The Dark Between
Kate is a schemer,
Asher is a skeptic,
Elsie is a dreamer… who can speak with the dead.
At the turn of the twentieth century, Spiritualism and séances are all the rage—even in the scholarly town of Cambridge, England. While mediums dupe the grief-stricken, a group of local fringe scientists seeks to bridge the gap to the spirit world by investigating the dark corners of the human mind.
Each running from a shadowed past, Kate, Asher, and Elsie take refuge within the walls of Summerfield College. But their peace is soon shattered by the discovery of a dead body nearby. Is this the work of a flesh-and-blood villain, or is something otherworldly at play? This unlikely trio must illuminate what the scientists have not, and open a window to secrets taken to the grave—or risk joining the spirit world themselves.
2014 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award Finalist
—School Library Journal
Behind the Scenes
The main setting for The Dark Between, Summerfield College, is based on Newnham College, Cambridge, a post-secondary institution for women founded in 1871.
Many of the founding members of the Metaphysical Society (inspired by the Society for Psychical Research) were graduates of Trinity College, Cambridge, founded in 1546.