Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Priest's Graveyard by Ted Dekker * A review

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 mother's life. Now he's a priest who lives by a law of love and compassion. It is powerful men and hypocrites who abide by legal law but eschew the law of love that most incense Danny. As an avenging angel, he believes it is his duty to show them the error of their ways, at any cost.

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.

Judge not, or you too will be judged.

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Center Street (April 19, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 159995334X
ISBN-13: 978-1599953342
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds

Ted Dekker was born to missionaries and grew up among cannibals of Indonesia, and his peculiar upbringing gives him a unique perspective outside the cultural bubble, allowing him the freedom to share provocative insights in his fiction. After leaving Indonesia, Dekker graduated from a multi-cultural high school and took up permanent residence in the United States, earning his B.A. in philosophy and religion, and then went into business.
In the early nineties, Dekker decided to pursue his desire to write fiction, selling his company, moving his family to the mountains of western Colorado, and writing full-time. Two years and three books later his first novel, a supernatural thriller called Heaven's Wager, was published. Dekker proceeded to write 6 more supernatural thrillers, rising to the top of many bestsellers lists and earning himself critical acclaim and legions of fans. "Thr3e" heralded his launch into mainstream fiction and was followed by "Obsessed," "Skin," "Adam," and "BoneMan's Daughters," all of which hit the New York Times bestseller list.
Ted Dekker's fans are comprised of readers of all ages, backgrounds, and belief systems who love his compulsively readable stories, authentic characters, and universal and relatable themes that he explores from a unique point of view.
He resides in Austin, Texas with his wife and children. You can find him at and

  All of Ted Dekker’s books are fantastic, but this one is one of the best. I was pulled in even before the first chapter.
  Ted’s books are so smooth and it’s like reading about something that really happened, because it seems so real.
  I always am amazed at how Ted’s books end. I’m always surprised and the ending is never as I would expect them to be.
  The Priest’s Graveyard is different than most books I’ve read, because the main characters are the murders and you get to really care for them and want them to be happy. I know it’s weird, but Ted writes in such a way that you understand them and can imaigine yourself doing as they did. Don’t get me wrong I wouldn’t ever do anything that was wrong, but when someone is pushed too much they snap.
  The characters are very strong and it keeps the story moving at a very fast pace. There isn’t a dull moment in this story and you will hate for it to end.
  The last few chapters things get so mixed up you wonder what will happen. Will things work out or will everything end in catastrophe? I would never have had things to end as they did, but it was just a perfect ending.
  If you love books full of suspense and much excitement you will love this book. The Priest’s Graveyard, I highly recommend and will be keeping this book on my bookshelf.

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I received my free copy from Sarah Reck at Center Street/HachetteBookGroup, for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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