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The Silent Girl: A Novel
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Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce, Portland, Maine, 1918

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Review: House

Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker

The light came into the darkness, and the darkness did not understand it.

My heart holds all secrets; my heart tells no lies.

The Only way Out is In

started reading~ 9/16/11
ended~ 9/22/11

Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker come together to give us a chilling, heart thumping look into the battle between good and evil. Every chapter has you wanting to hear more and finding more twists than the last. 
It starts out with Stephanie and Jack... a not so perfect couple, with some secrets and turmoils of their own.
After arguments, pity parties, and trouble things go from bad to worse.
They decide to head out on foot to find help or shelter until daybreak. Up ahead is a sign that reads THE WAYSIDE INN. It is their only hope,... or is it?
There's a game to be played in order to leave this house! There are rules to his game. The rules are simple.
Rule 1.God came to my house and I killed him
Rule 2. I will kill anyone who comes to my house like I killed God
Rule 3. Give me one dead body and I might let Rule 2 slide

I really enjoyed this book. My first impression of the cover was that it would be creepy in a gruesome kind of way, but having read Dekker before I should have known it would be way deeper than boogeymen and zombies.
 I think Jack's character was well written but could have given more details into all the characters....don't want to give any spoilers away. Susan was by far my favorite, the most mysterious of them all.
By the middle of the book, the message is clear but it still has a few twists you weren't expecting. nothing is ever as it appears.
Over all I would give this book 4 stars.
It was definitely a book I would recommend and I have already ordered the movie based on the book. I cannot wait to see how it compares.
Hope you enjoy your next read!
Don't forget to check out other great reads by Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti

1 comment:

  1. The movie might be better. The book was so out there I liked it, but never could get the point of it or how it seemed evil was the winner. A little warped, but that is why I usually do not try Dekker any more and gave up on most of Peretti.



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