Thursday, 16 May 2013

On McPig's Wishlist - Draw The Dark

I'm waiting impatiently for the last book in Ilsa J. Bick's Ashes trilogy, so I have been looking at what else she's written. This book sounds really intriguing and I might have to get it one of these days to make the waiting for Monsters a little easier.

Draw the Dark
by Ilsa J. Bick

There are things in Winter, Wisconsin, folks just don't talk about. The murder way back in '45 is one. The near-suicide of a first-grade teacher is another. And then there is 17-year old Christian Cage.

Christian's parents disappeared when he was a little boy, and ever since he's drawn and painted obsessively, trying desperately to remember his mother. The problem is Christian doesn't just draw his own memories. He can draw the thoughts of those around him.

Confronted with fears and nightmares they'd rather avoid, people have a bad habit of dying. So it's no surprise that Christian isn't exactly popular. What no one expects is for Christian to meet Winter's last surviving Jew and uncover one more thing best forgotten--the day the Nazi's came to town.

Based on a little-known fact of the United States' involvement in World War II, Draw the Dark is a dark fantasy about reclaiming the forgotten past and the redeeming power of love.

1 comment:

LM Preston said...

Sounds like an interesting read.