The space between Trees


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What is in the space between?

This story was supposed to be about Evie, how she hadn't made a friend in years, how she tended to stretch the truth, especially when it came to her so-called relationship with college dropout Jonah Luks, how she comes into her own once she learns just to be herself. But this story isn't about Evie because once her classmate is found murdered in the woods, everything changes. And as Evie finds herself hunting down the killer, she realizes that her lies are the only things she can trust.


Junior Library Guild Selection

Texas Library Association Selection

Evie’s palpable loneliness is excruciating, and debut novelist Williams’s prose brings readers deep inside Evie’s psyche...Evie’s raw honesty and the choices she makes make for difficult reading, but also a darkly beautiful, emotionally honest story of personal growth.
— Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
[A] deft depiction of a girl coping with the truth, no matter how ugly it is. The haunting premise and honest narration of this poignant coming-of-age story will equally captivate both teen and adult readers.
— Book Page
This dark and suspenseful coming-of-age story builds steadily to a violent climax....Readers who have ever felt like they don’t fit in will find it easy to empathize with the teen’s struggle to connect to others, and anyone can relate to the disillusionment that comes with growing up.
— School Library Journal
A nail-biter packed with palpable suspense and enough violence to suit it for stronger stomachs.
— Kirkus Reviews
A murder mystery propels the plot of Katie Williams’s first novel, but the assured writing and the psychologically penetrating portrait of the two main characters play equally strong parts in this page-turner. Gripping.
— Shelf Awareness
A good option for reluctant readers, this thrilling story shows many instances of lyrical language, and the pacing is pitch-perfect.
— Booklist