BoneMan's Daughters

BoneMan's Daughters

by Ted Dekker

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Overview

They call him BoneMan, a serial killer who's abducted six young women. He's the perfect father looking for the perfect daughter, and when his victims fail to meet his lofty expectations, he kills them by breaking their bones and leaving them to die.

Intelligence officer Ryan Evans, on the other hand, has lost all hope of ever being the perfect father. His daughter and wife have written him out of their lives.

Everything changes when BoneMan takes Ryan's estranged daughter, Bethany, as his seventh victim. Ryan goes after BoneMan on his own.

But the FBI sees it differently. New evidence points to the suspicion that Ryan is BoneMan. Now the hunter is the hunted, and in the end, only one father will stand.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780340964026
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date: 02/16/2010
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

TED DEKKER is a New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels with a total of more than 10 million books in print. He is known for thrillers that combine adrenaline-laced plots with incredible confrontations between good and evil.

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James Rollins

"A tour de force of suspense that demands to be read in one sitting."--(James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Last oracle)

Brad Meltzer

"BoneMan's Daughters doesn't just get under your skin. It crawls there, and nests, and raises its head with a bitter tug, like it's living within you."--(Brad Meltzer, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lies)

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BoneMan's Daughters 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 265 reviews.
pennywisePC More than 1 year ago
I was curious as to how this author would do in his first of this kind. His award winning fantasy (Circle Trilogy) has a huge following, but I'm not into fantasy. Another of his books about a serial killer was supposedly religious, which again, I'm not into. Now comes BoneMan's Daughters and as an employee of a major book seller and a lover of thrillers I got my hands on an early copy. Every bit as good as any thriller I've read this last year. Not perfect (some of the details in Iraq were off) but once it gains steam this is a nail-biter to the bitter end. Dekker knows how to write with heart and he had mine all the way through. Not bad, not bad at all.
ChristysBookBlog More than 1 year ago
BoneMan's Daughters by Ted Dekker is a cringe-worthy, hair-raising thriller. Ryan Evans has spent most of his adult life devoted to the Navy, at the expense of his relationships with his daughter, Bethany, and wife, Celine. When he is captured and tortured in Iraq, he realizes how much time he wasted with his family and returns home to make it right. But after sixteen years of abandonment, both Celine and Bethany are more than willing to move on. Celine with the handsome district attorney, Burt, who put serial killer BoneMan behind bars, and Bethany with a modelling career. Burt messed up, and the man who was imprisoned as the BoneMan has been set free. The killer takes Bethany, and Ryan is soon suspected to be the BoneMan, so the only way to prove his innocence and save his daughter from a brutal monster is to find her himself. Dekker writes a haunting, frightening story with parallels to the love of God. He uses Ryan's love and willingness to sacrifice his life for her to demonstrate Jesus' death for us. The story doesn't get hung up on faith, however. The BoneMan is a frightening villain worthy of Hannibal Lecter, and Bethany's descent into Stockholm syndrome gave me goosebumps. Do not read this book late at night or in the house alone!
LadyBugSR More than 1 year ago
If you like your stories intense, this debut mainstream novel from Dekker is a fantastic treat. Not for lovers of plodding plot with endless character development, this is a fast read and it had my pulse going steady, especially during the last half. I read an advance copy because of the endorsements from Brad Meltzer and some others who all commented on it being intense... So true. What surprised me most was how deeply I got sucked into the characters on this harrowing ride they take. Honestly, it's not the most original premise in the world, Father returns from Iraq to discover that his estranged daughter has been taken by a serial killer and goes after said killer on his own. But there are numerous reversal and twists and I had a very hard time putting this novel down which is quite unusual these days. A great, fast paced read if you want to lose yourself in an intense plot.
BiggistFan More than 1 year ago
Could not put this book down. Very suspenseful. The ending was not what I thought it would be. All of Ted Dekker's books are riviting.
copperkel More than 1 year ago
More like a bedtime story than a novel...unrealistic plot, author glosses over some key points in the story. I have read much better serial killer based novels with authors that have really seemed to do their research on the inner workings of their "bad guy". It seems as if the author didn't want to worry about creating a conclusion involving the supporting characters so he just kills everyone off with little fuss. If not a good bedtime story, maybe a made for TV movie is where it should end up, definitely not on my Nook...
