Skin - eBook  -     By: Ted Dekker
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Thomas Nelson / 2007 / ePub

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A freak storm that spawned three tornadoes bears down on the town of Summerville. Yet under cover of the storm looms a much more ominous threat: a vindictive killer known as Red who's left a string of victims in his wake and is now bent on exacting his revenge on the unsuspecting citizens.

But an enigma surrounds Red that the FBI is unwilling to admit - closely guarded secrets of something gone terribly wrong beneath the skin of Summerville, secrets capable of destroying far more than one small town.

Wendy Davidson is caught in the middle. The recovering cult survivor takes refuge in Summerville on her way to visit her estranged mother. And with her, four strangers, any one of whom could be the next victim...or the killer. 400 pages, hardcover from WestBow.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 9781418537111
ISBN-13: 9781418537111
Availability: In Stock

Publisher's Description

A freak storm has spawned three tornadoes that are bearing down on the town of Summerville.

Yet under the cover of the storm looms a much more ominous threat: A vindictive killer known as Red who's left a string of victims in his wake and is now bent on exacting his final revenge on the unsuspecting town.

But there is an enigma surrounding Red that the FBI is unwilling to admit-closely guarded secrets of something gone terribly wrong beneath the skin of Summerville. Secrets that will destroy far more than one small town.

Wendy Davidson is caught in the middle. She's a recovering cult survivor who takes refuge in Summerville on her way to visit her estranged mother. And with her, four strangers, any of whom could be the next victim . . . or the killer.

Publisher's Weekly

Derivative of such puzzle dramas as Lost, The Usual Suspects, Fight Club and The Matrix, this thriller by Dekker (Thr3e; Blink) reads more like a screenplay than a novel. Its third-person omniscient narrator includes mostly dialogue, blocking and description of scenery and little else. Early in the novel, five young adults are sucked into a serial killer's evil game. While experienced Dekker readers will see some of what is coming, a number of plot points are entirely unpredictable, due in large part to the constant barrage of red herrings the reader must endure before discovering the novel's final revelations. Unfortunately, the dialogue-dominated prose is hackneyed and juvenile; a reason is given for the childishness of some of the language, but this does not fully excuse the many cliched passages of the book. These problems, however, are secondary to the novel's central flaw, which is that the ambitiously twisty plot does not make sense. The characters' backstories are implausible, and their actions and experiences in the present never quite add up. The novel is clearly intended to be a challenging exploration of the nature of beauty, morality and truth, but despite having put lots of words about these concepts in his confused characters' mouths, Dekker offers no new insights. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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  1. 2 Stars Out Of 5
    July 21, 2010
    Marissa
    This review was written for Skin.
    Ted Dekker is an amazing author. His writing is both intriguing and suspenseful. However I had a hard time reading his book in good conscience. Yes, it is a book about a serial killer and it does have some gory parts which is clearly stated on the book's cover. But what bothered me is that the killer wanted to kill the ugliest, which meant not only on the outside but also on the inside. Sin makes you ugly is basically what it's saying, yet nowhere in the book does it tell you how you can become beautiful. That really bothered me. I was really confused on what this book was trying to tell me or what "lesson" I was supposed to take from it. I really didn't get what Dekker was trying to do. As a Christian, this isn't a book I'll read again. I'm rating it a 1 1/2 stars for the creative writing and for it's creative twists, but not for the REAL meaning of the book.
  2. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    February 2, 2010
    Betty Mckenzie
    This review was written for Skin.
    Definitely not what I expected, but when I started reading it I couldn't put it down. I was never sure where the author was taking us. Even at the end I was left wondering, "Could it be...". I'm a suspense novel fan and love Frank Perretti style fiction. Now I've added Dekker to my list of favorite authors. Skin is definitely worth buying.
  3. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    October 9, 2009
    Andrea
    This review was written for Skin.
    Another great book by Ted;how does he do it? All of his books are so different. No cliches whatsoever. Such a good read.
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