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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: BoneMan's Daughters

TITLE: BoneMan's Daughters
AUTHOR: Ted Dekker
NARRATOR: Robert Petkoff
PUBLISHER: Hachette Audio
FORMAT: Unabridged OverDrive WMA Audiobook (10 hours, 25 minutes)
GENRE: Suspense, Thriller


A Texas serial killer called BoneMan is on the loose, choosing young girls as his prey, His signature: myriad broken bones that torture and kill - but never puncture.

Military intelligence officer Ryan Evans is married to his work; so much so that his wife and daughter have written him out of their lives. Sent to Fallujah and captured by insurgents, he is asked to kill children not unlike his own. The method: a meticulous, excruciating death by broken bones that his captor has forced him to learn.

Returning home after the ordeal, a new crisis awaits. A serial killer is on the loose, and his method of killing is the same. Ryan becomes a prime suspect, which isn't even the worst of his problems: Ryan's daughter is BoneMan's latest desire.

In a story that is devastating in its skill and suspense, - Ted Dekker brings to bear his ability to terrify and compel in BONEMAN'S DAUGHTERS.


This is my first book by this author.

The beginning of the book reads like two separate stories: One story tells about Military Intelligence Officer Ryan Evans, who is psychologically tortured by insurgents in Iraq; the other story is about a serial killer nicknamed “Boneman”, who kidnaps young girls and breaks their bones but not their skin, leaving them to die of internal bleeding. The two stories eventually meld together, which is where the story starts to pick up pace.

The narrator, Robert Petkoff, did a great job…even Boneman’s voice was creepy!

I enjoyed the book well enough to look for other works by this author.

MY RATING: 3.5 stars!

This book qualifies as:
#15 for my 2011 100+ Reading Challenge
#9 for my 2011 Audio Book Challenge
#9 for my 2011 "Whisper Stories in My Ear" Challenge



  1. I've seen Dekker's name on shelves and online before, but I've never felt compelled to read his work. The whole thriller genre is a hard one for me to get into for some reason, likely because the ones I have read usually feel so familiar and formulaic. Doubt I'll be in a hurry to check this one out, but if you do find a better book of his to review, I'll be sure to read what you have to say.

    ... visiting via Cym Lowell's Review Party.

  2. Never read anything by this author before, but wow that had to be disturbing to read.

  3. Hello, Rabid Fox and Jenn! Thanks for stopping by!!

    Rabid Fox: I have been given a few more recommendations for Dekker novels. First, the Circle Series which you can read in more detail here: From that series, there are off-shoots to The Lost Books Series [] and The Paradise Series. Together, all three series make up The Books of History Chronicles. Another stand-alone novel that was recommended to me was The Bride Collector. I think that Thr3e [] sounds good.

    Jenn: Yes, this was a disturbing read! However, as a parent, I can empathize with Ryan Evans, who is willing to do anything to save his daughter.

  4. I read that one, and it was a entertaining. My favorite of his that I've read is The Priest's Graveyard. Writer’s Mark

    1. I haven't heard of that one, but I'll be sure to look it up. Thanks for stopping by, Nancy!


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