Book Review- Burn by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy

Leah Courtney
Ted Dekker is an author of the psychological thriller genre- not always my favorite kind of reading. In fact, some of his novels, such as House with Frank Peretti and Three (which is about multiple personalities) were rather disturbing to me. But I like the action in his books, and I have also read Kiss, written with Erin Healy, which didn't seem as dark to me. So, I picked up Burn at the bookstore the other day.

Burn is a fast-moving psychological thriller that explores the choices one woman makes and how those choices alter her life forever. In the interview with Erin Healy at the end of this book, she refers to her books as "parables." I can definitely see how Burn is written as a parable, a story that teaches the moral lesson that all of us have choices to make. Sometimes making the right choice is not as easy as it should be. And sometimes our choices have the power to change the rest of our lives.

Janeal Mikkado, a young gypsy woman, has the opportunity to make a series of choices for bad or good. As she makes her choices and lives her life, she comes to realize that there was always another path she could have chose, other choices she could have made.

I enjoyed Burn. It was a little confusing at times, but the characters were well-done and believable. The action was fast-paced. And the culminating battle between good and evil kept me reading anxiously to see what happened.

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

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