to be my favourite author in Christian Fiction, and I cannot wait to see what he comes up with next.

--Elise--

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