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Een gruwelijke en hoogst ongewone seriemoordenaar, met als bijnaam Eve, heeft al vijftien vrouwelijke slachtoffers op zijn naam staan. Bij alle slachtoffers is hersenvliesontsteking als doodsoorzaak geconstateerd. En dat roept nogal wat vragen op.

Special agent en gedragspsycholoog Daniel Clark jaagt op Eve met een felle, bijna obsessieve verbetenheid. Na een heftige confro
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published 2010 by Poema Pocket (first published January 1st 2008)
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Dustin
Sep 24, 2012 Dustin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Dustin by: Tanya Frueh

The first of nine article installments placed throughout Ted Dekker's Adam shouldn't have compelled me to the degree that it did. Having read his epic Circle series, I'd familiarized myself with his unique writing style, therefore I should have had a general idea of what to expect. I couldn't have been more wrong. Not only did it compel me to keep reading, the horrific childhood events of Alex and Jessica Price fascinated me. What's more, I empathized with them, which is impressive on its own,
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Paula
Nov 09, 2012 Paula rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Serial killer chase with a twist of the supernatural. Couldnt wait to read the book. It was SOOOO bad. It is completely contrived, totally unbelieveable. The main characters are FBI agents, doctors and lawyers, but they all wander around like retarded 10 year olds. Its preposterous. Not becasue of the supernatural element, but becasue the author goes out of his way for the killer. The protagonists, all with doctorate or law degrees act like idiots. If you wouldnt encourage your 10 year old to ac ...more
Janie Johnson
Sep 29, 2012 Janie Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was informed of this book by a friend here on Good reads. And also was told that it was by Ted Dekker. I knew then that the book was going to be a the ride of my life. And I came up with a quote just from reading the first couple of pages. "I love a book, that when I open the cover, all the intensity and excitement rushes out to me drawing me into the pages." And the describes this book to a TEE!

Dekker also makes use of small interudes in between chapters to further mold his charatcers, Jessic
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Michelle
This story is compelling, gripping, fascinating and amazing. It's clear to me that the author spent countless hours on research. I was at the hospital the other day and recommended it to a doctor who saw me reading it. I told him it had a gross autopsy scene with plenty of details and a mysterious illness they were trying to understand. I think he wrote the title down. Anyway, the natural realm and the supernatural converge in this impressive tale about good and evil. Who better to tell this fri ...more
Burçak Kılıç
Aug 14, 2012 Burçak Kılıç rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
jensen ackles scared gif

Korkuyorum korkuyorum korkuyorum :S

Kitaba polisiye diye başladım sonuna kadar da öyle gitti ama son 80 sayfa da ne oluyor dedim :S Kitap Exorcist filmine döndü :S Tamam öyle inanmıyorum bize de ters ama bizde de onun adı cin çarpması benziyo yani :S Çok ürkünçtü beee :S

Ben sevdim kitabı konuyu pek anlatmak istemiyorum arka kapak yazısında var zaten ama dediğim gibi polisiye değil.. Yüreğiniz dayanamazsa gerilime okumayın yani ben uyarayım :D Az önce bitirdim zaten hala etkisindeyim :P Ted Dekk
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Colleen
Feb 23, 2009 Colleen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Looks like a lot of people like this book. The person that forced me to read this REALLY LOVED this book, but I pretty much hated it throughout. Characters were terrible and one-dimensional; plot was stupid and unbelievable (besides the tantalizing newspaper articles that were every other chapter); the end set up really made me hate it--mainly b/c the idea was very interesting but was like 1/100 of the actual book. The author obviously cribbed a great deal of the plot from Hostage to the Devil, ...more
F Macias-Mossman
I overlooked so much about this book. The fact that it was a Christian novel, or at least I realized it later when I read other critiques didn't really bother me or turn me off. Writing is writing and we learn from everything we see and or read. Nor did I ever feel preached too or that Dekker was beating me over the head with some 'higher' message. In that regard, I thought he handled the book fine.

The book itself is about an obsessive FBI agent, a non-believing FBI agent, and as cliché as it s
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Symon
Jan 16, 2009 Symon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Adam is Ted Dekker's best and most compelling work to date, and also the most disturbing. If it were to be compared to a movie, 'The Exorcist' would be the closest. I quote Dekker when he says,

"This is one of the only books I've ever written, where, honestly, I was so disturbed by what I discovered that I had trouble going to sleep at night."

