Archive for January, 2009

KISS by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy

January 27, 2009


by Ted Dekker & Erin Healy
Thomas Nelson Publishers

Wow! I was hooked from page one of this exciting mystery. I picked the book up in the morning and finished before bedtime. (Didn’t get much else done that day!)

Shawna is trying to deal with her painful past; her mother’s death, her father’s rejection, and her step-mother’s abuse. She has walled off her heart and lost her faith. (Sound familiar? I promise that this one will be different.) On her way home from one more painful argument with her father, Shawna and her brother are in a terrible accident. She wakes up with no memory of the last six months, and her brother… well she can’t find out exactly what has happened to him.

Shawna begins to search for her missing past, and as she does, she begins to encounter the memories of other people. It is a strange and terrifying experience that she cannot understand or control. Is she going crazy? People want her to think so. She doesn’t know what is happening or who she can trust. She only knows that her future is incomplete without knowing her past, no matter how painful. As she continues to try to fill in the gaps, she finds that the search may prove deadly. There are powerful people involved who have a great deal to lose if she remembers the wrong thing.

It’s difficult to write a review without giving away the good stuff. Kiss was enjoyable and suspenseful, with a number of unexpected twists and turns. The characters are engaging – with good guys, and bad guys, and those you can’t quite figure out. Some don’t make sense until the very end, but all falls into place in a very satisfying conclusion. The only problem was that I didn’t want it to end. I suspect that you won’t either!