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12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

A Nail Biter

I was curious as to how this author would do in his first of this kind. His award winning fantasy (Circle Trilogy) has a huge following, but I'm not into fantasy. Another of his books about a serial killer was supposedly religious, which again, I'm not into.

Now come...
I was curious as to how this author would do in his first of this kind. His award winning fantasy (Circle Trilogy) has a huge following, but I'm not into fantasy. Another of his books about a serial killer was supposedly religious, which again, I'm not into.

Now comes BoneMan's Daughters and as an employee of a major book seller and a lover of thrillers I got my hands on an early copy.

Every bit as good as any thriller I've read this last year. Not perfect (some of the details in Iraq were off) but once it gains steam this is a nail-biter to the bitter end. Dekker knows how to write with heart and he had mine all the way through.

Not bad, not bad at all.

posted by pennywisePC on March 9, 2009

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6 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

SIMPLY DREADFUL

Words cannot even begin to explain how bad this book is. I enjoy reviewing a good book for others to enjoy but I really get upset when a writer with a considerable following writes something that his fans are going to waste their money on when they are expecting much mo...
Words cannot even begin to explain how bad this book is. I enjoy reviewing a good book for others to enjoy but I really get upset when a writer with a considerable following writes something that his fans are going to waste their money on when they are expecting much more. This has a plotline that has been done again and again..the serial killer with his many quirks (his mother's fault of course), grabbing girls off the street and murdering them of course, in his basement. The only thing that differs from this overused plot is the method of killing which in this case is breaking all the bones in their body without breaking the skin while he spends his free moments smearing, of all things, Noxzema all over his body. Again his mother's fault.
In comes the estranged ex-military father to save the day. His credibility would make any military specialist cringe as his methods are unreasearched and ludicrious. He also suffers from various forms of nausea and threats of throwing up every few pages.
If all this isn't enough, the writing is so bad it is sad,no other word for it.
In this genre of torturing girls you may read the other book this taken from or watch the movie as this is not an original by any means.
I thought perhaps the ending would perhaps hold some redeeming or surprising revelation but nothing there either.
A thump on the head to the Hatchett Book Group ,if you buy this you will want to bury the hatchet, literally.
So many great writers out there but fail to understand why they are lettin down thier fans more often lately, don't they owe their readers their best?

posted by Lindacat on March 5, 2009

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  • Posted March 5, 2009

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    SIMPLY DREADFUL

    Words cannot even begin to explain how bad this book is. I enjoy reviewing a good book for others to enjoy but I really get upset when a writer with a considerable following writes something that his fans are going to waste their money on when they are expecting much more. This has a plotline that has been done again and again..the serial killer with his many quirks (his mother's fault of course), grabbing girls off the street and murdering them of course, in his basement. The only thing that differs from this overused plot is the method of killing which in this case is breaking all the bones in their body without breaking the skin while he spends his free moments smearing, of all things, Noxzema all over his body. Again his mother's fault.
    In comes the estranged ex-military father to save the day. His credibility would make any military specialist cringe as his methods are unreasearched and ludicrious. He also suffers from various forms of nausea and threats of throwing up every few pages.
    If all this isn't enough, the writing is so bad it is sad,no other word for it.
    In this genre of torturing girls you may read the other book this taken from or watch the movie as this is not an original by any means.
    I thought perhaps the ending would perhaps hold some redeeming or surprising revelation but nothing there either.
    A thump on the head to the Hatchett Book Group ,if you buy this you will want to bury the hatchet, literally.
    So many great writers out there but fail to understand why they are lettin down thier fans more often lately, don't they owe their readers their best?

    6 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2011

    Had to put it down

    I have read a number of his earlier books and he always ended up on my to-read list. This one was different. I could not get done with even 100 pages. Suspense and thriller books are good, as is his religious side, but this one is too gruesome.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    One of the worst

    I am sorry to say that I fail to understand this author's popularity. I found this book to be juvenile and amateurish in every way. The use of the English language was embarassing; the sentence sturcture was very poor. I lost track of who was speaking and had to go back to figure it out. The author himself lost track of what he had previously written (how can a man whose arms are shackled behind him throw his arms around his daughter?!)
    Based on the piece of crime reporting in the back of the book, I was looking forward to reading Adam. However, having read this book and realizing the piece in back was by someone else, I would not waste my time and money. Sorry, Ted.

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  • Posted April 29, 2010

    Not very probable

    Ryan is the main character. He's a navy intelligence officer, but does not act like one in the desert, or later on when his estranged daughter is taken away. The author makes too big a deal about saving his daughter, no matter what. He wasn't there for her for most of her life, now suddenly he wants to be the perfect father. No wonder she rejected him. The soon-to-be ex wife goes ballistic by just seeing him. The charcters just are not believeable. I won't be buying any more of his books. I would not recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2009

    Silly! Don't waste your time.

    I was really looking forward to reading this book. I have never read Ted Dekker before and I thought this was a good chance to start. I wanted to like this book but I can't in good conscience give it a good review. The first few chapters drew me in, but soon after that it became a big disappointment. This was a long winded farce that was played up as a frightening thriller. It was neither frightening nor thrilling. In fact I had a very hard time picking it up enough to finish it. The dialog was boring, the characters were extremely thin and by the end of it, I was just wishing that the Boneman would put them all out of my misery. If anyone is looking for a good thriller, read any of the Preston/Child books, Tess gerritsen, or James Rollins.

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