The Space Between – Dete Meserve



Genre: Mystery, Women’s Fiction 
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing 
Pages: 300
Release Date: July 24, 2018

The truth isn’t what it seems in this stirring novel of suspense.

After presenting a major scientific breakthrough to a rapt audience across the country, renowned astronomer Sarah Mayfield returns home to a disturbing discovery. Her husband, Ben, a Los Angeles restaurateur, has disappeared, leaving behind an unexplained bank deposit of a million dollars, a loaded Glock in the nightstand, and a video security system that’s been wiped clean. The only answers their son, Zack, can offer are the last words his father said to him: keep the doors locked and set the alarm.

Sarah’s marriage was more troubled than anyone suspected, but now she is afraid that her husband’s recent past could be darker than she dares to admit. Suspecting that nothing about Ben’s vanishing is what it seems, Sarah must delve into the space between old memories, newfound fears, and misleading clues to piece together the mystery of her husband’s disappearance—and find what she hopes in her heart is the truth.

The Space Between is a feel good mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The Space Between follows Sarah after she’s made a career changing scientific breakthrough. Upon returning home, she finds her husband is missing thus beginning a thrilling mystery.

Meserve does a fantastic job of capturing the readers’ attention immediately and maintains it throughout the entire novel. My eyes were glued to the pages because I couldn’t get enough of Sarah and her investigation. The Space Between isn’t just a mystery; it’s also a story of lost and rekindled love. Throughout the novel, readers are given a peak behind the curtain of Sarah and Ben’s relationship. This frames most of Sarah’s desperate search and self-reflection.

What I enjoyed most about this novel was Meserve’s ability to make we question whether or not I could trust Sarah. The reader is given information piece by piece as it pertains to Sarah’s quest to find her husband.

The Space Between is an incredibly fast paced novel until the end. From the first few pages until the last 10% of the novel, I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough. Unfortunately, the conclusion to the mystery is incredibly rushed. Everything falls into place and the story is concluded.

Overall, The Space Between was a surprisingly great read. It’s a feel good mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

*** I was provided an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.


Have you read The Space Between? What did you think? Have you read any of Dete Meserve’s novels?

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