"Don't trust your eyes" says the subtitle. This is a good story but he doesn't give Dean Koontz or Stephen King a good run for their money. Though this is a Christian author, this particular book isn't overtly written in a Christian frame. I really enjoy Ted Dekker's work normally, and this one was rather disappointing. However, it is STILL worth the read!
I thought this was a good thriller in the Stephen King/Dean Koontz vein. It also reminded me of the movies "The Matrix" and "The 13th Floor." There were seveal surprises in the book that I didn't expect including when the identity of "Red" was revealed. I figured out that the protagonists were in some kind of virtual reality early on in the novel but was surprised by what was really happening when it was revealed at the end. Overall I enjoyed the book and will probably read more by Dekker, however, I did find a some of the story to be repititious and tedious especially when the group was continually drawn back to the library and tried to abide by Red's rules. I think it could have been shortened by about 100 pages which would hopefully move the pace along more quickly.
I enjoyed Mr. Dekker's circle series so I tried this out. It starts off with a bang but then kinda runs outta gas, gets repetitious, and in the final 100 pages picks up again. Some better editing could have sliced off here and there, making for a much tighter read. The end product while meandering around awhile is still worth the time to read a good science fiction/murder story that will leave you puzzling to the end.
Felt like a combination of mystery, science fiction and adventure - had to keep reading to see what would happen next, who really was the bad guy(s)and what it was all about. My only disappointment was no reference to God or the characters being Christians when the author is. Deals with the existence of sin, good vs evil, and what is truth - indirectly without any hint of Christian verbage or influence. This puts it in the just-for-fun, secular fiction category for me and not one I would keep and re-read as uplifting, directing me to God, or spiritually educational in any way.
I'm normally a Ted Dekker fan. This book reads really well, and I enjoy his writing style, but the story line of this one is just not feasible. The ending was really disappointing.
Page turner from the first page and doesn't stop until the last page--took some twist and turns you don't expect and especially at the end I was mind boggled by the entire story!
Lots of twists and turns. Had to reread things to catch on, but that's only because it was complex. This is a very good book!!
I love Ted Dekkers books, but not this one. Very disappointing, I struggled thru it to finish it but it made no sense, did not seem like a book of his and maybe it was just me, I don't know.
I really enjoyed this book. It kept me entertained!
This was an amazing, on-the-edge-of-your-seat thriller.
Dekker writes great stories of good and evil..this was an interesting read for the times! Computer games and all that.
THis book was a great read. first time i have read ted dekker and i plan on reading many more. this book catches your attention at the beginning and only gets better. I do recommend this book.
Ted Dekker has done it again in "Skin." On the edge of your seat and not able to put the book down once you enter the town of Summerville. Exhilarating read!
AWESOME! To give any kind of description would totally give away the surprise. So all I'm going to say is that this is a wild psychological ride. And the ending will blow your mind.
Excellent! The suspense started with the first page and kept going. Up to the last page of the book I was trying to figure it out. The twists and turns of this kept me anxious for more. I couldn't turn the page fast enough. Ted Dekker never fails.
This is one of his best books!
"A freak storm has spawned three tornados that are bearing down on the town of Summerville. Yet under the cover of the storm looms a much more ominous threat. A vindictive killer known as Red who's left a string of victims in his wake an dis now bent on exacting his final revenge on the unsuspecting town. But there is an enigma surround Red that the FBI is unwilling to admit-- closely guarded secrets of something gone terribly wrong beneath the skin of Summerville. Secrets that will destroy far more that one small town. Wendy Davidson is caught in the middle. She's a recovering cult survivor who takes refuge in Summerville on her way to visit her estranged mohter. And with her, four strangers, any one of whom could be the next victim ... or the killer.
O, this would make a great thriller movie! I couldn't put the book down and practically read it cover to cover in almost one sitting! Twists and turns all the way - eerie!
This was the first Ted Dekker book I read. It seemed to drag on and I didn't like it as much as I thought I would.
If you have a taste for Stephen King but would pefer something cleaner and with more spiritual meaning (Christian) than I would strongly reccomend this book. Ted Dekker is a top notch writer and this book will keep you turning the pages.
I enjoyed this book until I realized what was actually happened. After that, I thought it was the dumbest book I've ever read and probably the worst ending of a book ever. What a waste of the time I spent reading it.
Ted Dekker is one of the best suspense authors I have read.
He doesn't disappoint in this book.
Good book to read. Recommend.