2019, Blog Tour, Book review

The Space Between Time by Charlie Laidlaw @claidlawauthor @AccentPress #RandomThingsTours

It’s an absolute pleasure today to be kicking off the blog tour for The Space Between Time by Charlie Laidlaw. Huge thanks to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for the invite and to Accent Press for a copy of the book.

About the book

There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on Earth… 

Emma Maria Rossini appears to be the luckiest girl in the world. She’s the daughter of a beautiful and loving mother, and her father is one of the most famous film actors of his generation. She’s also the granddaughter of a rather eccentric and obscure Italian astrophysicist. 

But as her seemingly charmed life begins to unravel, and Emma experiences love and tragedy, she ultimately finds solace in her once-derided grandfather’s Theorem on the universe. 

The Space Between Time is humorous and poignant and offers the metaphor that we are all connected, even to those we have loved and not quite lost.

The Space Between Time will be available to purchase from June 20th but you can pre-order now – Amazon

My thoughts

I first learnt of Charlie Laidlaw back in 2017 when I read The Things We Learn When We’re Dead, I adored the book and still vividly remember everything about it. It was a story that really got under my skin and when I heard he had a new book coming out I jumped at the chance to read it.

The Space Between Time introduces us to Emma as a little girl, she has a beautiful and loving mother, her father is a famous actor and her Grandfather Alberto is an astrophysicist. Emma seems to have the perfect little life but as time progresses it’s clear that not everything is as it seems.

I instantly found a place for Emma in my heart as soon as I started reading, her take on life and the things that were going on round about her had me snorting with laughter at some points and at other points I just wanted to scoop her up and give her a big cuddle.

As her father becomes more famous he moves his family from Edinburgh to a big house in North Berwick but with him working away most of the time Emma is left to stay with her mum. They have a beautiful mother daughter relationship but slowly Emma’s world begins to unravel and her world is turned upside down.

One of the things I’ve noticed about this authors work is that the characters really seem to come to life, it’s like they jump off the pages and you’re surrounded by them. The setting is wonderful too and it’s so easy to picture everything as it happens.

The Space Between Time is a story that you can’t just put down, as i followed Emmas life it became almost like a thirst I had to quench, I needed to keep reading and find out what was going to happen next. It’s a very addictive read and another that truly gets under your skin.

This is one of those stories that you want to read fast to find out what will happen but also take you’re time and savour every moment of the wonderful writing. It’s sad, funny and definitely thought provoking I will be highly recommending The Space Between Time and I can’t wait to read more from this author, hopefully soon.

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About the author

Charlie Laidlaw teaches creative writing, and lives in East Lothian. He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and was previously a national newspaper journalist and defence intelligence analyst. He has lived in London and Edinburgh, and is married with two children. His other novels are The Things We Learn When We’re Dead and Love Potions and Other Calamities.

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