Thursday, November 19, 2009
Kiss by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy
Leaning on Wayne Spade, a forgotten but hopeful lover who stays by her side, Shauna tries to sort out what happened that night by jarring her memory to life. Instead, she acquires a mysterious mental ability that will either lead her to truth or get her killed by the people trying to hide it. In this blind game of cat and mouse that stares even the darkest memories in the face, Shauna is sure of only one thing: if she remembers, she dies."
synopsis and picture taken from authors website
I have to honestly say that I really loved this book. I had looked at Kiss I do not know how many times at B&N, or the local bookstore. I would pick it up and always put it back, but I was intrigued by the cover. It had me thinking all sorts of things about the story. I had thought that Ted Dekker only wrote Christian fiction. I have nothing against this genre but I had never read a lot of it and didn't really care for it. I have read some Dee Henderson, which I enjoyed, but that was about it.This book changed my mind and I am glad that I bought it.
Erin Healy has co authored a few books with Ted Dekker and is soon to have her novel, Never Let You Go to be released in January 2010. Ted and Erin have a new novel coming out called Burn to also be released in January 2010.
The main character Shauna, who ended up in a coma after a car accident that also injured her brother. He ended up with a brain injury and it wiped out her memory of the previous six months. Shauna's father is running for President and has some dark secrets. Shauna and her father have been estranged for a long time and Shauna does not like her stepmother, who is just a nasty person who abused her in her younger years. She will not allow Shauna to see her brother at all and blames Shauna for what happened to.
After the accident Shauna finds that she is able to "take" peoples memories, and she does not remember anything that happened prior to the accident. With the help of a boyfriend she does not remember, they try to figure out what caused the accident or whether it was just an accident or something more sinister. She tries to find out what her fathers secrets are. Since her accident and memory loss she has a hard time deciding who she can trust.
She also has drug charges and criminal negligence charges against her. She begins to suspect that people who she thinks she trusted turn out to have different ideas and she realizes that someone is trying to kill her for what she knows or what they think she knows. Whoever is after her does not want her to remember what happened. To say any more would spoil the read for you.
Kiss is a suspenseful, paranormal thriller that you will not want to put down. Just when you think something will happen, the story spins in a different direction more suspensful than before. As a matter of fact I would read it at night untill the book would fall on the floor, I liked it that much. I know I will be reading more of Ted Dekker and Erin Healy novels.
I highly recommend it. Go get a copy and I am sure you will feel the same.