The Girl Behind the Red Rope by Ted and Rachelle Dekker

I’ve heard some amazing things about Ted Dekker so I am really excited for the privilege to read his latest book.

Thank you Baker Publishing for gifting me a copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: 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?

Now I know why Ted has such a huge fan base – his writing (and Rachelle’s too) is excellent! They really captures your attention and paint a suspenseful picture, leaving you on the edge of your seat. The only issue for me was, I felt like this was a bit predictable. As you can probably tell (if you’ve been following my reviews long enough), I read a lot of suspense novels. Sometimes I just get caught in a wave of similar books and I feel like I’ve hit that here. I think I will come back to this one at a later date and see if my opinion changes. Nonetheless, I cannot disregard the talented writing throughout.

3.5/5 Stars

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