A Powerhouse Father-Daughter Writing Team Delivers the Suspense Fans Love
For the first time ever, New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker and his Christy Award–winning daughter, Rachelle Dekker, have joined forces to deliver a supernaturally infused suspense novel that will take readers to the edge of reason in The Girl Behind the Red Rope (Revell).
This gripping tale spans the generations and will appeal to a broad audience as Ted and Rachelle combine their creative and unique insights into an action-packed narrative that grapples with the underlying element of fear and how this crippling emotion holds us hostage. The Girl Behind the Red Rope moves readers beyond boundaries and rules that imprison us to freedom that can only be found through grace.
Ted Dekker has stated that his greatest desire is for readers to encounter the spiritual truths hidden in his captivating story lines. Now this transgenerational team continues the quest of helping readers understand ultimate freedom and their true identity in Christ in this spellbinding new saga.
Thirteen years ago, Grace and other members of her religious community glimpsed a prophecy of the destruction that would soon visit the earth. They relocated deep within the hills of Tennessee in order to avoid the impending evil and the scourge that would cleanse the earth. They felt they would be kept safe, pure, and alive as long as they followed every rule and stayed behind the red perimeter.
Her brother’s questions and the arrival of the first outsiders she’s seen in a decade set in motion events that have Grace questioning who she can trust and which path she must follow. Enemies rise on all sides—but who is the real enemy? And what will it cost her to uncover the truth?
The Girl Behind the Red Rope ramps up the stakes with each new page and catapults readers into an intense action-packed ride through the most treacherous world of all.
Ted Dekker is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of more than forty novels, with over ten million copies sold worldwide. He has a passion to explore truth through mind-bending stories that invite readers to see the world through a different lens. His fiction has been honored with numerous awards, including two Christy Awards, two Inspy Awards, an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, and an ECPA Gold Medallion. In 2013, NPR readers nationwide put him in the Top 50 Thriller Authors of All Time.
Rachelle Dekker is the Christy Award–winning author of several novels. The oldest daughter of New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker, Rachelle was inspired early on to discover truth through the avenue of storytelling.
Ten years ago, Rachelle stood on a stage with me and announced her intention to become a novelist. I was surprised by the tears that rushed into my eyes, right there in front of a thousand people. I begged her to reconsider—surely inviting such struggle wasn’t wise! Then she was crying, insisting she had to take the journey, and I held her for a moment as we both embraced that journey in the face of fear. It was a tender and life-altering experience for both of us. Little did we know that ten years later we would be coauthoring a book that exposes the sea of fears masquerading as wisdom that we have been taught will keep us safe.
Rachelle explains why she decided to pursue writing in spite of her dad’s advice:
I learned early that I, like my father, discovered truth about the world and myself best through writing. I wrote because I had to. And I’m a rebel of sorts, so if you tell me I can’t or shouldn’t do something, it makes me want to do it that much more. We all need to find our own way across the sea of fears that makes up our world, regardless of the encouragement or discouragement that comes our way. In hindsight, he was right—the storms of fear in life are often debilitating. But facing and overcoming them, in whatever course we choose, is the great privilege we all have in this life.
The Girl behind the Red Rope will be available this September.
The Girl behind the Red Rope
Ted Dekker and Rachelle Dekker