Stewart crafts an eerie and suspenseful novel that stands out from its contemporaries. Though the peculiar plot is intriguing, it does border on strange and readers are left with a lot of unanswered scenarios. But the creepy and honest narration was spot on, leaving The In-Between with a lot of merit.
After a near-death experience, Elanor’s attempt at a fresh start in a new town falls to pieces. Scarred and broken, she opens her mind to the world of Madeline Torus, the closest friend she’s ever known. Their connection runs deeper than blood, but once Elanor’s sanity is called into question, she struggles to define reality and herself as her life spirals out of control. (ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN, Nov., 256 pp., $9.99, ISBN: 9781250030160, PB, 14 & Up)