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Kiss

by Ted Dekker, Erin Healy

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Let me tell you all I know for sure. My name: Shauna. I woke up in a hospital bed missing six months of my memory. In the room was my loving boyfriend - how could I have forgotten him? - my estranged father and my abusive stepmother. Everyone blames me for the tragic car accident that left me near death and my dear brother brain damaged. But what they say can't be true - can it? I believe the medicine is doing strange things to my memory. I'm unsure who I can trust and who I should run from. And I'm starting to remember things I've never known. Things not about me. I think I'm going crazy. And even worse, I think they want to kill me.

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    Three by Ted Dekker (atdCross)
    atdCross: For me, 'Three' is the best of all Dekker's books. It is very, very fast-paced, definite page-turner, unique plot, and a twisted ending that just blew my mind away!
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  WBCLIB | Feb 19, 2023 |
I've read this author before. I found it interesting that the message of this novel was very similar to several of the points from Scott Hamilton's book "The Great Eight" which I read just prior to reading this:
*everyone has things in their lives that they don't like or that cause them pain
*putting that pain in perspective is the secret--finding out what it was supposed to teach you
*remember who got you through the pain (God)

Though, quite honestly, through the first half of the book or so, I felt like I'd read this story before. I can't remember which book or author it was that seems so similar. As a result, it took me a very long time before I started to care about the characters and what happened to them. This is partly why it only got a 3 (average) rating from me. ( )
  JenniferRobb | Jan 16, 2021 |
very interesting indeed. I love it. Thumbs up Ted ( )
  DigitalKB | Apr 13, 2020 |
Un libro che si lascia leggere, senza infamia e senza lode. Piuttosto piatto, per essere un libro d'azione/thriller. La trama è piuttosto scontata e di colpi di scena se ne vedono davvero molto pochi.

Sinceramente mi aspettavo qualcosa di meglio da questo autore visto la fama che ha in America.

In alcuni punti è perfino illogico! Come se fosse possibile che il padre si lasciasse abbiandolare per anni... ANNI... per poi, improvvisamente, riprendersi.

I personaggi sono ben costruiti ma, per quanto mi riguarda non affascinano il lettore, nè positivamente nè negativamente. La stessa Shauna non si lascia amare, nè odiare... semplicemente la seguiamo, piuttosto passivi.

Lo stile di Dekker è buono, non posso dire il contrario ma manca di passione e di suspance. Per un thriller è essenziale!

In ultimo, ma non per questo meno importante, in molti punti mi sono ritrovata a fare dei paragoni con altre opere come The Giver oppure altri film che ho visto in passato. Non voglio assolutamente dire che sia un bel bricolage di altre opere ma semplicemente che la sensazione di "già visto" è forte per tutta la durata del romanzo e questo, sicuramente, non è un bene.

Peccato, una buona idea sviluppata male.



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  Nasreen44 | Jun 8, 2017 |
Kiss is the story of Shauna McAllister, who is the daughter of a very influential, presidential candidate. The book starts with Shauna in a hospital in a coma after a horrible car accident. As she starts to awaken from the coma, she realizes that she has lost about 6 months worth of memories. Throughout her recovery, she is constantly trying to figure out what is truth, what is a lie, and whom she can believe. Shauna also discovers she has very unusual powers of the mind, being able to take memories from those whom she connects with.

This is one of Ted Dekker's best books as a single. It captures your attention immediately and carries you along with the tension for the whole read. Some very interesting and unexpected twists are involved. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
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Dekker, Tedprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Healy, Erinmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Turlow, PamNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Verner, AdamNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Whoever said "Don't look back"? Unblind yourself. Turn your eyes to the past to find your way forward.--Miguel Lopez, "The Lives We Save"
Remember that you were slaves in Egypt . . .--Deuteronomy 16:12
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The view from my therapist's window is unremarkable.
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God is with me. Jesus is near. The Spirit is greater than my fear.
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Fiction. Horror. HTML:

Let me tell you all I know for sure. My name: Shauna. I woke up in a hospital bed missing six months of my memory. In the room was my loving boyfriend - how could I have forgotten him? - my estranged father and my abusive stepmother. Everyone blames me for the tragic car accident that left me near death and my dear brother brain damaged. But what they say can't be true - can it? I believe the medicine is doing strange things to my memory. I'm unsure who I can trust and who I should run from. And I'm starting to remember things I've never known. Things not about me. I think I'm going crazy. And even worse, I think they want to kill me.

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