Twenty minutes later Daniel is resuscitated, only to be haunted by those 20 missing minutes.
It soon becomes painfully clear that the only way to stop Eve is to recover those missing minutes by dying...again. What isn't nearly as clear is just how many times he will have to die to discover the truth, not only about Eve, but about himself. Daniel will have to face haunting realities about demon possession in the modern world - and reevaluate his prejudice against religion - to stop Eve.
©2008 Ted Dekker; (P)2008 Oasis Audio
I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)
I'll start with the good points: the narrator is consistent and the first 5-6 hours of the story are quite engaging.
Then the religion comes in... but it's not really religion, it's some sort of demon possession mish-mash. This would have been ok, if it had been blended in as part of the story, but it becomes the whole story after the 6 hour point. No more detecting, no more solving, no more chasing, just lots of "in-my-head dealing-with-possession" type of silliness - long passages of descriptions of "Evil" as an entity.
It's like a thriller/detective story crossed with a bad horror book, but it's not scary, just sorta silly. Demon possession? Sure... but not with characters that ALL act outside of normal parameters. A serial killer might behave like this, and, maybe, so would an experienced FBI investigator having a breakdown, but would a forensic pathologist and a lawyer ALSO behave so abnormally? Naw...
I waffled between 2 and 3 stars because, essentially, the last 4 hours of it are junk even though it starts with such promise.
This book was a bit far fetched yet predictable. It was "okay" but not one of the better books I've heard. By the end, in the "scariest" parts, my friends and I were laughing at how ludicrous it was. I'm sure that was not the author's intent.
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