Coming Winter 2019
After four years of mourning, Doctor Hackett Metzger is determined to stop letting his wife’s death control his life. He is finally beginning to live again, but his recovery leads to an unexpected fight for his own survival and startling revelations about what happens to all of us in The Moment Between.
Hackett, a brilliant neurologist, is a skeptic. He doesn’t believe he will one day be reunited with Jean, or dwell with God in heaven. What he does believe is that he should have seen the warning signs of her heart attack; he should have saved her. He also cannot accept the possibility that his clinical study of near death experiences could prove the existence of a conscious afterlife. When Hackett falls for the mother of a patient, grief finally begins to fade. But he has no idea his new love is hiding her dangerous past. Will Hackett’s damaged spirit endure another heartbreak? And, will he survive the treachery around him
As life and research collide, the good doctor discovers that the secrets of love and death just may be part of the same fabric.
About the Author
Gareth Frank is a former union organizer and administrator. He received a Master’s Degree at the University of Wisconsin and later studied at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
The Moment Between is his first published novel. His short stories have been published in various journals and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize as well as the Silver Pen Write Well Award.
A captivating story of love, grief and murder that hums with the suspense and scientific reality of Michael Crichton while challenging our assumptions about the very nature of life and death.
A.X. Ahmad, author of The Caretaker and The Last Taxi Ride
A beautifully written page-turner, The Moment Between takes grieving widower Dr. Hackett Metzgar on the ride of his life as he becomes involved in a near-death study while at the same time falling in love with the mother of a patient. Crossing genres, this accomplished debut novel has enough tension to satisfy any thrill seeker, and an ending you won’t soon forget.
Maryann McFadden, author of The Cemetery Keeper’ Wife and The Book Lover
The Moment Between is a tense, engaging tale of greed, grief and loneliness – as well as the great unknown that lies beyond this life.
John Rickards, author of The Darkness Inside and Burial Ground