Kiss Let me tell you all I know for sure My name Shauna I woke up in a hospital bed missing six months of my memory In the room was my loving boyfriend how could I have forgotten him my estranged father an

  • Title: Kiss
  • Author: Ted Dekker Erin Healy Pam Turlow
  • ISBN: 9781608144921
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Let me tell you all I know for sure My name Shauna I woke up in a hospital bed missing six months of my memory In the room was my loving boyfriend how could I have forgotten him my estranged father and my abusive stepmother Everyone blames me for the tragic car accident that left me near death and my dear brother brain damaged But what they say can t be truLet me tell you all I know for sure My name Shauna I woke up in a hospital bed missing six months of my memory In the room was my loving boyfriend how could I have forgotten him my estranged father and my abusive stepmother Everyone blames me for the tragic car accident that left me near death and my dear brother brain damaged But what they say can t be true can it I believe the medicine is doing strange things to my memory I m unsure who I can trust and who I should run from And I m starting to remember things I ve never known Things not about me I think I m going crazy And even worse, I think they want to kill me.

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    1. Oh please! What the hell did I just read?To tell you the truth, this book wasn't totally awful. Almost the whole first half was great that I couldn't stop reading. It kept me guessing and curious what was really going on. I genuinely didn't know who the heroine could trust and it kept me wondering why the bad guys kept her alive.B U T in the second half…After things started to fall into place bit by bit, the more I read, the more frustrated I became! Everything in this half was off, far-fetche [...]

    2. Dekker is a master at psychological thrillers and this one is no exception. The story flowed well and I liked the result of the Dekker Healy team effort in writing this book. I loved the twists and how I wasn't really sure who was on whose side as the story progressed. The ending was perfect. There was even a touch of romance. This is one of my favorite Dekker reads. Bravo to the authors for writing a fast paced story with believable intrigue and plenty of tricks for the mind's pleasure! The spi [...]

    3. 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 sto [...]

    4. One of the things I loved about Erin Healy collaborating with Ted Dekker was that it seemed to take the hard edge (gore) off the thriller aspect of The Kiss and made it a book that engaged me, drew me in, mystified me, thrilled me and I never felt like I had to "close my proverbial eyes". The Kiss has a very strong storyline that made me wonder and kept me guessing. Did Shauna really cause the accident that severely injured her brother? Was there a 3rd person in the car? After her waking up from [...]

    5. I have to say I was intimidated by the cover of this book. Ididn't want to read a blood and guts kind of story, or one so scary Iwouldn't be able to sleep at night. Don't judge this book by it'scover.This is one exciting, action-filled story that doesn't dwell onthe gruesome. For that I'm thankful. It made the book so much moreenjoyable for me because it wasn't gorey. This novel reminds me of TedDekker's books in his early years. I loved them. This story isintriguing and fascinating as the plot [...]

    6. I decided on this book to go towards my A-Z challenge. I really enjoyed this one quite a bit. The book was really engaging and had me hooked right from the start. I do think it is more plot driven than anything and has a great plot line with lots of mystery thrown in.SynopsisLet me tell you all I know for sure. "My name. Shauna."I woke up in a hospital bed missing six months of my memory. In the room was my loving boyfriend--how could I have forgotten him?--my uncle and my abusive stepmother. Ev [...]

    7. I enjoyed this one! The premise was interesting and just when I thought I had everything figured out, the authors would throw in an unexpected twist. My main complaint is that the end seemed a bit too rushed which resulted in some too-quickly resolved or not well-explained elements (like I wish Shauna's spiritual growth had been more pronounced). I liked that this wasn't as creepy/dark as some of Dekker's other books.

    8. Exciting, tense, interesting premise and gripping writing, which could have been fabulous. BUT the heroine is so incredibly STUPID! Every time she has a chance to act intelligently she chooses to be independent or angry instead, and gets herself and those she loves in trouble.Premise: The daughter of a presidential candidate discovers a horrible truth about her cold and distant father, and confronts him with it. He made his money owning a huge pharmaceutical company. Immediately after the confro [...]

    9. I was shocked! Why does Ted Dekker need a co-author? I loved "Three," and I thought "White" was unforgetable. I really respected Dekker and appreciated what he was doing for the Christian writing industry. I'm really sorry if something terrible happened to him and he needs someone to help him write a book, but these two authors did not click. They did not work well together. I really don't understand why they even tried. Why was this book published? Did the rough draft of the book get sent to th [...]

    10. Half way through the book, I just gave up. Maybe I want it all too fast, too soon, but I hate being a reader left in the dark waiting for the very end to spotlight the plot twists and angles.I couldn't feel for the main female character because I got tired of her vacillating. "Do I want to know?" "Do I want to forget?" If what happened to her happened to me, I'd want to remember. Far far away from the scene of the crime, but still.

    11. After a brief set up chapter, the story’s heroine, Shauna McAllister, is involved in a car accident that leaves her in a coma for months. Why is this relevant? Because Shauna’s father is one of the leading Presidential candidates and, prior to her accident, Shauna came upon information which, if true, would destroy everything her father has worked to create and derail his campaign.However, after coming out of her coma Shauna finds herself suffering from amnesia; she doesn’t remember any of [...]

    12. I had never read anything by either of thsee authors before and so I really had no idea what to expect. Overall it was a decent book. Sort of like sushi: good and hard to put down, but you don't really remember eating it when you're done and are still hungry for something more. Kiss is about a young woman, Shauna, who is the daughter of a man running for President of the United States. At the very beginning of the book Shauna is talking to her brother and phsychiatrist about confronting her fath [...]

