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The Lives Between Us by Theresa Rizzo

Title: The Lives Between UsThe Lives Between Us

Author: Theresa Rizzo

Publisher: Rizzo Publishing IBPA

Published: July 1st, 2015

Rating: 5/5

The differing viewpoints regarding the ethics of using embryonic stem cells is the key thread throughout this amazing, highly emotional novel. Don’t assume that makes it dry and boring – it is anything but! Journalist Skylar Kendall is trying to find out possible ways to help save her young niece who has a life threatening congenital heart defect. Every time she finds a possible helpful treatment it seems that Senator Edward Hastings has blocked it with his adamant and very vocal support of pro life movements. Embryonic stem cell therapy appears to be her only hope but, largely due to the Senator, such research and treatment is illegal. When her niece loses her battle to live, Skylar uses her job as a journalist to mount sustained attacks on Senator Hastings….

This brings her to the attention of Edward’s friend and supporter adding a potential romance to the story. It is the start of a relationship that is dogged by deception, best friends, horrendous accidents, scheming scientists, potentially harmful revelations, false accusations and so much more. Skylar will have to make so many decisions that will impact on her relationships, love and new friendships. This is so much more than I’d expected. It has elements of so many genres that it will appeal to many readers and is certainly not just a chicklit.

With strong characters, exploring a controversial issue, showing how circumstances can seriously alter attitudes and viewpoints, this story has plenty of angst, turmoil and drama. It is an enthralling novel, one of the best I’ve read – go get yourself a copy, you’ll be in for a real treat when you read it!

Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley too,
for letting me read an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This book is available from a variety of sources including

amazon.co.uk           amazon.com          barnes and noble

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