Dead Space

Dead Space

An investigator must solve a brutal murder on a claustrophobic space station in this tense science fiction thriller from the author of Salvation Day.

Hester Marley used to have a plan for her life. But when a catastrophic attack left her injured, indebted, and stranded far from home, she was forced to take a dead-end security job with a powerful mining company in the asteroid belt. Now she spends her days investigating petty crimes to help her employer maximize its profits. She's surprised to hear from an old friend and fellow victim of the terrorist attack that ruined her life—and that surprise quickly turns to suspicion when he claims to have discovered something shocking about their shared history and the tragedy that neither of them can leave behind.

Before Hester can learn more, her friend is violently murdered at a remote asteroid mine. Hester joins the investigation to find the truth, both about her friend's death and the information he believed he had uncovered. But catching a killer is only the beginning of Hester's worries, and she soon realizes that everything she learns about her friend, his fellow miners, and the outpost they call home brings her closer to revealing secrets that very powerful and very dangerous people would rather keep hidden in the depths of space.

Title:Dead Space
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781984803726
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    Dead Space Reviews

  • Barbara

    3.5 starsThis review was first posted on Mystery and Suspense. Check it out for features, interviews, and reviews. https://www.mysteryandsuspense.com/de...Dead Space opens in the distant future, when ...

  • laurel [the suspected bibliophile]

    Trigger Warning: claustrophobia, murder, PTSDWe always had a choice. It was just that the companies we worked for were very good at making sure all of our choices were bad ones.Hester Marley used to h...

  • charlotte, (½ of readsrainbow)

    On my blog. Rep: lesbian amputee mc, nonbinary li, lesbian, gay & pan side charactersGalley provided by publisherDead Space is a tense, creepy science fiction thriller. Set in the depths of space, ...

  • The Nerd Daily

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Annie DeoKali Wallace is an author who refuses to be pigeon-holed and jumps at whim from one genre to another, writing for various age groups from da...

  • Di Maitland

    A highly enjoyable crime story set in the asteroid belt in the nearish future. The characters and the setting were interesting enough but the plot stole the day. I really thought I had the perpetrator...

  • Roberta R. (Offbeat YA)

    Rated 4.5 really.Excerpt from my review - originally published at Offbeat YA. Pros: Tight, adventurous, diverse, surprisingly moving in places, socially relevant.Cons: There's a bitter (if fitting) un...

  • Jael

    A lesbian detective investigates a murder on a remote asteroid mining station. Artificial intelligence ethics! Non-binary representation! This little space thriller has so much to offer and had me hoo...

  •  Reading Reindeer 2021 On Proxima Centauri

    I adored author Kali Wallace's SALVATION DAY, so was ecstatic to receive an ARC of DEAD SPACE (March 2 2021 release)! [Thank you, NetGalley!] I remain totally delighted with this exceptional author; l...

  • Minx

    I love reading mysteries, I love science fiction, and Dead Space puts those genres together in a fascinating and compelling way. I was immediately drawn into the plot and wanted to understand the main...

  • Madalyn (booksandcatsandnaps)

    An ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.An absolutely engrossing ride! This book is part murder mystery, part thriller and it was difficult to put down, I ...