Nicole Tepper has it all—beauty, popularity, and the perfect boyfriend. But after a party she can’t remember, she wakes up in a ghostly state, trapped between life and death. Nicole’s injured body is lying in a wooded area, but she has no idea where—or how long she has left to live.
Only one person can hear her now: Dale Finnegan, a loner classmate that Nicole has relentlessly bullied. Dale’s the last person in school who would want to help her, but he sets their tangled history aside to try to save her life. As they dig into what happened at the party, they discover her boyfriend isn’t as perfect as he seems—and neither are her friends.
With the clock ticking down and her life slipping away, Nicole must face a hard truth: Was what happened to her a terrible accident? Or does someone want her dead?
The Space Between Heartbeats by Melissa Pearl is a uniquely engaging novel that I really enjoyed reading.
This book is an emotionally gripping, heart stopping novel of love, life and how the choices we make, both good and bad, come with consequences that can be far reaching.
I really liked the plot ~ girl missing, now a ghostly-like presence seeking help from the most unlikely source. I also liked how the story unfolded in layers with each new piece of information building a deeper picture, showing more of Nicole's history as well as Dale's. It made for suspenseful reading!
In addition, I was impressed with the underlying themes the author wove into the story ~ choices/ consequences/ dealing with grief/ forgiveness to name a few.
This one will be hard to explain as I don't want to give too much away but there was one part of the ending that didn't sit too well with me, though overall I really liked the ending.
Thank you to Alloy Entertainment and Netgalley for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.