- File Size: 2941 KB
- Print Length: 304 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Outlaw Studios (February 3, 2014)
- Publication Date: February 3, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00I8WNXNS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,250 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Water Walker (Episode 1 of 4) Kindle Edition
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Life was just settling into normal. Alice was just beginning to understand what normal actually was. She had no memory of the beyond six months ago and had spent those months in an orphanage. Until John and Louise adopted her. Until they gave her a normal. Then the man showed up and shattered that illusion. Nothing would ever be normal.
Claiming to be her father, the man, Wyatt, kidnaps her and takes her deep into the Louisiana swamplands where he lives with his wife, Kathryn, and his mentally disabled son. Alice—her real name is Eden, supposedly—was taken from Kathryn as a baby because Alice’s birth father was a powerful politician who didn’t want to acknowledge an affair. Now Wyatt was appeasing his wife and restoring his family.
But Alice—Eden—soon discovers that things are amiss in her new household…and there’s absolutely no escape from it. Until she meets Outlaw.
As always, the story is nail-biting and page-turning. Dekker has a way of presenting readers with his characters’ shoes and coaxing us into them. Just use her eyes for a moment will you? You feel the characters and hurt with them. You begin to understand their motivations and desires and longings. That’s important for a novel like this, because Dekker’s ultimate goal is transference. Do you have eyes to see? Place a character over here, connect with her, draw her extreme situation into your reality. You get sucked in not just because the story is good but because you are invested in the character because, in a way, you’ve become the character.
Dekker’s overall theme here—one that he makes no effort to conceal—is that of forgiveness. It would give away too much of the plot to tell specifics, so let me concentrate on the theme. Dekker speaks of forgiveness in a way that few ever do. And that’s a tragedy, because he’s one of the few that’s got it right. Forgiveness requires sacrifice. To forgive a debt is to absorb the loss, to sacrifice. Why did it take Jesus’ death to forgive sin? Because the debt had to be paid, the penalty had to be absorbed, and the one who forgives is the one who must sacrifice. It’s a radical concept, but Dekker takes it a step further. Forgiving like that, forgiving like Jesus, that’s the most freeing thing we can do.
There are two types of novels. The first are amusements just for a time: beach reads, throwaway thrillers, formulaic mysteries. They might sell millions of copies and make lots of money and have lots of fans and be turned into movies, but in reality they suck. Not in terms of story, but in terms of time. They suck your life away. You lost two hours, four hours, six hours reading that and you’re nothing better for it. That’s not this novel. Water Walker is the second type of novel, the kind of novel that changes people. Superficially, all can be just about the same. The story is still there, fast-paced and thrilling, but there’s a depth to it that makes you think. It’s the kind of novel that leaves you thinking as you try to fall asleep at night, the kind of novel that breathes life into you and will change you, if you let it. Water Walker is an excellent story. But it’s also more.
A story of love, discovery, and secrets yet to be told!
I read it in one sitting. I could not put it down!
I can't wait for the next part!
This is just a part of one book, but you know how just starting a book it takes a bit to get hooked or get into it? Well that was not a problem here!
Right from the start he grabs you and sucks you right in!
There was so many emotions! Sadness, fear, love!
I was thrilled to see the mention of characters and story lines of past books!
What is so awsome about Dekker's work is this story can stand alone and be enjoyed and get his message across, but for those who have read his other work it is just a extra treat!
His books are amazing to me because they are wonderful entertainment with so much TRUTH in them!
This is just the start of a wonderful journey with lots of twists!
This is the first complete novel I've read from Ted Dekker. All of a sudden, I loaded almost all of his novels to my kindle. He is one compelling storyteller. I picked this novel and did not stop reading. Now I have to go back to the very beginning of the Outlaw series. That's how addictive it is.
It's really a clean read. Clean read meaning; no excessive violence, blood spilling, sex, etc. It's a suitable family read. The pace, thrill and suspense are just perfect. I almost cried at the end. That's how emotionally compelling the story is.
On the other hand, the end got me too edgy for my liking. But that's what suspense does to you, I guess.
Don't hesitate to purchase this book. You will be hooked from start to finish. You can even start with the first episode which is free on Kindle. If you don't like it, which I think less probable, then don't purchase the full book.
Here's the gist: A man plans to kidnap his amnesiac daughter from her foster parents. Elsewhere, an FBI agent still struggling with the disappearance of her own daughter will get the case. And for some reason, this amnesiac girl is "special" to the plans of a religious cult.
It's just not that good, mainly because Dekker choose to make the girl a rather lifeless amnesiac. She doesn't get worked up over much, which drains the book of energy. The cult members are stereotypical and the FBI agent lacks depth. The only real draw is the mystery of what makes this girl so special. But that's not enough for me to plunk down money on.