"What makes a work of fiction literary is its focus on style, psychological depth, and character (per Wikipedia). PLACE is among the most intelligent, satisfying, beautiful writing I have encountered - care-full, yet without being showy or self-conscious... . It is one of those rare books that left me feeling changed." - Amazon reviewer
From Ned White: "PLACE is essentially a thriller, but it has its share of romance, cultural commentary, and more than a whiff of metaphysics. It features 40-something Hugh Ogden, a software genius working in the rarefied field of Artificial Life (A-Life), and his relationship with Abigail Sipes, a business consultant guru who is struggling with the aftermath of a deep personal tragedy. She suffers from a spectacular affliction that I won’t reveal here, but which propels the two of them on a difficult journey of self-discovery and quest for identity as a family against the kind of odds no two people have ever faced before."
"(PLACE is) a love story, a family story, a post-9-11 social commentary, and a scientific/spiritual philosophical exploration. Most of all, it's a human story, full of heart. It's not science fiction nor fantasy nor occult nor magical realism, yet it features a woman who periodically vanishes into thin air, then returns. Don't we all do that?" - GoodReads reviewer
"Wow! I could not have expected to be awed by a book as much I was by PLACE. Sometimes there are books that just plod along at a nice pace. With PLACE I was whisked into a world that had me wondering what could be or what really was." - Amazon reviewer
" I enjoyed (PLACE), that much is certain. It brought me to tears a couple times, that’s certain too ... There are clearly a few levels that this book can be read at, and that makes it tricky to pin down... the fact that what I really wanted was to read more about the daily life of these reasonably normal people is a real testament to White’s skill as a storyteller and author. His sense of pacing, suspense, and dramatic tension is spot-on." - Erin Stropes, Self-Publishing Review
"PLACE, set in a post 9/11 America, is a thoughtful exploration of family connections both in the here and now, as well as across the veil of time and space. Very well written with a unique, matter-of-fact prose, this intriguing story may leave the reader rethinking their understanding of what can and cannot possibly happen." - Donna Aviles, author of Beyond the Orphan Train
"PLACE is a very satisfying read -- beautifully written and carefully crafted, a great modern story... Ned White has done a remarkable job creating a true work of art woven together with depth, clarity, intricacy, and just the right amount of enigma." - Amazon reviewer