Thursday, October 8, 2009

Burn by Ted Dekker & Erin Healy

Burn is the second book by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy. Kiss being their first venture.

She Escaped the Fire—But Not the Effects of the Burn

Janeal feels trapped in her father’s Gypsy culture. But everything changes one night when a brutal and powerful man named Salazar Sanso promises her the life she longs for if she will help recover a vast sum of money tied to her father.

When the plan implodes, Sanso and his men attack the gypsy settlement and burn it to the ground. During the blaze, Janeal is faced with a staggering choice.

The impact of that choice changes her forever.

Years later, the wonderful and terrible truth of what really happened that night begins to sear Janeal’s soul. In a horrifying revelation, Janeal learns that nothing about her life since has been exactly what it seems. As truth rises from the ashes of her past, Janeal finds she must make a new life-or-death choice. But this time, escape is not an option.

The above is quoted from Erin Healy's website.

The first section of Burn takes us to the gypsy culture, full of their language and nuance. This becomes tiresome where you end up wishing for just plain English.

The second section reveals some information that you knew would happen (can't give spoilers) but builds the desire to figure out the twist-to-come because you know there has to be one.

I found this book to be one of the most boring of Dekker's plus the most confusing.

It took me a while, putting the book down, to chew on the twist and try to figure it out from what I already knew.

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