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BoneMan's Daughters by Ted Dekker

April 22nd, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

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Thanks to Miriam at Hachette Book Group for the opportunity to review this book.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Description: 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.

Wow, talk about an intense book.  It was a good but disturbing story that will draw readers in and be sitting on pins and needles to find out what happens in the end.  At the beginning Ryan sounds like a jerk of a father.  I mean, I am a military brat so I understand how important the jobs our military men and women do but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t make an effort to also be there for their family.  You start to feel sorry for him as you read about his experience being held prisoner and having to watch young boys and girls be tortured and killed in front of him.  Then you see him suffer a breakdown after rejection by his wife and daughter and then has to track down the BoneMan after he kidnaps Ryan’s daughter.  Like I mention above it is a good story but prepare for some gruesome scenes.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Mystery

7 Responses

  1. drey

    Agree on the gruesome factor. But I couldn’t put it down, either!

  2. emily

    Recently I have read his book “Kiss”… I like it… hope to get a chance to read his other books…

  3. dsuzuki

    I’ll have to check out his other books. This was the first I’ve read by him.

  4. Tashiana

    Ok this sounds so good. SOmething like Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Aren’t serial killer books always so interesting in that twisted, morbid way?

  5. Raelena

    I love serial killer books…they keep me in edge. I actually have this one coming to me in the mail

  6. Wrighty

    I still haven’t had the chance to read this book but it sounds really good! Most people gave it great reviews. I’ll be looking for it!

  7. Briana

    This sounds really creepy but in a good kinda way. I’m glad I saw this review. I’ll have to add this one to my list.

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