Like all citizens since the Ruining, Carrington Hale knows the importance of this day. But she never expected the moment she’d spent a lifetime preparing for—her Choosing ceremony—to end in disaster. Ripped from her family, she’ll spend her days serving as a Lint, the lowest level of society. She knows it’s her duty to follow the true way of the Authority.
But as Carrington begins this nightmare, rumors of rebellion rattle her beliefs. Though the whispers contradict everything she’s been told, they resonate deep within.
Then Carrington is offered an unprecedented chance at the life she’s always dreamed of, yet she can’t shake the feeling that it may be an illusion. With a killer targeting Lints and corruption threatening the highest levels of the Authority, Carrington must uncover the truth before it destroys her.
2016 Christy Award Finalist (First novel category)
"Dekker's debut is worth choosing." - Publishers Weekly
"A stunning debut, masterfully written and filled with deep questions of the spirit." - Tosca Lee
"Whatever expectations you have of debut author, Rachelle Dekker, go ahead and put them aside. Rachelle, daughter to bestselling author, Ted Dekker, is carving out a space of her own. Her debut novel, The Choosing (Tyndale House), is a rich statement about the author's future and her impact on Christian fiction." - Family Fiction
"A powerful tale for anyone who has ever felt worthless, or feared that their true value is an award they'll never be able to earn." - Erin Healey
"At times frightening but often beautiful, this first volume of Carrington's story will leave readers eager for the next book of this new series." - USA Today