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Skin by Ted Dekker
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Jan 06, 09

Read in November, 2007

Skin by Ted Dekker (2007). 400 pages. Fiction.
Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Murder, freakiness, suspense. This is what Ted Dekker’s book Skin is all about. When reading the first page, the beginning of the story just seems to suck you in. Skin starts out with Wendy, a young woman who was born into a cult and ran away from it. She’s driving down the highway, when a very weird storm starts to hit. She starts to hydroplane and ends up running into a truck that was on the side of the road. To her dismay, the truck she hits has a bullet hole in it.
Soon, she finds two people, a brother and his sister. The man’s sister was bitten by a poisonous snake and is burning with fever. They climb into Wendy’s car and head into the small town of Summerville.
This is where the action starts to happen in the very first chapter. The suspense grows even more when the reader meets a young police chief named Colt. He resides in Summerville, where a killer is on the loose. The rain is pouring down and reports of a “freak storm” keep coming over on the police headsets. Wendy and the others come into town looking for shelter when Colt finds them. Together, they travel to the doctor’s house and have to stay there because of downed power lines.
The climax starts to rise when the killer ends up murdering a woman with a frozen chicken and dragging her dead husband into the shed. This man, has a disscusting sense of humor. He loves to eat condiments like mustard and mayonnaise. Later in the book, he reveals his name to Colt and the others by writing in what looks like blood on the way. “My name is Red.”
This book is full of freakiness, murder, and suspense. I would recommend this book to someone who has a sick sense of humor and who doesn’t get grossed out very easily.
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