DuckHunter More than 1 year ago
This is one of the stories that gets you involved from the very beginning and then never lets you go. Keeps you on the edge of your chair. I found my self wanting to not put it down, and then anxiously waiting for the next chance to start reading it again. I really like the character development for each of the main players. I have suggested this book to many others as an introduction to Ted Dekker. So far, everyone that I suggested the book to really loved the book. Anytime a book can keep me interested, regardless of the story line, then I consider it a good book. I think that Mr. Dekker can do this with the talent he has been given. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this is a great book! Its one of Ted's best yet. I have a brother who is over seas fighting and he is a Hum V Driver so part of the book made me cry for quite a bit. Anywho, this is a great book and Ted Dekker has to be my FAVORITE author. If you like christain authors and books then Ted is your man!! I wouldnt recommend this book if you dont have a strong tummy :) For example if the thought of breaking peoples bones makes your knees buckle this book is not for you. I loved it and hopefully you will too! :)
SavageBS More than 1 year ago
My 1st Ted Dekker experience! This book caught my eye right away when I saw it for the first time and the blurbs from Nelson DeMille & Brad Meltzer on the back are what sold me on it! DeMille says it the best book yet by Dekker and Brad Meltzer (author of Book of Lies) says it gets under your skin! I know previously Dekker has written mostly for a Christian audience and this book is his first shot at mainstream. "BoneMan's Daughters" is a good thriller / mystery. I thought the book started very strong and ended even stronger! Part of the ending is a little predictable, but its the journey getting to that point that makes reading it worthwhile. The characters were good, the main character was a bit confusing, Dekker made him out to be a somewhat "tough" military man, but then later in the book he doesn't quite fill that part! The serial killer, the Boneman had his moments. This book is probably considered gruesome, gory and a little scary if your a teenage girl or if you are easily spooked or if you attend alot of church! For me, I'm used to a little more extreme stuff. This book did have one of the cheesiest lines I've ever read in a book, so cheesy I feel the need to share it- "There are two things the Boneman despises, writers & journalists of all kinds and Mini Cooper automobiles, because they looked like ladybugs and Boneman hates bugs and he hates women!" I probably won't go back and read any of Ted Dekkers other books based off the reviews I've read, but I will strongly consider reading anything new he writes that is written for a mainstream non/Christian audience! Good, fun fast paced thriller!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate for someone to give me a summary of the book so here is my opinion instead. I can read just about any type of murder mystery/ serial killers, etc.. However, this book made me cringe when I begn reading the details and desscciption of breaking humans bones. I could only read for short periods of time before taking a short break - very intense.
diskoball More than 1 year ago
Kinda hard writing a review for a story that leaves you speechless. From the sands of Iraq to the city and country-side of Texas, we follow Ryan Evans as he faces insurgents, a family torn apart and even the FBI. If that wasn't enough, he now has to deal with a serial killer named BoneMan-who strangely enough uses the same killing methods as the Iraqi insurgents. This is one book hard to put down. It grabbed me from the start and just had to read on to see what happens and who's really behind all that's going on-- who is this Boneman? Is there really a Boneman or is it really Evans as the FBI suspects? Or is he something else completely? Time is running out and somebody better do something to stop the madness. The twist towards the end is killer (pun intended). Although it ends rather abruptly. I'd rather not go into it with more details as I don't want to ruin the story for anybody. Ted Dekker takes you through one emotional, psychological thrill ride that will leave you breathless but still turning the pages at the same time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BoneMan's Daughters is a simple book on the surface, but as we all know, looks can be deceiving. What looks to be a straightforward serial killer novel is actually a more complicated tale rich in paradox and irony. What you take into this book will likely determine what you take out of it and the longer you dwell on it, the more it wraps around you. I love the way Dekker constructed the opening chapters of BoneMan's Daughters. The changing between scenes was highly effective and contrasted Ryan's suffering with his family's indulgence. It caused an immediate connection with Ryan and affected my attitude towards him throughout the whole story. I enjoyed a lot of the themes explored in BoneMan's Daughters. They