So I recently found out that my ex partner had released her book: The Inbetween a few years back. I remember a lot of conversations about it on the balcony at her place, looking over the beautiful dereliction of Jaywick. Naturally, my curiosity got the better of me, so I acquired a copy. I was absolutely amazed by the book. It was rather different to how I had remembered it, but I’m so glad she managed to complete the project. The style was very interesting, written to be enjoyed by people of all audiences, no matter which age group (though I’d suggest an age of 13+, due to the darker themes within). Her writing has improved to a whole new level as when I knew her before it was already brilliant, and she’s completely outdone herself with this one! Without giving too much away, it’s a beautiful story that merges fantasy and reality beautifully. It hovers beautifully in between (sorry) the works of C.S. Lewis and Tolkien yet remains accessible to all. It’s a great read for younger readers, as not everything is as it seems, and expectations often lead to unexpected surprises. The book does deal with darker matters, such as the character of Zoe who is determined to end it all following the death of her husband whom she has only recently married. She ends up in a place in between life and death with Drake and Lexi, whom can both manifest their thoughts into reality. The world is inhabited with many interesting and vividly written characters and is definitely worth diving in to.
You can pick up a copy here: The Inbetween
You can also access her website here: https://www.heatherkthompson.com/
The book is a finalist in the readers favourite book awards for good reason.
Congratulations Heather, you’ve outdone yourself with this one!