Thursday, June 26, 2014

Water Walker by Ted Dekker

Second in the new series from Ted Dekker, master of suspense, whose books have sold 9 million copies. Humming with intensity, Water Walker is a raw adrenaline rush from first page to last.

"My name is Alice Ringwald, but the man who kidnapped me says that's a lie." Thirteen-ear old orphan Alice Ringwald has no memory beyond six months ago. The only life she knows is the new one she's creating one day at a time with the loving couple that recently adopted her and gave her new hope. That hope, however, is shattered one night when she is abducted by a strange man. In a frantic FBI manhunt, he vanishes. So begins Water Walker, a modern day parable that examines the staggering power of forgiveness, and reminds us that it's possible to live free of the hurt that keeps our souls in chains.

Water Walker by Ted Dekker is part of the Outlaw Chronicles and continues on with same thrilling intensity as seen in Eyes Wide Open. The novel Water Walker contains characters previously seen in Eyes Wide Open (like Alice), themes and characters found in Outlaw, and mentions situations/characters that were first seen in Ted Dekker's Paradise novels.  The plot line was intriguing and spellbinding, containing elements of mystery, suspense, and danger that added to the intensity of the novel. The themes were well developed and convicting, and they were founded on topics such as the importance of forgiveness (both asking for it and accepting it), the great love and mercy offered by God, and having faith to trust God and His power, even when it seems impossible. I really enjoyed the images used to describe these important themes, and I liked the imagery and analogies the Outlaw used to illustrate important concepts to Alice. The characters of the novel were relatable and intriguing, and while not completely realistic, they all had different sins, desires, and problems that the majority of humanity experiences during life. Alice was the main character, and the majority of the novel was from her perspective, which really gave the reader insight to her in-depth thoughts, feelings, and emotions throughout the story. Overall, I highly enjoyed Water Walker, and I would certainly recommend all of the novels in the Outlaw Chronicles to those who enjoy psychological thrillers that are built on positive concepts and truth.

I received this novel from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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