Saturday, April 9, 2011

Review and Giveaway: The Priest's Graveyard - Ted Dekker

Publisher:  Center Street, April 19, 2011
Pages:  361
Source:  Received a copy  for blog Tour
Genre:  Adult Thriller

Hop over to:
The Blue Stocking for her review today.

Tomorrow you may check out these sites for their review:
Of Reading, Writing and Baked Potatoes
Donna's Blog Home

Giveaway:  I will be giving away my copy to one lucky reader.  Please leave a comment and email address so that I may contact the winner. Winner will be chosen by random number generator. Winner will be announced on Saturday the 16th.

I was lucky to be one of many given the opportunity to read and participate in a blog tour of The Priest's Graveyard  I have to say I really enjoyed this book.    If you are interested in getting this book then go to the website.

The book ended completely different than I thought it would.  Ted Dekker is an author whose works I will definitely read.  In The Priest's Graveyard we find two major characters who have individual stories that intertwine and change them both.  Danny is a very unusual priest  As a child in Bosnia he was witness to the rape and murder of his mother and two sisters.  As an adult he believes he is doing God's work by getting justice for those like his mother who are unable to get justice for themselves.  He thinks about what he is doing.  If it ever becomes about vengeance then he will stop.  After all as a priest he must do this task for God.

Renee is a young woman who has travelled down the wrong path.  As a heroin addict she has lived the life of a prostitute. Then her pimp Cyrus came after her.  Running from Cyrus and the demons in her head she runs into the path of a car.  Lamont is the driver and man who rescues her.  He takes her back to his home.  She is then a victim of his OCD.  Everything must be done a certain way, the doors are all locked (for her protection) he tells her.  Then one day he tells her that his business partner is dirty and will probably have him killed.  When he doesn't show up one day but someone else does, she manages to escape.  She decides to go after the man who killed Lamont.  It is this event that causes Renee and Danny's paths to cross.  They are both after the same man.  But is it the correct thing to do?  I had my head wrapped around the plot so tight that I  was shocked when I saw it take a turn I wasn't expecting.  This was an excellent thriller that I couldn't put down.  This is a must read for all fans of Ted Dekker and for all those people who love a good thriller.  It almost had a "Dexter" feel to it.  A definite must read.


  1. This book looks so great! Would love to win it! I am also excited to find your blog. my email is - Rachel

  2. good review. my e-mail is

  3. I was looking at this book the other day on Amazon. Would love a copy, Sandy!


  4. Thanks for letting me know about this giveaway! Hate to leave my email publicly because of SPAM, but can I leave my email for you on GoodReads.

  5. Hi Sandra,

    Just linked to your blog through goodreads. I have never read any of Dekker's work, but your review has intrigued me. I too would love to win the book. I will definitely be checking out more of his work.

    Thanks for the draw. I'm happy to have found your blog, I always enjoy reading review!


  6. I would like to read this! Thank Sandra