Aug 052011

Kiss by Ted Dekker
Rating: Did Not Finish
Source: Local library
Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website

After partially recovering from a six-month coma, Shauna McAllister has returned home, but her memory of the car accident that caused it has been erased. Her estranged father, a senator with eyes on the White House, and her abusive stepmother blame Shauna for the tragedy. Wracked with guilt (the accident left her brother severely brain damaged), she attempts to piece together scattered images from that horrible day. What she eventually discovers will astonish and endanger her. A crisp Christian read about responsibility.

I could not get into this story because I couldn’t stand the main character Shauna. She was just too whiny and wimpy. I would have to describe her as the opposite of a strong independent heroine. My main example: after waking up with amnesia, she starts apologizing to everyone for what happened, even though she has no idea what did happen. How can you get behind a character like that?

I can’t. And so I can’t finish the book.

There does promise to be a lot of action, mystery and intrigue in the story. Shauna is trying to beat her amnesia, which encompasses the last few months of her life. She is obviously the target of a conspiracy, as revealed between the anonymous conversations discussing whether she should be killed or not. If you can accept the main character, this may be a great thriller story.

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