The Girl Behind the Red Rope, by father-daughter duo, Ted Dekker and Rachelle Dekker, is reminiscent of M. Night Shyamalan's The Village movie. The book swept me into the story from the first page and never let go. I was intrigued with the characters and their "imaginary friends" (for lack of a better term) and tried to figure out what they were until the big reveal towards the end. The reveal was shocking and made me think about the truths deeply woven in the story. I loved the handling of the fury and what they represented.
I didn't want this story to end. It was a clean read, well-written and engaging. I read through it in two days and I highly recommend it. It gives the reader lingering questions to what is hiding in their own lives and what they give power to. Very very good.
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.
This book provided for review by Revell.