Tuesday, March 03, 2009
I just finished reading KISS by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy. If you like suspense fiction, then you would probably like the book. Since reading Three, I've really liked Ted Dekker on account of the fact he is willing to deal with and examine the darker issues of humanity so as to shine light on them. If you've never read the Circle Trilogy - I highly recommend it.
KISS has nothing to do with Gene Simmons, his jewels, or the band. Here is a summary of the book from Dekker's website:
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 dies.
Without giving anything away, I think that the themes in the book are interesting and powerful. For that reason alone I would recommend this as a read. That being said, I didn't think the book had the punch at the end for me like Three & Obsessed did (especially Obsessed). Not that it is bad, I just had different expectations than what it delievered.
Read it though! We'd have an interesting conversation after you did, I do promise that.