4/14/11

The Priest's Graveyard by Ted Dekker

5 STARS!

About the Book -
Two abandoned souls are on the hunt for one powerful man. Soon, their paths will cross and lead to one twisted fate.

Danny Hansen is a Bosnian immigrant who came to America with hopes of escaping haunted memories of a tragic war that took his mother’s life. Now he’s a priest who lives by a law of love and compassion. It is powerful men and hypocrites who abide by legal law but eschew the law of love that most incense Danny. As an avenging angel, he believes it is his duty to show them the error of their ways, at any cost.   
 
Renee Gilmore is the frail and helpless victim of one such powerful man. Having escaped his clutches, she now lives only to satisfy justice by destroying him, regardless of whom she must become in that pursuit.
 
But when Danny and Renee’s paths become inexorably entangled things go very, very badly and neither of them may make it out of this hunt alive.
 
Judge not, or you too will be judged. 
 
About the Author -  
Ted Dekker is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-five novels, including BoneMan’s Daughters, Thr3e, Adam, and The Bride Collector.

New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille calls him “a true master of thrillers” and NPR readers chose Ted as a Top 50 “Killer Thriller” author of all time alongside Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Harlan Coben, and Brad Meltzer.

His critically acclaimed storytelling has kept millions worldwide tearing through the pages late into the night, always with the lights on and the doors locked. 
Visit his website - teddekker.com


My Review - 
You have no idea what a thrill it was for me to one of the few chosen to review this book, being the huge fan that I am of Ted Dekker's. It has been a while since I have read a Dekker book (about 6 mo.) so silly me I keep forgetting how amazing he is.

I am so glad that this book did not disappoint. Within the first chapter this book jumps out at you with all its suspensefulness!  Dekker also has a way with the characters. Just after the first couple of chapters I was in love with the three main characters. Renee' is just plain adorable! She is needy, sweet, kind, thankful, nice... or is she? Danny is suppose to be the bad guy? Then why do we like him so much? And there's Lamont - sweet guy, Angel, Renee's Savior? Wow, Guess we didn't really know him at all! Are these 3 people bad guys turned good, or good guys turned bad? It is really hard to tell. 

I could have easily sat and read this whole book in one sitting, but everyday life gets in the way. So I read it in 2 days! This book is suspense at its very best. It literally keeps you guessing on each page. Towards the end - I thought "No!" I was shocked! I still couldn't believe it until I read more. This is one of Ted Dekker's best! 

If you have never read a book by Ted Dekker, first let me tell you how much you are missing out! Are you into very suspenseful books? Do you love being on the edge of your chair at the turn of every page? Do you love books that make you gasp out loud? You have got to try one. This is a good one to start with!



4 comments:

  1. To answer your questions, yes, yes and yes! I have never read Ted Dekker. I think I definitely have to now, and this sounds like an amazing book to start with.

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  2. I've never read Ted Dekker but your enthusiasm is contagious. I really need to get into the loop.

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  3. I really, really want to read this one!

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  4. I've never read a Ted Dekker book, but this sounds really good. Thanks for the review.

    Putting this on my wishlist.

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