Lizzy Wright has yearned to serve on the space merchant ship Shooting Star for as long as she can remember – until one rash act changes everything…

Lizzy and her friends weren’t looking for trouble – all they’d wanted was to prove that fertile English girls could handle themselves when on shore leave without being accompanied by a sour-faced chaperone and armed guard. Looking back, maybe taking a jaunt off-limits on Space Station Hawking wasn’t the best idea – but no one could have foreseen the outcome. Or that the consequences of that single expedition would change the lives of all four girls, as well as that of the stranger who stepped in to save them.

Now Lizzy has more excitement and danger than she can handle, while confronting lethal shipboard politics, kidnapping, betrayal. And murder.

For fans who enjoy Lois McMaster Bujold and Elizabeth Moon

Eleanor’s Friend – Can’t Wait For Book Two!
25 November 2017
This book is out of my usual genre but I decided to read it as I had met the author and was curious about her work. I wasn’t disappointed.
The story is based around Elizabeth Wright, a feisty young female would-be space cadet officer, and her (mis)adventures. It is essentially family story, albeit set in a fantasy universe. And you do care about what happens to Lizzie, with everything she has to deal with. I surprised myself by being totally caught up with her and now I can’t wait for Book Two.
The only gripe I have is with the number of made-up words, which I found mildly irritating (and sometimes seemingly unnecessary), but as I said at the beginning of this review this is not my usual genre and that’s not something I would usually encounter so maybe I’m just out of my comfort zone!

Mrs. Vivienne Tuffnell – Highly recommended
5.0 out of 5 stars
25 November 2017
I overdosed on science fiction in my teens and early twenties; after that, it’s been rare that I’ve dipped into the genre as what came my way wasn’t something I felt was worth my time and energy to read. Most was very male-centric and too focused on tech & weapons.
Running Out of Space is an excellent novel, with enough pace and plot to keep you reading, and enough subtext to keep you wondering.
Highly recommended for anyone who’s been put off sci fi by the misogyny inherent in a lot of it.

MK – and I’m so pleased it did
5.0 out of 5 stars
1 May 2018
I don’t usually read science fiction, but every so often I browse, and this caught my attention, and I’m so pleased it did. More twists and turns than a roller coaster ride a very believable story and almost at once I was on side with Lizzy, also not too much boring descriptive passages and without the words that you can’t pronounce, so not needed here as the author allowed my own imagination to take over.

Kindle Customer baz – A fresh approach
5.0 out of 5 stars
23 June 2018
So refreshing to find a different storyline,strong well rounded characters,plot flows really well not too much technology.I especially liked the interaction between the main protagonists well written more please.

…and my personal favourite!!

SHR – Well written but depressing
2.0 out of 5 stars
6 March 2019
Well written but found it too depressing. Reminded me a bit of Margaret Atwoods “The Handmaids Tale”. Certainly conveys how trapped the main character is. Just too dark for my taste.

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