The Priest's Graveyard Author:Ted Dekker Two abandoned souls are on the hunt for one powerful man. Soon, their paths will cross and lead to one twisted fate. Danny Hansen is a Bosnian immigrant who came to America with hopes of escaping haunted memories of a tragic war that took his other's life. Now he's a priest incensed by the powerful among us who manipulate the law for their own g... more »ain, uncaring of thes hattered lives they leave behind. It is his duty to show them the error of their ways, even if he must put them in the grave. Renee Gilmore is the frail and helpless victim of one such powerful man. Having escaped his clutches, she now lives only to satisfy justice by destroying him, regardless of whom she must become in that pursuit. But when Danny and Renee's paths become inexorably entangled things go very, very badly and neither of them may make it out of this hunt alive.« less
I thought I'd read about 50 pages just to gauge the feel of the book, then I couldn't put the book down.
The Priest's Graveyard is about killers. Sometimes the lines are blurred between good and evil, and at so many points Dekker keeps you guessing. He alternates between two main characters who travel along two separate story lines for nearly half of the book. He makes the narrative just fascinating enough to keep you reading in spite of the separate narrative threads. Dekker utilizes third person point of view for Danny Hansen's storyline - a priest with a past that changes him forever. He uses first person point of view for Renee Gilmore who comes to us as a junkie laying in the dirt in an alley, swept up and saved from certain death by a strong stranger.
There are so many layers of good and evil, complete with twists and turns that keep you guessing. An excellent tale to keep you reading late into the night.