One of the editors who worked on 'Adam' commented,

"... by the way, I'm sleeping with the lights on as I'm reading this book. And when that doesn't work, I'
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Mindi Rosser
Feb 14, 2011 Mindi Rosser rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ted Dekker fans!
Reading this thriller during my husband's family reunion, I was constantly caught hiding underneath the bed trying to read another paragraph...was it due to my fascination with the book? or my distaste for large gatherings? You be the judge.

From the first page, the reader is thrown headlong into a mystery:


"New York Times best-selling author Ted Dekker unleashes his most riveting novel yet . . . an elusive serial killer whose victims die of unknown causes and the psychologist obsessed with catchi
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Alondra
Jul 21, 2013 Alondra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars

What in the heck just happened?? I was reading about some crazed serial killer, and news accounts of his poor, pathetic childhood; then a huge twist happened and we start reciting the Lords Prayer! By the end of this book, we all needed it. What a journey, and the inclusion of a series of news reports, really made the story interesting and feel 'real.' Yes, there were creepy moments; it's a serial killer for pete's sake; but creepy in "The Exorcist" kind of way. This fascination of Adam a
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Paul
Dec 09, 2013 Paul rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, audio-books
Absolutely fuck this book. At first it was just so much Koontzian twaddle, which is okay. I listened to it, and insufferable writing has the edge taken off a little that way. But it started dragging in the middle like a fat dog's belly, and the what a tweest at the end was the deal-breaker. And then Dekker spends the coda straight up proselytizing about the dangers of being an atheist. It puts me in mind of the Filter lyric: "...it makes me want to stick my dick in your face."
Stacy Green
Mar 12, 2013 Stacy Green rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great, great book. Not only is Dekker's writing far and above most others, the plot twists and turns were layered so well I didn't see them coming, including the big reveal at the end. Very well done and highly recommended!
Cindy
Aug 21, 2012 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This book grabbed me and didn't let me go till the end. This is the first book I have read by this author, and wow! I will definitely be reading more of his stuff. Apparently he is known for his battle between good and evil in his books and it is definitely evident here. What suprised me most was that it was in the Christian section of the book store, and up until the end, I did not feel that shoved that in our face. He beautifully crafted his Christian views without making us feel like heathons ...more
Holly
Apr 05, 2013 Holly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-books
This book was recommended to me by a great friend and I'd like to say thank you (you know who you are! ;-))

This book was fantastic. The story grips you from the very beginning and doesn't let go until the end. My heart was pounding the entire time; a non-stop thrill ride.

This was my first book by Ted Dekker and I'm happy to say that I'm now hooked. I can't wait to read his other work.
Adrienna
I started the audiobook. Interesting synopsis and cover. So far it is hard for me to get into the story until like chapter 4 or so. (I had to restart the audiobook since I was bored...)

This reads like a legal thriller which I wasn't anticipating with the culprit being a supernatural being, or someone who just used the name loosely, and is it this EVE character who is killing women from 15-24 yrs old spontaneously. I have an idea who it is, but will see how this plays out.

This reminds me of James
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Nicci B
Apr 19, 2012 Nicci B rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Jason
Mar 01, 2009 Jason rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a fan of Ted Dekker. He always has a surprise in store for his readers. He obviously did a ton of research for this book and it shows in some of the detailed explanations and action sequences that he presents. He gives the reader interesting peeks into the motivation of his characters without giving away too much and was certainly inventive in coming up with the way to utilize the near death experience of Daniel, the main character. I think that the portion of the book kind of went against ...more
Janie Johnson
Apr 05, 2013 Janie Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ted-dekker
I was informed of this book by a friend here on Good reads. And also was told that it was by Ted Dekker. I knew then that the book was going to be a the ride of my life. And I came up with a quote just from reading the first couple of pages. "I love a book, that when I open the cover, all the intensity and excitement rushes out to me drawing me into the pages." And the describes this book to a TEE!


