Nine by Rachelle Dekker Review


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?

My Thoughts

This is the third book that I’ve read by Rachelle Dekker and I have now realized that she is not the author for me. This story was definitely the one that I found most interesting, but the plot did not feel original. There were many parallels and similarities in this book to the Stranger Things series…even down to the character being named with a number. There were also a lot of very graphic and descriptive violent scenes that I wasn’t a fan of.

I was also disappointed by the lack of faith content. The story is clean overall, other than the violent scenes.

There was just nothing that stood out as original in this story.

I received this book from the publisher to read and review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

My Rating