were interesting to think through and some very good points were made. It wasn't as overt as some of Dekker's previous novels, but he was crystal clear in presenting his ideas. It was a nice change and more in the vein of Thr3e than Skin. My main complaint was I didn't feel the story as I should have. This had the making to be a story that could cause tears to flow and my blood pressure to rise. The problem with BoneMan's Daughters, was it was a rather subdued book. One the surface, it appeared as though it would be violent. After all, we are talking about a serial killer who breaks his victim's bones. Unfortunately, there were not a lot of details, so I knew when someone was injured, but I didn't get to experience it with them. Granted violence can go too far the other direction, to gratuitous, but there is a middle ground. An area where the reader can truly understand, but without feeling the need to puke. BoneMan's Daughters didn't go far enough. It stopped well short. I wanted to feel the horror that Ryan did when he watched the first child die. I wanted to know how he felt. I wanted to be outraged, but because it was anticlimactic it lacked true impact. Don't get me wrong, there is a respectable body count and none of the deaths would be a method I'd choose, but it lacked the chilling aspect I thought this book should really have. Over all, I enjoyed BoneMan's Daughters. I liked it even better a couple of hours after I finished it. In some ways it's a break from some of Dekker's recent books. It's not as energetic and fast paced. It's not slow by any means, but it doesn't have as many turns and they're taken a little more cautiously. There are some nice plot twists and great suspense elements. It's a well written book with some deep spiritual themes. It's the type of book I most enjoy. I know I'll be contemplating it for several days, and that's exactly what I want in my fiction.
Moriarty More than 1 year ago
Definitely on of Ted Dekker's best. It grabs you at the beginning and never loosens its grip as it drags you through hell. (and back) Complete with rich parallels, it sketches a different, considerably more painful portrait of love and sacrifice. Not for the faint of heart, but if you are looking for Dekker books, then you probably expected that. Not to say it is without its problems. The basic plot idea has been used a lot before, even by Dekker himself. So in that department it is far from inventive. And (in my opinion only, of course) I thought the ending was a tad lacking. However I also think that the thrill and the thought provoking make it quite worth it.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Love this book. One of my favorites
Anonymous 10 months ago
I love Ted's other books. This is no different. Amazing story telling!
DarlenesBookNook on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by this author.The beginning of the book reads like two separate stories: One story tells about Military Intelligence Officer Ryan Evans, who is psychologically tortured by insurgents in Iraq; the other story is about a serial killer nicknamed ¿Boneman¿, who kidnaps young girls and breaks their bones but not their skin, leaving them to die of internal bleeding. The two stories eventually meld together, which is where the story starts to pick up pace.The narrator, Robert Petkoff, did a great job¿even Boneman¿s voice was creepy!I enjoyed the book well enough to look for other works by this author.MY RATING: 3.5 stars!
Altarasabine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A calculating serial killer who is in search of a perfect daughter to counterpart the perfect father. When his victims do not meet his expectations and standards he methodically and meticulously breaks their bones and leave them for dead. The media rightly dubs him The Boneman. After 2 years of containing his desires he sets his sight on Bethany, finally the perfect daughter. Bethany Evans is a beautiful 16 year old girl. She lives with her mother, who could care less about her, and fer father abandoned her 2 years earlier for his naval career.She is filled with hatred for her father and conflicted about her mother. She is clouded with emotions of feeling unloved and unwanted, until The Boneman. The FBI convicted the wrong man and now the evidence points to Ryan Evans, a navy intelligence officer. He had given up hope of ever being the perfect father. While deployed in Iraq Ryan goes through a life changing experience causing him to make a resolution to come home and prove his love. When Bethany is taken Ryan goes after The Boneman himself proving that he will do anything to save his daughter, An invigorating one of a kind plot full of ever building suspense that will keep the pages turning.