Dekker also makes use of small interudes in between chapters to further mold his charatcers, Jessic
...more
Jen
Feb 09, 2009 Jen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, male-author
Daniel Clark is an FBI psychologist on the trail of Eve, a serial killer who has killed 15 woman by poisoning them with a disease very like meningitis. When Daniel catches Eve in the act of his sixteenth killing, Eve shoots Daniel and kills him; kills him for about 20 minutes anyway. Daniel is resuscitated by his new partner, pathologist Lori Ames. After being resuscitated, Daniel doesn't remember what Eve looked like, and when Daniel's ex-wife Heather becomes Eve's next potential victim, Daniel ...more
Annie Walker
Mar 07, 2014 Annie Walker rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Nülifer Akdemir
Kitapta iki farklı bölüm paralel olarak ilerliyor. Birinci bölümde bir gazetecinin Havva adı ile anılan Alex Pricfe'nın öyküsünü gazetede yayınlanan bölümlerinden oluşuyor. Diğer kısımda ise bir seri katili yakalama çabalarını anlatıyor. Biz ise hem yakalama çabalarını hem de yakalanmak istenen seri katilin trajedik öyküsünü okuyoruz. Aynı anda iki farklı pencere. Çocukken kaçırılan iki kardeş ve hayatın onlardan aldıkları ve ruhlarına işleyen acılar... Diğer tarafta seri katili yakalamak onun i ...more
Farah
Aug 31, 2015 Farah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Emily
Dec 23, 2010 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Ted Dekker is a genius.

The end.

No, not really the end. I just like to say that. :P Anyways, this book...wow! I love Ted Dekker, big time. He's one of my all time favorite authors. This book just made me love him more. Adam sucked me in as soon as I started reading it. It was compelling, suspenseful, brilliant & even a bit scary at times!

For years Daniel Clark has been trying to catch a serial killer known as Eve. Before Daniel realizes it, he has become obsessed with Eve. After an accident
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Angus Mcfarlane
This moved along well and was an enjoyable read but I didn't find it particularly gripping or particularly profound. There was s slight surprise at the end but not momentous enough to thrill or chill. In the end I felt like I was reading an evangelical tract warning people about the dangers of demon possession. Whether these are real or not, I felt like the descriptions were technical rather than personal and I can't imagine being motivated to adopt a different view as a result. Part of my issue ...more
Randall R Gancarz
Wow

It's been a long time since I've read a book as fast as I read this one. It had me on my toes and I longed for the time to get back to it. A great thriller and powerful read
Gabi Mirabella
Feb 25, 2016 Gabi Mirabella rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a FBI behavioral psychologist named Daniel Clark, who is investigating a case about a serial killer known as Eve. Eve has killed 16 women and they believe he kills them with a strain a meningitis, but have not been able to completely identify it. After Eve kills Daniel and he is brought back to life, Daniel experiences a NDE (Near Death Experience) that gives him sudden bouts of fear and prevents him from sleeping quietly at night. As he gets closer to solving the case, Daniel ...more
Laura
Oct 25, 2014 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first novel I have read by Ted Dekker, and I may read another in the future. Adam was pretty good. It contained enough suspense to keep me reading, and the novel contained one surprise at the end that I did not expect. Sometimes characters seemed to make decisions that were more about moving the plot along, which made it difficult to care about them, but I mostly liked the protagonist Daniel Clark. I enjoyed reading as Clark tries to catch the serial killer Eve. The serial killer, o ...more
Jody
Jun 20, 2011 Jody rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
It had suspense and a good story line but it just didn't end well for me. I am not sorry I read it but I could have used another 20-30 pages to give me satisfaction. I will read more of Dekker's books in the future but only after I finish with the books I already have. This book was a gift from a good friend and I am glad they gave it to me as I would probably not have bought or checked it out based solely on the jacket description.
Paul
Mar 15, 2015 Paul rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review in English and Spanish/ Revista en inglés y español
Spoilers!

Although this book does contain some of the supernatural, it can generally be thought of as being established in a world not unlike our own. In other words, most of it is pretty realistic fiction that's been well-researched. The plot twists and back story interwoven make this an entertaining read. The story itself kept me entertained and I enjoyed it despite being someone who doesn't usually read pop thrillers. Most of the point
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Sridhar Babu
Dec 17, 2015 Sridhar Babu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not book review..but a short synopsis for my future reference...!!!

Author.

TED DEKKER..
Location..
Los Angels, California, Oklahoma..
Characters..
Daniel Clark, Alex Price(aka)Eve, Heather, Jessica, Lori Ames, Father Seymour and others..
Genre..
Thriller // Horror...

PLOT...
This story is divided in to two parts. First part is reporter, Annie Rudolph's narrative account of the tragic past of the killer, known as "Alex Price", from 1964 to 1992,titled "MAN OF SORROWS: JOURNEY IN TO DARKNESS
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Ted Dekker is known for novels that combine adrenaline-laced stories with unexpected plot twists, unforgettable characters, and incredible confrontations between good and evil. Ted lives in Austin with his wife LeeAnn and their four children.
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