Nine by Rachelle Dekker

Thanks to the author, publisher and Love Books Tours for the copy of this book in return for my honest opinion.

Let’s start with the blurb: 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 judgement, 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?

Here’s my review: The short, punchy chapters made this book quick to read. It’s full of action and made me think of the Bourne books with the amnesia afflicting Lucy. I preferred the third person chapters to those from the first person perspective of Lucy, particularly as they weren’t interspersed from the beginning.

I found it an interesting premise although I struggled to relate to Zoe or Agent Seeley. I’d recommend this for those who enjoy quick paced action thrillers with a touch of sci-fi. 3 / 5 stars.

I’ve left in the cameo from Queen Caeca as she wouldn’t leave me in peace while I tried to take the pic! 

Rating: 3 out of 5.