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Review: BoneMan’s Daughters (Audio)

By Ted Dekker, Read by Robert Petkoff
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Pub. Date: April 2009
ISBN-13: 9781600246043
Edition Description: Unabridged

The blurb from Barnes and Noble:

Military intelligence officer Ryan Evans is married to his work; so much so that his wife and daughter have written him out of their lives. Sent to Fallujah and captured by insurgents, he is asked to kill children not unlike his own. The method: a meticulous, excruciating death by broken bones that his captor has forced him to learn.

Returning home after the ordeal, a new crisis awaits. A serial killer is on the loose, and his method of killing is the same. Ryan becomes a prime suspect, which isn’t even the worst of his problems: Ryan’s daughter is BoneMan’s latest desire.

In a story that is devastating in its skill and suspense, – Ted Dekker brings to bear his ability to terrify and compel in BONEMAN’S DAUGHTERS.

The Short of It:

Dark, creepy and a bit twisted yet entertaining at the same time.

My Thoughts:

*no spoilers*

I won this audio book from Dar over at Peeking Between the Pages and thought it would be perfect to listen to during my commute, both to and from work. You see, I am not a big audio book listener. I have the perfect commute for it but I tend to lose interest as my mind wanders while driving. However, I gave this one a shot and found myself completely lost in the story.

It’s twisted but not overly graphic and yes there is bone breaking and yes, I did find myself cracking my knuckles a a lot while listening (I know, I am one sick puppy!) but it held my attention and had enough suspense to keep me listening. I did tire of the “it’s not me, it’s him” scenario. Listening to it, it seemed to go on too long but it didn’t really detract from my enjoyment of it.

Although not terribly graphic, I would refrain from playing this in the car, on the way to swimming lessons and you will probably never want to use Noxzema again in your life but that’s okay.