Imagine answering your cell phone to a mysterious voice that gives you three minutes to confess your sin or you die. You have one huge problem: you don't have a clue what that sin is.
Kevin Parson escaped a twisted childhood and built his own life, leaving his bizarre past behind him. . .until his cell phone rings and a gravelly voice calling himself Slater tells him he has just three minutes to confess his “sin” or his car will be blown to pieces.
Kevin panics. Who would make such a demand, and what sin is he supposed to confess? Not sure what else to do, Kevin swerves into a parking lot and runs from his car. . . just in case. Exactly three minutes later, a massive explosion sets his world on a collision course with madness.
Obsessed both with Kevin's downfall and the number 3, Slater initiates a game in which Kevin must answer riddles to avoid Slater's destructive, murderous retribution.
From #1 bestselling author Ted Dekker comes a powerful story of good, evil, and all that lies between.
The perfect blend of suspense, mystery, and horror in one psychological thrillerNow a major motion picture!Also by bestselling author Ted Dekker: The Circle Series, Saint, and Sinner
Dekker delivers another page-turner with this psychological Christian thriller about Kevin Parson, a 28-year-old seminary student who suddenly becomes the target of an evil nemesis called Slater. Obsessed both with Kevin's downfall and the number 3, Slater initiates a game in which Kevin must answer riddles to avoid Slater's destructive, potentially murderous retribution. Slater particularly wants Kevin to publicly confess a secret sin, and Kevin is at a loss as to what that sin might be. Once Dekker establishes this premise, he masterfully takes readers on a ride full of plot twists and turns. Not only does he spin a compelling tale of cat and mouse, but he also creates a narrative world in which it's possible that no one is quite who he or she seems. Dekker gradually discloses his protagonist's nightmarish childhood and delivers an almost perfect blend of suspense, mystery and horror. Dekker's prose is strong, putting him in a league above many other evangelical Christian writers and showing improvement over his previous work. Aside from following certain Christian fiction guidelines such as making his gorgeous 20-something characters entirely virginal, Dekker eschews most of the conventions of evangelical fiction. His spiritual message is subtle and devoid of the theologically and politically conservative agenda present in other novels.
Surprises at every page turn
Don't want to give it away. This is a fascinating look at the nature of mankind. You're never quite sure what's going on until the very end.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Very suspenseful with a surprise ending!
Three is a “cant put down book”
What is going to happen next? Was my question as I read this book. He is now one of my favorite authors!!