BoneMan's Daughters

BoneMan's Daughters

Large Print - 2009
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"They call him BoneMan, a serial killer who's abducted six young women. He's the perfect father looking for the perfect daughter, and when his victims fail to meet his lofty expectations, he kills them by breaking their bones and leaving them to die. Intelligence officer Ryan Evans, on the other hand, has lost all hope of ever being the perfect father. His daughter and wife have written him out of their lives. Everything changes when BoneMan takes Ryan's estranged daughter, Bethany, as his seventh victim. Ryan goes after BoneMan on his own. But the FBI sees it differently. New evidence points to the suspicion that Ryan is BoneMan. Now the hunter is the hunted, and in the end, only one father will stand."--Publisher website.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9781410415448
Call Number: DEKKER
Characteristics: 545 p. (large print) ; 23 cm
Subjects: Thrillers (Fiction)
Large type books.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Serial murderers -- Fiction.
Intelligence officers -- United States -- Fiction.
Alternative Title: Bone man's daughters


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sarahbru17 Jul 23, 2017

Characters: 7/10
Plot: 8/10
Writing: 8/10
Creepy, enticing. It didn't have as direct a takeaway as some of Dekker's other novels, but it was a thrilling read.

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Scythers Aug 08, 2017

Some content of my comment may be considered "spoilers".
I have read many of Ted Dekker's books. If you have read THR3E before, you'll understand why I had a hard time for a while with this book worrying about using a redundant story line. Thankfully, Ted Dekker seems to have done this on purpose, yet changes it up enough to keep me plenty happy. I did NOT like the last 10 or so pages though, as they wrap up too conveniently and almost hastily. That being said, considering some of his other works, I enjoyed the final confrontation in this novel. A few times, I jokingly thought that the book was full of adds with all the brand names in it (which may or may not be the case...?).

sarahbru17 Jul 23, 2017

Characters: 7/10
Plot: 8/10
Writing: 8/10
Creepy, enticing. It didn't have as direct a takeaway as some of Dekker's other novels, but it was a thrilling read.

Sep 17, 2014

It's a compelling, what-happens-next, read, but the writing style is a bit over-wrought and repetitive, and the characters are types rather than individuals. Good enough on its own, but not sufficient to make me want to read more by the same author.

Jan 15, 2014

I was really not a fan of this book and had high hopes after all the raving review I read. I found myself skipping paragraphs just to finish the book faster, and sadly I did not miss anything while skipping. It was a very wordy book and there was not any real need for it. The ending was what saved this book from a one star. A fantastic ending!

Jun 10, 2013

This book did not at all feel like 400 pages. I really enjoy Ted Dekkers writing and expect at least some sort of violent twist in his books, so the graphic parts of this book really did not take me by surprise. It wasn't my favorite Dekker book but it is worth a read for sure!!!!

Nov 23, 2012

I find Dekker to be a hit and miss author. I like some of his work but some of his books make almost no sense and are almost painful to read through to the end. This one was one in the latter category for me

mjsn Jul 17, 2012

I thought this book was gonna have me having nightmares, but it didn't. It was a very good thriller but a bit graphic.

red_raven_26 Jul 06, 2012

I loved the suspense in this book! I am a huge fan of Ted Dekker so I found this book to be one of his best. The aspect of the serial killer really brought the thrill with this story. I also loved the message that this book portrays about the powerful love that a father has for his daughter. It was scary but also a tear jerker.

May 13, 2012

I love Ted Dekker books. He did a great job on this one. Very interesting and hard to put down. It was a little too graphic for me, and I skipped over some of the graphic details, but well worth reading.

JewelMcLatchy May 01, 2012

A 400 page book that felt like 200. Was really hard to put this one down; pacing was great, story was captivating. Not as much character development in this as with some of Dekker's others, but still an altogether satisfying read.

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pagasor Apr 20, 2012

Ryan Evans was taken captive after a bombing in the desert. Ryan is one of the navy intelligents best men. Thats why hes a captain. As well as being smart he can hide his emotions deep down inside so that he can get a job done. Everything changes after the bombing. Hes taken captive by Americas enemies. Kahlid his captor and torcher, is tring to make Ryon break down...mentally. He has to look at images of what America has done to Kahlids country. The Kahlid starts sending innocent children into the room, one at a time. Ryan can help the children survive, but he must give up the lolcation of his daughter and wife so Kahlid can kill them instead. Ryan makes the obvious choice, but rthe haunting sound of childrens breaking bones is horrible. Ryan does breakdown, but not before being miracuously rescued. He decides war is to much for him and goes home, to reneew his broken relationship with his unfaithful wife, and model daughter. He is rejected and disowned by his family, and sent to deal with his well-deserved misery and dismay all alone. Ryan, forced to stay away from his daughter, whom he loves more that anything, by a legal form he finds out too late that a popular murderer called the bone man has taken his daughter for his next victim. Boneman, like Ryans desert captors, fancies in breaking the bones girls, without breaking a single cell of skin. The cold boneman took all the girls hoing that each would be an exceptable daughter, but each failed and he disposed of them. Now Bethany is to take his trial, while still feeling resentment to her real father and mother. Ryan follows a clue trail that the boneman left him, hoping mistruths, knowing full well the unthinkable could happen. BAHH to his own life, he was fully devoted to rescuing his daughter whatever the cost. This enthralling and intriguing novel is of a broken family coming together and learning to love, only because tragedy brings them together. Big hit for me. Im only 12 burt i think people much older could read this book with intrest.


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