It’s Christmas Day, 2067.
Silent Night drifts across the ruins of a wrecked spaceship, listing helplessly in the black. A sole woman, May, stirs within – the last person left alive of a disastrous first manned mission to Europa, a moon of Jupiter.
There is only one person who can help her – her ex-husband Stephen, a NASA scientist who was heading up the mission back on Earth. Until, that is, she broke his heart and he left both her and the mission.
Now May clings to life and it is only his voice travelling across the fathomless miles that can bring her home.
Across The Void is highly entertaining with some brilliant characters, Eve especially even though she is not human, this was a novel I devoured in short order enjoying every last moment.
If you enjoyed The Martian I imagine you will love Across The Void. This time its a lone female in peril in space, trapped on a ship that is falling apart with only the A.I. Eve to help her hold things together.
Cue an adventurous twisty tale interspersed with back story and conspiracy as May’s husband determines to bring her home against all odds. Battling earthly elements who just want May gone and living with all the ups and downs of their past relationship Stephen is also a highly engaging character.
There are plenty of edge of the seat moments, but what makes this book is the developing relationship between May and Eve – bringing humour, irony and witty observation to the tale which adds so much to it.
Part Scifi, part love story, part thriller, Across The Void is an outstanding read. Loved it