Recently released by Thomas Nelson.Aussie readers ~ I have a copy of Skin to give to one brave reader – LOL! Post a comment and I will put your name in the draw – this contest closes at midnight onSunday 3rd June, 2007.
Freak tornadoes are wreaking havoc in the small town of Summerville, Nevada while Sterling Red, a man who embodies evil is creating his own wave of destruction by murdering Summerville’s inhabitants at an ever increasing rate. Wendy Davidson, traumatised by her cult upbringing and unable to accept physical touch, rescues siblings Carey and Nicole, flags down Deputy Colt Jackson, a man unerringly accurate with a gun yet socially inept with women. Together they find refuge in the basement of an old home, to wait out the storm and the terror of a killer set on revenge.
When the storm subsides, the group are dumbfounded by the total destruction of the town but their shock quickly turns to horror when another man stumbles in, missing a finger, hacked off by the killer as a warning and confirming his vendetta is directed towards these individuals.Tentatively, they share their histories in an effort to understand what possible link they have to each other and the killer. Confusion mounts and fear skyrockets as Sterling Red demands they murder the ugliest among them or bear consequences even more unthinkable.
Ted Dekker has written another thriller in every sense of the word, the action is non stop, the tale twisted and confusing and the characters are complex. Many scenes are gruesome and Skin is certainly not for everyone but the intricate plot and mysteriousness of the world the characters find themselves in kept me turning page after page in anticipation of the final showdown. The fleeting nature of our outer skin and what constitutes true beauty are explored in a way that will remain with the reader for some time. Dekker once again stretches the realms of possibility which is somewhat distracting and the book concludes with more questions than answers, an ongoing trademark of Dekker’s books devotees will recognise!