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  • Location: Edinburgh

The Space Between Us

The Space Between Us

Why a Booktrail?

Future:  three people suffer strokes after seeing dazzling lights over Edinburghand are convinced their ordeal is connected to the alien creature discovered on a nearby beach.

  • Genre: Fantasy/Sci Fi

What you need to know before your trail

When three people suffer strokes after seeing dazzling lights over Edinburgh, then awake completely recovered, they’re convinced their ordeal is connected to the alien creature discovered on a nearby beach… an adrenaline-soaked, deeply humane, life-affirming first-contact novel from one of Scotland’s most revered authors…

Lennox is a troubled teenager with no family. Ava is eight months pregnant and fleeing her abusive husband. Heather is a grieving mother and cancer sufferer. They don’t know each other, but when a meteor streaks over Edinburgh, all three suffer instant, catastrophic strokes…

…only to wake up the following day in hospital, miraculously recovered.

When news reaches them of an octopus-like creature washed up on the shore near where the meteor came to earth, Lennox senses that some extra-terrestrial force is at play. With the help of Ava, Heather and a journalist, Ewan, he rescues the creature they call ‘Sandy’ and goes on the run.

But they aren’t the only ones with an interest in the alien … close behind are Ava’s husband, the police and a government unit who wants to capture the creature, at all costs. And Sandy’s arrival may have implications beyond anything anyone could imagine…

Travel Guide

Edinburgh and Yellowcraig beach

Yellowcraig beach is just outside of Edinburgh (North Berwick to be precise) and is where the aliens and lights are spotted:

“A bright light appeared in the sky, blazing an eerie blue-green, streaking overhead in frront of her. There was a hiss and a roar, a trail of sparks behind. It seemed to be descending, heading for the sea to the east.”

Fidra Lighthouse

Just beyond the lights is this wonderful place – the island which inspired Treasure Island.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Space Between Us

Destination/location:  Edinburgh  Author/guide: Doug Johnstone Departure Time: Future

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