jessi76 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wow!! Amazing book that begged me to keep turning the pages. This is the type of book that grabs you with a firm hold and is impossible to put down. There is no doubt when reading this book that it was written by a man. While reading chapter one, this seemed like it would be a downfall (based on my personal taste); it seemed like a book I would not be able to relate to. As I reached chapter two, I found myself much more encapsulated than I thought I would be, realizing that the story's beginnings with the tale of an Army convoy being taken down by enemy fire would set the stage for what to me, was a riveting, insightful, and dare I say, life-altering book. This entire book was a very powerful metaphor daring the reader to take a closer look at the impact of war. The main character, Captain Ryan Evans had chosen his successful Navy career over his family for many years until one fateful day in the desert when he was taken hostage. His gruelling days as a prisoner gave him a new perspective about what life is all about. He made a promise to himself to seek out redemption with his family at home, particularly, his 16-year old daughter, Bethany. Throughout the novel, Evans discovers that Bethany is truly his entire life and sets out to save her from a serial killer who has taken her. The situation flashes him back to when he was a hostage providing him with clear insight into the damage that war does to families when taking innocent victims. This new view of life changed him forever, and drove him to be a better person, a better father. The book is chock full of irony since Evan's long military career was spent analyzing all of the intricacies of war, but from a very broad viewpoint. When he was forced to truly see the casualties, the pain of the innocent families who are impacted, his life changed. And so did mine. I will never again see war as the best means to an end. This book has truly opened my eyes to the evil that exists when innocent families are put in the crossfire of nations trying to acheive political peace.
24girl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While on a routine mission in Fallujah intelligence officer Ryan Evans is captured by insurgents and forced to witness the torture of children. The only way to stop the madman from killing even more children is for Ryan to sacrifice his own wife and daughter by giving up their address back in the states. After years of dedicating more time to the military than his family Ryan faces the reality that he doesn¿t love his wife anymore but he could never make that choice.When his captor is distracted Ryan escapes and gets rescued by the military but the torture has taken its toll. He has a mental breakdown and runs to the comfort of his family however it¿s too little too late. His wife has moved on and his daughter Bethany has no desire to have Ryan in her life.Then without warning Bethany is kidnapped by the serial killer BoneMan who kills by breaking every bone in his victim¿s body without breaking the skin. Leading the investigation the FBI begins to suspect Ryan is the BoneMan and Ryan¿s actions take on a whole new light.BoneMan¿s Daughters is an eerie thriller. The BoneMan is seriously creepy. He reminds me of Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs¿a madman with a strange fascination for lotion.I especially loved the way Dekker portrayed Bethany. She was beautiful with an emerging modeling career but she wasn¿t a typical stuck up teen. She acknowledged that she was lucky to have her looks and wasn¿t at all superficial. She was actually more down to earth than her mother who was very shallow. The part I like the least of this read was Ryan himself. I get that he wrestled with demons but he was also way to whiney for me. Overall it¿s still an intense read and I recommend it for all thriller lovers.
LiterateHousewife on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Boneman's Daughters tells the story of Ryan Evans, a naval intelligence officer whose life gets turned upside down after being taken hostage in Iraq. Despite his extensive training and understanding of the techniques used during hostage-type interrogations, the stress and strain associated with his captivity break him down and make him resolve to change for the better, especially when it comes to his estranged family. Early on in his daughter's life, he chose his military carrier over his family. As a result, he has very little contact with his wife Celine or his daughter Bethany. After getting clearance, he returns home to Texas in hopes of reclaiming what he now knows is the most important thing in his life.Unfortunately, his revelation may have come too late. Celine has found love with the local district attorney who won a recently overturned conviction in the Boneman serial killer case and wants a divorce. Bethany, who doesn't necessarily get along well with her mother, wants nothing to do with her father. Perhaps because of his Post-Traumatic Stress disorder, Ryan does not handle the rejection as constructively as he should. After therapy and making one final gesture toward Bethany, Ryan is able to move on with his life alone. Once again, his resolve comes to late. When Bethany is taken from her home by the Boneman, the State of Texas and his ex-wife look to him as the primary suspect.This novel was more than just a good read. It is a story the reader experiences through almost every sense. I saw the words upon the page, felt the Boneman's cool and smooth, smelled the ever present scent of Noxema, and heard the popping sound of breaking bones. Having almost my entire body engaged in a novel added to the suspense and the thrill. During the time in which I read this novel, my daughter got sunburned. I grew up using Noxema to sooth the pain at night. As