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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Thr3e by Ted Dekker

One normal day, Kevin Parson gets phone call from Slater, a stalker. Slater tells him to confess his sins in three minutes on his car will explode. Kevin leaves his car behind and horrifically watches as his vehicle explodes into oblivion.
From there, Slater keeps calling him with riddles for him to solve. The penalty for failing to solve them within the allotted time frame are the deaths of loved ones.
Accompanied by police detective Jennifer Peters, the two of them attempt to unravel the clues about Slater and stop him before any more things blow up.
The characters are good, especially for this type of book. They are imperfect and believable.
The funny thing about this book is the end. I didn't see it coming. It might be the most original end I have ever read. The idea behind it is very real and something I believe could happen to a person.
This is not your typical serial killer book, even though it seems like it at the beginning. Just bear with it and you'll find the original end soon enough.
There are no plot holes in this book. Ted Dekker has it all sown up nicely. He even based the book on a Scripture reference, one that people don't think about very much.
The title makes sense. It means something beyond Slater's obsessions with threes and multiples of threes.
This is the kind of book that makes me proud of Christian fiction and of what authors can up with these days.
5 stars

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