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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

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Expected publication: July 24th 2018 by Lake Union Publishing
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    The truth isn’t what it seems in this stirring novel of suspense.

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    Dete Meserve Thanks, Lucille! I've been working as an Executive Producer on an astronomy series for kids which airs on PBS (Ready Jet Go!) and while working on it,…moreThanks, Lucille! I've been working as an Executive Producer on an astronomy series for kids which airs on PBS (Ready Jet Go!) and while working on it, I began to see that there is a profound connection between all we are discovering in the realm of the stars, and the universe of emotions within ourselves.

    To me, the stars offer an ideal backdrop for a story about rediscovering a love that’s been right in front of us all along. In the universe, as in love, so many of our most important discoveries are made when we look past what seems to be true, when we find ways around our blind spots, and when we discover new ways to see through the darkness into the light.

    I also wanted to break the stereotypes about astronomers. They are not just focused on scientific inquiry and have rich, interior lives like Sarah Mayfield in the novel. So often we see women scientists portrayed as rigid thinkers...or obsessed with aliens. The Space Between is about one woman's search in the space between what appears to be true and what she knows in her heart to be true. (less)
    Dete Meserve Thank you, Lisa! You made my day!! I wanted to write a story which would keep you on the edge of your seat turning pages but also filled with hope and…moreThank you, Lisa! You made my day!! I wanted to write a story which would keep you on the edge of your seat turning pages but also filled with hope and love and a sense of the universe of emotions within ourselves. So glad you enjoyed!(less)
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    (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    3.25 stars for The Space Between

    "There's a lot more going on out there than what our eyes see."

    Renowned astronomer Sarah Mayfield comes home from a NASA presentation to find her husband Ben missing. Initially Sarah is under suspicion as she was seen in a compromising position during the time Ben went missing. The Mayfield's marriage was going through a "rough patch" and upon her husband's death Sarah stands to inherit millions from his well off family's fortune.

    Things escalate quickly when
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    Christine Nolfi
    May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    With the starry heavens as a backdrop, Meserve spins a fast-paced story about astronomer Sarah Mayfield, as she questions everything she believes to be true in the space between the heartache of her rocky marriage and the mystery surrounding her husband’s disappearance. This is Meserve’s best work yet, a romance wrapped in suspense that will to keep readers guessing until the very end.

    Thank you to Lake Union Publishing for providing an advance review copy.
    Dete Meserve
    Jun 04, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
    I loved every minute of writing this book! And I'm so grateful I get to share it with you.

    Kristy K
    Most things are not as they appear.
    What a good old-fashioned mystery! This is low on psychological thrills but the suspense is there even if it’s not nail-biting. There’s plenty here to keep you turning the pages and guessing the outcome.

    After returning from a business trip, Sarah finds her husband missing and what unfolds is a twisting tale of marriage, business, and murder (not all necessarily connected).

    Meserve’s excelled at writing a compelling mystery with engaging characters. It flowe
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    Linda Zagon
    May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    My Review of “The Space Between” by Dete Meserve Lake Union Publishing July 24. 2018

    “The Space Between” by Dete Meserve is an intense, intriguing, captivating and stirring story. The Genres for this story are Fiction, Mystery and Suspense. The timeline is in the present and goes to the past only when it pertains to the characters or events.

    The author describes her characters as complex and complicated. Sarah Mayfield is a renowned astronomer, who is presenting her theories of a major breakthroug
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    Shelly
    Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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    If you like a good dramatic mystery that will keep you intrigued as you turn the pages, you owe it to yourself to get this book. The Space Between has twists and turns that take you on a delightfully suspenseful ride. The book begins with Sarah Mayfield, a renowned astronomer, giving a presentation to NASA on an exciting scientific discovery. When she returns home to San Francisco she finds an unexplained bank deposit of one million dollars and a husband who has gone missing. There is a loaded g ...more
    Ela
    Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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    I really enjoyed this experience.
    Nadine
    Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    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
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    Christie Sitterly
    The Space Between by Dete Meserve is an outstanding, out-of-this-world work of art! This book starts off with a bang and never slows down. Main character, Sarah, is an astronomer who returns home from a conference to find that her husband is missing and that security system footage of their home has been erased. Working with a colleague, she is able to recover snippets of footage that lead her to wonder just what kind of dealings her husband was involved in. This book will keep the reader guessi ...more
    Kerry Anne King
    Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    A story that is as much about what you don't see as what you do... The pages just kept on turning - hard to put down.
    Real review to come!
    Linda
    Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    I have to thank #NetGalley, #Lake Union and #Dete Meserve for this awesome book.

