Nine – Rachelle Dekker
Published: September 1, 2020
Length: 352 pages
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?
This was my second time reading a Rachelle Dekker book. This one was pretty different from my past experience. I was first interested by the cover. The blurb had me intrigued, but to me the story didn’t keep me hooked. A lot of it felt way too unrealistic. I was turned off of this book because of the torture descriptions as well. It felt like too much work to keep myself interested in this book. I ended up having to skip to the end to finish it. All of that is to just say that this book ended up not being for me.