About the book:
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 year 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.
You can purchase a copy at Worthy Publishing.
About the author:
Ted Dekker is a New York Times best-selling author of over thirty novels. Heralded as a “master of suspense” by Library Journal, Dekker has sold millions worldwide, establishing himself as one of the most widely recognized author brands. 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. He resides in Austin, Texas with his wife and children. You can find him at Teddekker.com and Facebook.
If you read my review of Eyes Wide Open you’ll know that I enjoy Ted Dekker’s style of writing as well as this genre of suspenseful Christian fiction – and that carries over into the 2nd installment of The Outlaw Chronicles, Water Walker. In the first book we meet Christy and in this newest one we meet Alice or as she’s later know, Eden whose mom, long thought dead, goes to great lengths to regain custody of her daughter under the cunning of a cult leader named Zeke. From the first page the book draws you in, as most of Ted Dekker’s books do, and keeps you flipping to the last page and then you’re thinking “I need more”. Olivia, the FBI agent with a past, seeks to find Eden/Alice as the case goes cold after five years the Outlaw reaches out to both and helps Eden to be free.
A look at what it means to be free – which isn’t what we usually think of as being free – forgiving those who hurt or abuse us enables us to forgive and eventually, hopefully love them as Jesus loves them. I think that is the only far fetched part of the story is how fast Eden forgives her mother but then again she is ‘special’ and has a spiritual understanding that most of us only wish we had. Overall, this book was a great and fast read – even with moving I had to take time to read it because it drew me in and kept me involved in the story. There are a couple of cuss words used by ‘bad’ people in the book but otherwise this was a clean read that I would be fine in letting my 12 year old daughter read.
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