Friday, April 25, 2014


Commander Ryan Evans was a husband and father who had been disenfranchised by his wife and daughter.  He no longer had the right to live in their home, or relate to them as husband and father,  the result of putting his military career first for 15 years.  Rarely home, out of touch.
But when the serial killer called BoneMan invades their home and takes his daughter, Bethany, all bets are off.  BoneMan intends for Bethany to be his 7th victim.
Ryan's release from special assignment as an intelligence analyst finds him struggling to reconnect with civilian life after two years in the Iraqi desert.  The killing spree coincides with Evan's return home; by design of the killer.  Ryan's panic along with evidence placed to implicate him, cause the FBI to believe the killer is Ryan Evans.  It doesn't help that the killings have begun again after a break of several years, just when Ryan returns home.  Bethany's abduction awakens his fatherly instinct which he has had to push down for many years.  He is determined he will find BoneMan and will reclaim his daughter and their relationship. I have goosebumps writing this, remembering how it pulled at my heartstrings in the midst of a heinous murder mystery!
The story plays out with a host of underlying plot lines and connections between characters.  I was in from the first page because Ted Dekker writes this story like a real life situation and that pulled me in and kept me reading.  He is an expert at writing life from the viewpoint of a warped mind.  The details of the abduction and the killing of the girls is at times graphic and hard to read, but the story is so compelling that I had no choice but to read through and keep going to get to what I knew had to be a happy ending!  I had to stay focused to keep track of the action and get the most out of the details that were clues to the Bone
Man's train of thought.
I highly recommend this if you like murder mysteries with layers of plot twists and edge of your seat good reading!
Up next-Cane River by Lalita Tademy.
I look forward to sharing this with you and hope you will return!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Real Reviews for You

Having been an avid reader all my life, I have a passion for a "good read."  This is my first post on a new blog.  I hope to inspire you to read a book you have not thought of reading.  I want to also be a good source for you to turn to when you would like to read a real, honest review on a volume before you buy or borrow it.  My focus is Christian authors who write with an edge, fiction and non-fiction.  I will also review secular writings including some best-sellers and well known authors.
If you share this passion, then I hope you will come back for a real review.  Or, if not, maybe my reviews will spark an interest in a new hobby.
By the way, I also test and review some of my favorite cookbooks.  You can find those reviews at  So, while I am not new to blogging, this blog is a new endeavor for me, but a very familiar subject.
  My first offering will be a review of Boneman's Daughters by author Ted Dekker.  Spine chilling and absorbing.
So glad you are here!  Thanks for reading, see you soon!!