The Light Between Us by Katie Khan

Posted September 21, 2018 by midnightreview in Reviews / 2 Comments


Isaac and Thea were once close, but they’ve grown apart.

Thea works tirelessly, convinced she can prove everyone around her wrong – convinced she can prove that time travel is possible. But when one of her attempts goes wrong, 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.

My Thoughts

I loved Katie’s first book ‘Hold Back the Stars’ so it was with great excitement that I picked up this one. One of the reasons I enjoyed her first book so much was the fact you couldn’t classify it, it didn’t fit neatly into a particular genre. The Light Between us is very similar in that respect and that is one of the reasons I have loved both books.

This is a story about so many things, firstly the enduring power of female friendship. Find your tribe and love them hard. Thea has 3 amazing females friends who support her and believe in her right from the beginning. They are all so real and believable, with their quirks and way of seeing the world. You could feel the warmth and comradery between them, the shared jokes, the history. Within a very short window Katie Khan has brought these women to life and made me fully invested in their story.

Thea and Issac, an unrequited love story like none other you have ever read. Issac’s character is great, the way he fits into this group of women and his interactions with them are amongst my favorite parts of the book. Thea and Issac have a really interesting dynamic which just becomes more complicated as you progress through the story.

Thea is obsessed with time travel and proving it is possible, the science of it all is pitched really well in my opinion. There was enough science to make the whole plot feel believable but not so overwhelming that you loose the purpose of the narrative. I really enjoyed Thea’s single mindedness to prove the impossible, her thought processes and finding the answers in the everyday. She’s a really complicated character.

Katie Khan writes some beautifully descriptive pieces in the book. There are a number of places that get visited in the course of the story and I felt a part of them all, especially those in Thea’s home town that are very atmospheric.

I really enjoyed this book and I fear I am becoming a bit of a Katie Khan fangirl. Her writing is so original and I cannot wait to see what she comes up with next.

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