    It had me from the title. I’ve always loved everything about space, the atmosphere, the whole thing. It’s the most fascinating thing ever to me. Like the oceans, it goes on and on forever. Not beginning and no ending and we are but one tiny dot. That is just awesome to me.

    Sarah and Ben are a typica couple. Married a long time and have a son. They drifted apart in so many ways but can they find their way back to each
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    Tina
    Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Sarah and Ben have been married for 15 years when Ben goes missing just days before a high profile lawsuit against his restaurant business partners. Ben leaves behind a gun in Sarah's nightstand, a million dollars in a rarely longer used bank account, a fully decorated Christmas tree and secrets that Sarah must decipher to discover what has happened to him.

    The Space Between is a fast-paced, engaging novel from the very first pages. I guessed "whodunnit" but it in no way deterred from the intens
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    Susan (The Book Bag)
    I've read all of Dete's books and I've loved them all. This one blew me away, on so many levels. As I was reading The Space Between, I had no idea where or how the story was going to end. I went back and forth, not knowing what to believe. What a page turner!

    The main character, Sarah, is a very strong person, a scientist who questions everything. She's not one to just accept those things that appear to be fact but questions everything she hears and learns. When she comes home and discovers her
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    Karen Trosterud
    Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I am so sad this book is over!!! I loved every word! So suspenseful from the first page!! I adored all the words about the stars, moon and the sky! So descriptive I felt like I was laying on a blanket watching up! A must read!! Received a arc from netgalley..
    Arabicbeauty *BookBabe*
    This novel tugged at my heart strings. Everything about this book was epic and beautiful. A definite page turner, leaves you wanting more with every flip of the page.
    Carla Suto
    Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    THE SPACE BETWEEN by Dete Meserve is fast-paced, suspenseful story with lots of twists and turns that kept me riveted from beginning to end. Astronomer Sarah Mayfield returns home from a career-defining business trip to find that her husband Ben appears to be missing. Nothing seems to add up as she and son Zack try to piece together the disturbing evidence being revealed as the investigation into his disappearance proceeds. As with her scientific endeavors, Sarah realizes that things may not be ...more
    Deborah Blanchard
    I absolutely loved this book! It is filled with mystery and you are constantly wondering what is really going on in the space between. Sometimes all is not as it seems. Sarah's husband Ben has disappeared and is accused of murder. Is she in danger? This book will keep you guessing. The characters are exquisitely developed and I grew to know them on a personal level. The plotline is fantastic and you will keep turning the pages till the very end. There is a wonderful flow to this story and the wr ...more
    Tonya Schultz
    May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    If you want a book that will keep you up all night, because you can't put it down then this book is for you. A suspenseful, sitting on the edge of your seat is definitely how I would describe this wonderful book about a woman who comes home from a business trip only to find her husband missing. With the discussion of divorce before she left on her trip, did her husband decide to leave on his own or was there something much deeper going on? I was hanging on to every page up til the last page! I h ...more
    Camille Maio
    May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This one is a page turner! I stayed up until 1am to see what happened. The author brilliantly wove in starry facts with compelling fiction.
    Janet
    Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    A novel that's both mystery and women's fiction, The Space Between explores what happens in marriage and the suspense of a missing husband. Sarah Mayfield is a successful astronomer who makes a major scientific discovery but comes home to find that her husband Ben had disappeared. How much do we really know about the people we love? After 15 years of marriage, how much have we stopped noticing and what gets lost in the static of life?

