An intense beginning greeted me when I opened the cover of Nine by Rachelle Dekker and the action and danger persisted almost constantly until the very end. Evil forces behind a clandestine government project would stop at nothing to protect their secrets and that included killing everyone who posed a threat to them. Little did Zoe realize exactly what she was getting herself into when she decided to help Lucy, a young, seemingly innocent girl who had very little recall of her past.

Once again Rachelle Dekker has proven that she inherited her storyteller genes from her now famous dad. Nine is a tale that holds the reader captive and often wondering exactly which characters are to be trusted. A few surprises along the way prove that nothing is always as it seems.

It has been awhile since I read The Girl Behind the Red Rope and it took me awhile to grasp the connection between it and Nine. One thing I took away from this story is that no matter your past and who you think you are because of it, ultimately it is your choice to be who you want to be.

I voluntarily reviewed a digital copy of this book provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.


Some secrets can’t stay hidden Zoe Johnson has spent most of her life living in the shadows, never drawing attention to herself, never investing in people or places. But when a wide-eyed, bedraggled teenager with no memory walks into the diner where Zoe works, everything changes. Against her better judgment, Zoe, who has been trying to outrun her own painful memories of the past, finds herself attempting to help a girl who doesn’t seem to have any past at all. With little warning, they must follow the only sure thing they know: a woman hundreds of miles away, will either save them . . . or be the last person to see them alive.

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Rachelle Dekker is the Christy Award-winning author of The Choosing, The Calling, and The Returning in the Seer series. The oldest daughter of New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker and coauthor with him of The Girl behind the Red Rope, Rachelle was inspired early on to discover truth through the avenue of storytelling. She writes full-time from her home in Nashville, where she lives with her husband, Daniel, and their son, Jack. Connect with Rachelle at