About the Book
Zoe Johnson 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. Now, 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. The girl knows only one thing: she must reach a woman in Corpus Christi, Texas, hundreds of miles away, before the government agents who are searching for her catch up to them.
Award-winning author Rachelle Dekker throws you into the middle of the action and keeps the pressure on in this page-turning story that, asks Are we who the world says we are–or can we change our story and be something more?
In My Opinion
After reading The Girl Behind the Red Rope, my expectations for Rachelle Dekker’s Nine were lower than the aforementioned book. The good news is that Nine exceeded my expectations.
While there is a loose tie-in to the previous book, it’s not tantamount to this one. In fact, I didn’t even realize the connection between the two until I was at the tail end of Nine.
There’s not anything particularly original about this one. Plenty of people have written stories on superhumans and/or government experimentation, after all. But it was an engaging story that held my interest from start to finish and made it hard to put the book down.
I really liked Zoe’s character as her desire for anonymity clashed with her drive to help Lucy, and Dekker does an excellent job of peeling back her past.
For those who are squeamish, there are some fairly descriptive scenes of violence and torture so if that’s not for you, you may want to steer clear of this. But if that doesn’t bother you and you are looking for a good suspense to escape into, Nine is a good option to add to your tbr.
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