    13. I would hope that a book co-written by a prolific author and a fiction editor would be better written and edited. The first missing word happened on page 6 of the book! This was not an auspicious beginning.It also bothered me that despite its setting in Austin, the authors didn't do their research very well. They repeatedly referred to the area of Austin known as Westlake as "West Lake," and they said Barton Springs was somewhere other than Zilker Park. Oops.I get that Ted Dekker writes a millio [...]

    14. An intriguing, well-written book. Erin Healy definitely works well with Ted! The two keep you wondering all the way through what really happened in the accident that robbed Shauna of her full identity. The restrained sci-fi (or fantasy) elements never go far beyond present-day reality, but add to the fascination of the book.

    15. uhi give up.I dont like the main character, she'd wimpy and slow and whines so much.The plot is guessable and im cant pick it up and when i do i just which to put it down. So i give up.

    16. Kiss is an absolutely amazing book! It's about a 28-year-old girl named Shauna McAllister getting in a car accident. When she wakes up in the hospital, she realizes that she has no recollection of the past six months of her life. She has no idea what to think about her 'boyfriend' Wayne, and asks where her brother is. When nobody gives her an answer, she sneaks out and finds out for herself. She finds her 21-year-old brother, Rudy, at her house a vegetative state. Her father, Landon McAllister [...]

    17. ExerptLet me tell you all I know for sure. My name. Shauna.I woke up in a hospital bed missing six months of my memory. In the room was my loving boyfriend-how could I have forgotten him?-my uncle and my abusive stepmother. Everyone blames me for the tragic car accident that left me near death and my dear brother brain damaged. But what they say can’t be true-can it?I believe the medicine is doing strange things to my memory. I’m unsure who I can trust and who I should run from. And I’m st [...]

    18. Kiss is a wild ride of danger, confusion, secrets and murder. When the story opens, we discover that Shauna knows something important, something that could cause a lot of trouble to people in power. We experience a horrible accident from Shauna's perspective as she and her brother travel home. Then the fun really starts. Shauna wakes from a six week coma to find that her life is a nightmare. Her brother, Rudy, is suffering from brain damage. She has a huge, gaping hole in her memory and can not [...]

    19. I just finished “Kiss” by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy; this is the first book I have read by either of these authors. I have longed to read Ted’s writing for I love mystery and suspense and I understand that he combines these two elements within a Christian framework. The book “Kiss” is a mystery and does include quite a bit of suspense, with tones of religion sprinkled through out. A wealthy family is stretched to the seams by a father-daughter, love hate relationship. The father is run [...]

    20. Yup I had to give this book the dreaded one starI hated it. I thought the premise: a girl in an accident who falls in a coma, cant remember a thing and regains her memories and others when she kisses them was kinda cool but thinking again it did sound cheesyI found this book totally unbelievable, slow and surprisingly badly written considering it was a collabo with an editor. The only plus is that I now realize I do not like reading about amnesia patientsI found the entire book to revolve around [...]

    21. It was an interesting concept, definitely, and I don't want to spoil it for anyone. Thrillers are hard to review that way, so I won't say much about it I guess. I don't read a lot of thrillers, I think the only other real "thriller" I've read was The Ezekiel Option, which I really liked as well maybe this is a sign that I ought to read more of them? :) I recommend this if you like a good story. By the end of the book, I genuinely hated the bad guys, and yet I felt bad for one of them. Shauna (ma [...]

    22. When I find myself trying to decide at which of a multitude of angles I want to focus my review on, then I know the author has fully grabbed my attention. That is where I find myself after blazing through this book. It is well written, fast paced, and thought provoking. I love that it deals with forgiveness of others while also having a message regarding viewing past mistakes with perspective rather than focusing on the pain. Were there gaps in the story that are never fully answered? Yes. Was t [...]

    23. This book about redemption, truth, and letting go of the past is one of my favorite books EVER.It's very different from many of Dekker's other books, and though I've not read Erin Healy's other books (they're on my list!), I feel like they made an awesome team.With a slight touch of something special (I won't call it supernatural because it's got an explainable cause), it goes just beyond the normalcy of the typical thriller with this twist: the girl who has lost her memories can steal those of [...]

    24. Great thriller, lots of emotion and psychological tension in this book. In "Kiss," a woman wakes out of a coma with no memory of what happened in the past few months to find herself both up for trial on a drug-related car crash and with a boyfriend that she can't remember. The characters are not what they seem as she slowly gains some sinister memories and uncovers some conspiracies Also, she develops a psychic ability that I won't reveal here! Great writing, really enjoyed this one.

    25. A mystery with bad guys, suspense, politics, family and romance. No sex, and swearing was simply written as, he swore Loved that. Seriously it was so refreshing to not have to re-write swear words into something else in my mind while reading them on the page.Overall, I liked it and will read others by Ted Dekker.

    26. Reseña en españolI don't like the romantic novels, but this one is an exception. I LOVE IT! It wasn't bored and the novel has a lot of mystery. You don't have any idea of what is happening until the end. Moreover, the idea of stealing memories with a kiss is creative and interesting.

    27. Great book. What happens to the girl and her ability is really quite cool but I wouldn't want to be able to do it. You have got to read this book to find out what I'm talking about. :)

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