A story that is intriguing and original, “White Space” by Ilsa J. Bick gives a twist of reality that readers can not fathom.
“There is definitely a sense of being dropped into the story without a clue of what's going on as the reader is taken through a blurred reality where dark and terrifying things are lurking in the ‘White Space,’” said Book Swoon, a book critiquer.
The storyline follows Emma Lindsay, a girl with a lot of problems, which include metal in her skull, a drunken guardian, terrifying monsters, a love interest she can never have, a dead author, and a young girl who can draw the Dark Passages within White Space.
Together, she and other various characters must battle enemies and survive retched snow, zombies, ghost, and other nightmares while figuring out why exactly they are there.
Kirkusreviews said, “Reality keeps shifting, and motifs keep repeating, and everything is tied to dead horror author Frank McDermott and the bizarre and bloody way he wrote his stories.”
Though the book is rather long with over 500 pages, each chapter is fascinating with changing points of view.
There is Emma, the main main character who has blinks in which she can never remember what she does. There are Tony and two brothers with dark and twisted back stories, and a girl who can see death.
Can they escape their problems and save their reality in the process? Find out in Book 1 of the Dark Passages Series and follow up on Book 2, “The Dickens Mirror.”