The Girl Behind the Red Rope by Ted Dekker and Rachelle Dekker: Book Review with Revell Reads
About the Book:
Title: The Girl Behind the Red Rope
Author: Ted Dekker and Rachelle Dekker
Genre: Christian Suspense
Release Date: September 3, 2019
“In this mind-bending thriller, father-daughter writing team Ted Dekker and Rachelle Dekker triumph in their faultlessly structured and deconstructed world of religious extremism. . . . the book’s suspenseful plot drives the story forward at a racing pace, making this a riveting novel that will long haunt readers.”–
Ten years ago, Grace saw something that would forever change the course of history. When evil in its purest form is unleashed on the world, she and others from their religious community are already hidden deep in the hills of Tennessee, abiding by every rule that will keep them safe, pure–and alive. As long as they stay there, behind the red perimeter.
Her older brother’s questions and the arrival of the first outsiders she’s seen in a decade set in motion events that will question everything Grace has built her life on. Enemies rise on all sides–but who is the real enemy? And what will it cost her to uncover the truth?
For the first time, bestselling authors Ted Dekker and Rachelle Dekker team up and deliver an intense, tightly focused ride through the most treacherous world of all.
Whether we admit it or not, we are all listening to one voice or the other. We sometimes struggle to understand who we’re listening to. That’s where we find Grace in The Girl Behind the Red Rope. Following the rules, doing only what she is allowed, Grace only wants to be safe and protected. She wants to survive the evil of the world. The only problem: evil has already found them.
I’ve only read a few of Dekker’s books, but I do enjoy the supernatural elements he typically includes. It’s no different here, and those elements will alternately bind the story and blow it apart. Only Grace can put everything back together again.
There was a definite The Village vibe, at least on my side of the reading. Perhaps no one else feels the same way.
I did enjoy the deep spirituality of The Girl Behind the Red Rope, and the concept of no fear is one I’ll be thinking about for a long time yet.
As a collaboration between father and daughter, it was impossible to tell who might have come up with which part of the story. A true collaboration by all rights.
I received a copy of this book from Revell Reads Blogging program. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.