But, when a new girl moves into the house next door, the same house Marsh is sure holds a thin space, she may be the key — or the unravelling of all his secrets.
As they get closer to finding a thin space — and closer to each other — Marsh must decide once and for all how far he’s willing to go to right the wrongs of the living…and the dead.
I felt like it was an accurate glimpse into the life of a grieving family. Marsh's family is certainly grieving, and it's so apparent in the ways they interact with one another. Faced with a horrible tragedy of losing a child, I'm not sure how I would cope, but I would imagine I would find myself having the same struggles as Marsh's family. And if I felt solely responsible for my twin's death, I'd probably act like Marsh: a bit crazy, a bit despondent.
Marsh was an interesting character. It's obvious he has guilt over what happened with his twin brother. If you read carefully enough, you'll find some interesting clues to that story (or you might think they were editing mistakes like I did at first glance). I am not sure when I figured out the ending, but it was not a surprise when I got there. Even so, Thin Space was still an intense read that really made me ask questions about what I read well after the fact. I remember closing this book and going "wow". That's always a good sign in my book.
If you're looking for deep character growth and connections, you probably won't find it with Thin Space. What you do get, however, is one heck of a mystery with a knock-your-socks-off ending.
At first I couldn’t relate myself with Marsh and didn’t particularly like him. He changes slightly during the book, becoming more aware of his surroundings and people, and allowed us to know his true identity. I’ve got to admit being in shocked with the revelation at the end.
Maddie was an okay character but she sounded too naive and too immature. However, just like Marsh, she develops a little and we understand her fear towards the end of the book.
The whole concept of thin spaces was explained throughout the book but I felt like something was missing. I wished there was more to it than what it appeared in the book.
Overall, this was a difficult book to follow in the beginning but then changes into a rather pleasant and enjoyable reading. However, it’s a book that I’ll forget quickly which is quite of a shame because the premise sounded interesting enough. It simply didn’t worked that well for me.pdmtz