Friday, September 20, 2019

The Girl Behind the Red Rope Review


About the Book

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. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

I have been reading Ted Dekker for years and I am always excited to read his next novel. You truly never have any idea what to expect when it comes to a Dekker novel. His daughter Rachelle has written a few books herself so the combination I figured would be intense. The first part of this book had me bending my mind (as do all Dekker books), I wasn't certain the point of the story. I realized the deeper layer of what the book was all about, once I got past the mid point. There were some things in the story that I don't think were necessary but they just added to the weird world of the book. The ending delivers a gut punch of reality for our lives and I thought it was a good picture. I don't want to give anything away but the ending gets right at the heart of why people are how they are. Honestly this book was a good reminder to examine my heart and the many things that control my mind and actions on a daily basis. If you like Ted or Rachelle Dekker I think you will enjoy this story. If you are new to the Dekker world I recommend that you also read previous Dekker books to give you more perspective on these authors. 

Four stars.

"I received this book from Revell for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."

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