Welcome to my stop on the blog tour! I’m delighted to share my review of The Light Between Us by Katie Kahn!
The Light Between Us
Thea and Isaac were once close, but they’ve grown apart.
Thea works tirelessly, convinced that she can prove everyone around her wrong – convinced she can prove that time travel is possible. But when her latest attempt goes awry, she finds herself picking up the phone and calling her old friend.
Isaac is in New York – it’s the middle of the night, but when he sees who’s calling him, he cannot ignore his phone. At Thea’s request, he travels home, determined to help her in her hour of need.
But neither of them are prepared for what they will discover when he gets there.
The Light Between Us is a story of second chances and time travel. It begs the dangerous question that we all ask ourselves – what could have been?
Thea Colman and Isaac Mendelsohn met on a cold night at St Catherine’s College in Oxford to witness a great celestial event. Five planets aligned and under a blanket of stars they’re fates aligned too. He was studying psychology, philosophy and linguistics. She was armed with a theory to prove time travel possible and a determination to succeed no matter what. Instantly a friendship sparked between them. A bond unlike any other.
Some years later and they have gone their separate ways. Their close friendship lost, their lives changed. The college professors forbid Thea exploring her theory further but she goes ahead with a dangerous experiment. It ends in disaster and Thea is thrown from the college and returns to her old home to find answers because just before it went wrong, Thea had a breakthrough. With the help of three fellow students, she proceeds with a second experiment. When her friend goes missing, Thea bands together with Ayo, Arvisha and Isaac to find her. But Rosie’s disappearance is by no means simple.
Bold, determined Thea and kind, supportive Isaac were parted for years after a dispute rendered their relationship broken. But they are brought back together and now they hold the possibility of mending it and finding out what might have been. I loved seeing their back-story unfurl through the book, discovering the reason behind their dispute and seeing how the bond they share draws them back together. Something I also really enjoyed about this book is the friendship Thea has with her three fellow students. They are incredibly intelligent, supportive and loyal. It was so lovely reading about them – I didn’t want to say goodbye to these characters come the end.
The Light Between Us is an examination of memory, identity, hope and loss. It is a love story that will touch its readers in the most profound of ways. Katie Kahn blends science, history, comedy, romance and so much more in this spellbinding novel. It couldn’t last long enough for me – utterly wonderful!!
Touching. Surprising. Fabulous.
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About Katie Kahn
Katie Khan has spent 10 years working in online editorial in the film industry, including 4 years as Head of Digital at Paramount Pictures. She joined Warner Bros. in 2017 to work on a major film production. Her first book, Hold Back the Stars, is being adapted into a film by the producers of Stranger Things.
She is a graduate of the acclaimed Faber Academy writing course.
Katie lives in London with her boyfriend and rescue cat Artie.
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Huge thanks to Hannah Bright, Anne Cater and Doubleday for my review copy and blog tour invite!