it turns out, we were completely out. So, not long after reading a detailed account of how Boneman continuously slathers Noxema all over his body to keep his skin perfect, I had to buy some at the drug store and rub it on my daughter. This seemed just a little bit spooky to me and I will never look at or smell Noxema in the same way again.The one source of objection I had was over the way that adoption was used almost as a tool. Ryan and Celine never tell her about this and it is used to partially explain Celine's odd and distant parenting style. This left wide open the possibility to assume that Celine didn't love Bethany as much as she might have loved a biological child. This stereotype ¿ or at least stereotypical concern ¿ about adoption only made Celine feel that much more like a caricature. The adoption plot line came in to play substantively only as a setup for a revelation Ryan makes at the end of the novel. That twist didn't work for me either, especially since it didn't further or complete the story.I don't read suspense all that often, but I usually enjoy them when I do. After reading Go With Me by Castle Freeman, Jr., I was really put in the mood for a great thriller. Boneman's Daughters hit the spot. This is my first Ted Dekker novel, but it will not be the last. I found this novel interesting and engaging from the moment Ryan's Hummer was attacked in the Iraqi dessert. There was not enough graphic violence to disturb me, but enough to get my heart racing. Best of all, the ending isn't as happily ever after as you might expect. It left me wanting to know what happened afterward. This novel was not perfect, but it was perfectly enjoyable. If you enjoy a thrilling, suspenseful novel, this should be high on your list.
TrishaGer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is my initial quick review...I want to give it 4 1/2 stars. I loved this suspenseful, creepy book (and I crazy LOVED that it was amazingly done without foul language)! I'm an instant fan!
jo-jo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Now this is probably the most intense audiobook I have listened to yet. The main reason that I listened to this one, was to fullfill one of the slots in the What's in a Name Challenge. I've read a few reviews of this book, but considering that I don't usually read suspense thrillers I guess I just wrote it off in my mind. I'm thankful that my mind went back to this title when I was trying to think of a book with a 'body part' in the title.Ryan Evans is a career naval intelligence officer who found himself pursuing his career and at the same time abandoning his family in the process. He's given his best years to his country, leaving his wife and daughter on their own trying to build a somewhat normal life without him. During a mission in Iraq he has a life changing experience that has him re-evaluating the decisions that he has made about his family, and finds that he regrets every one of them. He wants his family back and decides that he will return home to fight for their love.When Ryan returns home he finds that his wife and daughter are not quite so eager to welcome him back into their lives with open arms. During his long absence his wife actually found comfort in the arms of another man, and his daughter Bethany just learned to live her life on her own, which she found very lonely at times.BoneMan is the psycho murderer in this novel that enjoys preying on young girls. One might think that he had a sexual interest in these girls, but that was the furthest thing from his mind. His quest was to find a girl that was perfect enough to be his daughter. After abducting a girl and finding that she didn't measure up to his standards, that is when he would proceed to break their bones, which would result in their death. Boneman was very meticulous when it came to his looks and even his victims. He would be sure to break each bone with just the right amount of pressure that would ensure the bone would not break through the skin. He wanted his victims to look unscathed. As far as his own upkeep went, he religiously used his Noxzema skin cream every day. The novel really sped up when BoneMan abducted Bethany thinking that she would be his perfect daughter. With the family conflict surrounding Ryan Evans, the authorities started to suspect him as the BoneMan. When there wasn't any evidence to prove that Ryan wasn't BoneMan, he knew that he was going to be Bethany's only chance at being rescued from that psychopath. Ryan vowed that he would do whatever he needed in order to save his daughter so he could be with her again.This novel really will get your blood pumping. When I listened to this in my car I remember there being times I was gripping my steering wheel so tightly that my knuckles turned white! Then there were a few times that really were just, shall I say 'icky', when I would just wave my hands in the air and yell. Oh, what people must think of me when they see me driving sometimes! The gentleman that narrated this book also did a great job, as he made the creepy parts of this novel creepier yet! I definitely recommend this one if you are a fan of the thriller/suspense genre. And if you don't usually read this genre, but are looking for something different, you may enjoy this as much as I did.