    Sarah uncovers pieces of Ben's ife she can't explain - an une
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    Jamie Rosenblit
    Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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    The Space Between centers on the unlikely couple of Ben and Sarah - a restaurant owner who is in business with movie stars and his NASA scientist wife - but for some reason, they are a perfect fit. Years later, they have their struggles but suddenly Ben has gone missing and some serious shady things are coming to light. I enjoyed this story and appreciated that Meserve didn't use gimmicky plot devices to create a hook, but that the story was believable. I have to say I was surprised (in a good w ...more
    Pet
    Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    It was the title, "The Space Between", that drew me to the book in the first place, and very often when I felt that way I was left disappointed by the book itself. Not this time, though. I like how the plot is done, and I like how the characters are fleshed out, even though we learn about Ben, the husband gone missing, more through his wife's eyes. Yet, for me it's enough to see their marriage from the beginning to the now because the author gives away the characters' story with very realistic w ...more
    Gena - My Book Reviews for You
    The Space Between was an amazing novel full of suspense! I enjoyed the way there were so many different pieces to the plot that were introduced to us often. Sarah is an astronomer. She has been away doing a presentation of a new scientific breakthrough that has been made. When she returns home, she realizes that her husband Ben has disappeared. She begins to discover various things that have happened recently that make the whole mystery of Ben’s disappearance more and more confusing. Sarah and B ...more
    Jennie  Veazey
    Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    The Space Between is an amazing book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it from start to finish. This is a story about Sarah Mayfield, her husband Ben, and their son Zack. Sarah is a well known astronomer who comes home from presenting a major scientific breakthrough to a spellbound audience across the country, to realize her husband is missing. Her son Zack saw him last and Ben’s last words were, lock the doors and set the alarm. Sarah begins investigating what has happened to her husband, in doing ...more
    Bambi Rathman
    May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    I love the epigraph at the beginning of this book.... "Silently one by one, In the meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, The forget-me-nots of the angels. ---Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. What happens when you think you know the person you're married to but then something takes place and questions arise and doubts set in? This is a fantastic book with mystery and suspense. I was pulled into this story like a meteor into the gravity of earth and didn't want to escape. I love the character ...more
    Diane
    May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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    The Space Between by author Dete Meserve has an intriguing plot which is so interesting. The prologue opens the story with a beautiful marriage proposal from Ben to Sarah. I was so disappointed that her beautifully described infinity ring was lost a day later.
    Now to present day, Sarah Mayfield is ecstatic and feeling on top of the world as her research with NASA has led to her discovery of a hidden asteroid traveling within earth's orbit. It has been named Earth's Trojan and is a breakthrough di
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    Laurie
    Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    "Things aren't always exactly as they appear to be." This quote from the novel should be kept in mind by everyone who is reading this. It is a wonderful book filled with intrigue, mystery, suspense, tension and romance.
    Many questions may come to mind as one reads it, but there are no answers until the end.
    A married couple growing apart eventually become reconciled as they confront together all the bewildering happenings they meet. The plot may seem confusing at times, but it is never uninterest
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    Leanna Mattea
    May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    I don’t usually binge read, but found myself having to reprimand myself, to not neglect other responsibilities, and tear myself away . The Space Between by Dete Meserve is a very good book, from start to finish. A gripping mystery, that had me trying to put the pieces together. But the beauty of the accompanying story of Sarah’s astronomy background, grounded her and the panic that she felt, unbelieving that her husband Ben could be dead or was a murderer. It allowed her to process events in a c ...more
    Barb
    May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Significant clues are often hidden "in plain sight." Astronomer Sarah returns from a business trip where she presented an important scientific discovery, only to discover her teenager home alone and her ambitious restauranteur husband missing. What follows is some evidence tampering on her part -- intentional and unintentional -- as she seeks to find her husband and find out whether he actually is guilty of the murder he's been accused of committing.
    The suspense builds, with intruders, secret c
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    MaryAnn
    May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    This was an excellent read that captured my attention immediately and never let me go until the end. There was obviously a lot of research put into this book by the author as some of the astronomy information was not something most of us know or have heard of. I love reading books that not only have a good story, but also impart information I wasn't aware of before.

    The characters were so full of life, well rounded and real that if one had spoken to me I wouldn't have been surprised. Even though
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    Dete Meserve is the award-winning, bestselling author of Good Sam and Perfectly Good Crime. Her this novel, The Space Between, will be published by Lake Union Publishing on July 24, 2018. When she’s not writing, she is a film and television producer in Los Angeles and a partner and CEO of Wind Dancer Films.

    Meserve has been fascinated by the stars ever since she first saw the Milky Way arching ove
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