Skylar “Skye” Kendall is an aspiring journalist who just lost her niece tragically to heart disease. Skye holds Senator Edward Hastings responsible for her niece’s death since he has been such an outspoken opponent for stem cell research. Skye has a chance encounter with Mark Dutton, who unbeknownst to Skye, just happens to be Senator Hastings’ best friend. Will Skye’s relationship with Mark weather this storm or will she find out there is more to Senator Hastings stance on stem cell research.
Ms. Rizzo has done an excellent job developing a plot line with many twists and turns. I learned a lot about stem cell research, both CBSC’s (cord blood stem cells) and ESCs (embryonic stem cells). Stem cell research is certainly a hot button issue and The Lives Between Us presents both sides of the issue in a relatable and thought provoking way. While I enjoyed the love story between Mark and Skye, some of the romance could have been dialed down a little for my taste but it was not disruptive to the storyline. I especially enjoyed the ending of the book with the unexpected turn.
I received this book through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.