Danny is serving time for crimes he didn’t commit. To save Renee he admitted to them so she wouldn’t have to go to prison. Renee is trying to survive on her own and to overcome her fear of well everything. They both get caught up in a game a person bent on revenge. One who believes in an eye for an eye. If either one of the goofs up in anyway, the other one dies.
I wasn’t sure what to make of this book by Dekker. It is very different for him. He leaves out the creep factor and puts in more moral dilemmas. I couldn’t put my finger on the thing in the book that was intriguing me the most. I finally figured it out close to the end when one of the characters was talking about what was happening and I thought “Hey this is what it would be like in a world without grace.” It is a world of the Old Testament, a world where works are what mattered and they were not all judge the same by an imperfect god.
Without going to deep into the storyline, I wonder if that is what Ted had in mind for this story. What would it be like to live in a world where there was no forgiveness and that the only reason anyone obeyed the laws was because they were afraid of the consequences of not obeying. Yet some of those rules were subjective.
I am glad I got a chance to read this book before visiting with him. I have a couple of questions I would love to ask him and the storyline. You also have a chance to “Share dinner with Ted.” All you need to do is go to Baker Book House’s Facebook page and share the announcement of Ted visiting our store. Once you do that you will be entered to win dinner with Ted.
P.S. Don't forget that Ted will be in our store on November 7th from 7 - 9.
P.S.S. This book is available at our store or by request on our website.