The Girl behind the Red Rope

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Ten years ago, Grace saw something that would forever change the course of history.

When a terrible scourge 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 rope.

Her older brother's questions and the arrival of the first outsiders she's seen in a decade set in motion events that will cause Grace to question everything she 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.


In a world where the boundaries are clear and punishments severe, a young woman risks everything to break free from the system of fear and control to find freedom and love.


Praise for New York Times Bestselling Author Ted Dekker

"A daring and completely riveting thriller."--Booklist on The Priest's Graveyard

"A tour-de-force of suspense that demands to be read in one sitting."--James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author, on BoneMan's Daughters

"Utterly compelling and completely original."--Douglas Preston, co-creator of the famed Pendergast series, on The Priest's Graveyard

"[It] will haunt you--long after you want it to."--Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Fate and The Inner Circle, on The Priest's Graveyard


Praise for Rachelle Dekker

"Dekker's debut is worth choosing."--Publishers Weekly on The Choosing

"The story vacillates between the sweetness of a tender coming-of-age romance and moments that almost resemble a Dean Koontz thriller."--Serena Chase, USA Today, on The Choosing

"Rachelle, daughter of Ted Dekker, is carving out a space of her own."--Family Fiction on The Choosing


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 was born in the jungles of Indonesia to missionary parents, and his upbringing as a stranger in a fascinating and sometimes frightening culture fueled his imagination. Dekker's passion is simple--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. Dekker lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Lee Ann.

Rachelle Dekker is the Christy Award-winning author of The Choosing, The Calling, and The Returning in the Seer series. The oldest daughter of New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker, Rachelle was inspired early on to discover truth through the avenue of storytelling. She writes full-time from her home in Nashville, where she lives with her husband, Daniel, and their son, Jack. Connect with Rachelle at www.rachelledekker.com.


The Authors

  1. Ted Dekker

    Ted Dekker

    Ted Dekker is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of more than forty novels, with over 10 million copies sold worldwide. He was born in the jungles of Indonesia to missionary parents, and his upbringing as a stranger in a fascinating...

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  2. Rachelle Dekker

    Rachelle Dekker

    Rachelle Dekker is the Christy Award-winning author of The Choosing, The Calling, and The Returning in the Seer series. The oldest daughter of New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker, Rachelle was inspired early on to...

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Reviews

"In this mind-bending thriller, father-daughter writing team Ted Dekker and Rachelle Dekker triumph in their faultlessly structured and deconstructed world of religious extremism. . . . the book's suspenseful plot drives the story forward at a racing pace, making this a riveting novel that will long haunt readers."

Booklist, Starred Review

Praise for New York Times Bestselling Author Ted Dekker

"Ted Dekker is a master of suspense."--Library Journal

"An absorbing thriller that convincingly blurs the lines between fantasy and reality."--Publishers Weekly on Red

"[Dekker's writing] may be a genre unto itself."--New York Times on A.D. 30

"Ted Dekker is a true master of thrillers."--Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author, on BoneMan's Daughters

"A daring and completely riveting thriller."--Booklist on The Priest's Graveyard

"Beguiling, compelling, challenging, and riveting."--Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author, on The Priest's Graveyard

"A tour-de-force of suspense that demands to be read in one sitting."--James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author, on BoneMan's Daughters

"Utterly compelling and completely original."--Douglas Preston, co-creator of the famed Pendergast series, on The Priest's Graveyard

"[It] will haunt you--long after you want it to."--Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Fate and The Inner Circle, on The Priest's Graveyard

Praise for Rachelle Dekker

"Dekker's debut is worth choosing."--Publishers Weekly on The Choosing

"The story vacillates between the sweetness of a tender coming-of-age romance and moments that almost resemble a Dean Koontz thriller."--Serena Chase, USA Today, on The Choosing

"A swiftly moving plot puts readers in the center of the action, and the well-described setting adds to the experience. Deeper themes of value and worth will appeal to both young adult and adult readers."--Romantic Times on The Choosing

"Rachelle, daughter of Ted Dekker, is carving out a space of her own. Her debut novel is a rich statement about the author's future and her impact on Christian fiction."--Family Fiction on The Choosing

"Dekker pens another striking science fiction thriller including a well-developed dystopian society and strong depictions of good versus evil that can be easily read as a standalone."--Publishers Weekly on The Returning


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