Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"Kiss"-Ted Dekker and Erin Healy

Sometimes dying with the truth is better than living with a lie. After a
car accident puts Shauna McAllister in a coma and wipes out six months of her
memory, she returns to her childhood home to recover, but her arrival is fraught
with confusion. Her estranged father, a senator bidding on the White House, and
her abusive stepmother blame Shauna for the tragedy, which has left her beloved
brother severely brain damaged. 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
(taken from http://www.teddekker.com/site.php?content=album&album=190934).

Go to http://www.thelostkiss.com/ to:

  • purchase book
  • watch a video interview with the authors
  • Download the first 2 chapters
  • Link to the authors websites and facebooks
  • Read more about the book/authors/and get downloads

What I have to say

Kiss-Ted Dekker and Erin Healy

When I heard Ted Dekker's newst novel Kiss was coauthored I was scared! He is by far my favorite author and I was afraid his style wouldn't shine through. The line between Dekker's voice and Erin Healy's cannot be found. Their styles flow together brilliantly, creating an unforgetable thriller. (I'm sure their prior work together helped).
Healy gives some great insight into the mind of the main character, both being female. Or is it Dekker's alter-ego Samantha? (Any Thr3e fans out ther)? Severed family ties; a possibly corrupt family corporation; presidential race; political scandal; family tragedy; human-trafficking; drug trafficking; and lost love gives this story it's tag line of

Heart pounding meets heart warming!

Did I miss anything?

From the first page I was hooked. Every touch revealed a secret, opened Shauna up to an unknown world that I could not get enough of. With every chapter I became more invested in the story and more desperate for answers. Each day I wanted to race home to read more.
Using real world issues and a bit of imagination, Dekker again creates a great thriller. His collaboration with Healy, I'll gladly admit, did not disappoint. The countdown beings...One year till Burn!

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