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reason for Reading: The publisher's description of this serial killer thriller was right up my alley.Summary: The BoneMan kidnapped and brutally murdered six girl's by breaking every single bone in their body. He was arrested and sent to prison but there was always a feeling by some that the wrong man had been convicted. Two years later on a technicality the prisoner is released and at the same time Ryan Evans, Intelligence Officer, returns home from a gruelling POW capture in the desert. The murder's start again and when Ryan's own estranged daughter is kidnapped the FBI start seeing all evidence pointing towards Ryan himself but Ryan has received a message from the real BoneMan and Ryan must do what he says to save his daughter's life.Comments: All I can say is wow, wow, WOW! An amazing serial killer thriller. I loved it! A page-turner with gruesome details that never quite goes over into goriness used by some other authors. The back of the book tells me this is Ted Dekker's 23rd book and I ask myself "Why am I only reading him now?" In fact, I'd never heard of him before this book came out. I feel like I've just discovered a treasure chest, if Dekker's other work is anywhere near as engrossing as this one is I've got a lot of reading ahead of me!The story is fast-paced and never lets up, some of the scenes are a little beyond believability but I chalked it up to an Intelligence Officer being overly intelligent and perhaps overly lucky. There's no sense picking apart a thriller like this when you are on a wild ride of tension. Ryan's character is fully fleshed out and we come to understand and feel for him. The secondary characters are less realized though they do not play emotionally integral parts to the plot. The bad guy is bad, pure evil, and this is one thing I particularly like in thrillers. There are no grey areas as to who is evil. The fight of good vs evil is very clear, as in a Dean Koontz novel.And mentioning Dean Koontz, I'd like to comment on the Christian Fiction aspect of this novel. Never having read anything else by Dekker I can't comment on him yet, as an author, but on this book alone, if that tag bothers you, don't let it. Likening this book to Christian Fiction would be the same as likening Dean Koontz to Catholic Fiction. (Koontz is Catholic and his books contain many Catholic themes, if you know to look for them) There is a Biblical theme behind the killer's motive (very common in thrillers) and the main character believes in God, thus there are some Christian elements/quotes in the story. Of course, I am a Christian and none of this stood out to me but I had no idea I was reading Christian Fiction until I looked up the amazon link and saw all the CF tags and checked out his other books and found that he was a popular CF author!A fabulous book, thriller readers should not miss out on this one, and you can be sure you will be seeing more Ted Dekker reviews from me in the future.
IsaacFry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ryan Evans, an intelligence officer for the military, is captured in Iraq. His captor threatens to kill children one at a time by breaking every bone in their body until he gives up the location of his family, so they can be killed. Meanwhile, his daughter is kidnapped by a serial killer who also breaks the bones of his victims, when he deems them as unacceptable daughters.
dasuzuki on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wow, talk about an intense book. It was a good but disturbing story that will draw readers in and be sitting on pins and needles to find out what happens in the end. At the beginning Ryan sounds like a jerk of a father. I mean, I am a military brat so I understand how important the jobs our military men and women do but that doesn¿t mean they shouldn¿t make an effort to also be there for their family. You start to feel sorry for him as you read about his experience being held prisoner and having to watch young boys and girls be tortured and killed in front of him. Then you see him suffer a breakdown after rejection by his wife and daughter and then has to track down the BoneMan after he kidnaps Ryan¿s daughter. Like I mention above it is a good story but prepare for some gruesome scenes.
BeckyJG on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The BoneMan, or, more frequently, just BoneMan, no article thank-you-very-much, is a fairly typical post-Hannibal the Cannibal serial killer. He has a schtick--kills his victims by breaking their bones, one at a time, without ever breaking the skin. He has a fetish--clear, unblemished, unbroken skin. He has a childhood trauma--a mommy who didn't love him enough. His given name is Alvin, but you can call him Satan.Ryan Evans is a naval intelligence officer on loan to the army, who is abducted by insurgents in Iraq, tortured, and experiences an epiphany of non-religious dimensions, inspiring him to be a better husband and a better father. But his wife is leaving him and his daughter hates him and here comes the BoneMan. Or just BoneMan, Ted Dekker can't ever seem to make up his mind.BoneMan's Daughters moves quickly, but there isn't an original bone, ahem, in its body. A snack between Jeffrey Deavers and Dean Koontzes, but not really a meal proper.