Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Review: Three by Ted Dekker

published by:  Mass Market Paperback

Enter a world where nothing is what it seems. Where your closest friend could be your greatest enemy.

Kevin Parson is driving his car late one summer day when, suddenly, his cell phone rings. A man who identifies himself as Slater speaks in a breathy voice: You have exactly three minutes to confess your sin to the world. Refuse, and the car you're driving will blow sky high.

Kevin panics. Who would make such a call? What sin? Kevin ditches the car. Precisely three minutes later, a massive explosion sets his world on a collision course with madness.

I own a few Ted Dekker books, but this is the first one that I've read.  It certainly won't be the last.  I really liked it!

If you want a great thriller suspense type book, this is definitely one you need.  The ending was very interesting and surprising.  It made me want to reread the book and see if I could poke holes in the story.  Very clever! 

His writing style reminded me of Tami Hoag.  I think if you're a fan of her you would like his books as well.  It seemed like the same level of suspense and violence...maybe a little less than Hoag.  Just a good solid thriller mystery that keeps you hanging until the very end.

Thanks to Hachette for sending me a copy of this book to review.


Rachel said...

Ooo, sounds very intriguing! I have read Tami Hoag, but it's been a little while. This definitely sounds like something I need to add to my to read list. :)

lisa :) said...

Glad to hear you liked this one - I got really into Ted Dekker with his Circle trilogy, and I'm pretty impressed with his work. I like how he's a Christian writer but weaves themes into his books subtly, most of his stories are really intelligent and thought provoking. I haven't read anything by Tami Hoag - any titles to recommend?

Autumn said...

I've liked everything Tami Hoag has put out. I really liked Deeper Than the Dead her most recent release. Her older ones are all really good too.

Jessica said...

I always hear good things about Dekker's books. Maybe I'll give this one a try. :)