written by Heather Finley (@heatherfinley)
Stolen identities, Hollywood cults, and cold cases; detective Amy Devlin has her work cut out for her this time. With twist and turns the entire story, this mystery keeps the reader guessing the whole way.
Picking up after the previous two graphic novels, Past Lies and All Saints Day, this installment begins with Amy helping a young girl find out what is going on with her father. Immediately the reader gets the sense of something being a little off with Amy’s boyfriend and when a less then savory Private Eye enters the picture, the book gets impossible to put down. Using past connections, Amy is quick to find clues and not the type to give up even if everyone else see things as closed.
Even to readers new to Amy Devlin’s tale, this story is easy to jump into. As a huge fan of female PIs like Veronica Mars and Stephanie Plum, I loved Devlin’s character. Writers Christina Weir and Nunzio DeFilippis give enough details of the past graphic novels for the readers to not feel lost but still would make a new reader want to go back and see exactly what happen in the past.
The artwork by TJ Kirsch is similar to the previous novels but with his own style. The paneling very much felt like it could be screen shots for a movie, which fit very well with the plot and style of the story. Here’s to hoping Kirsch continues on the Devlin mysteries because he is a great match.
Overall, I really enjoyed this graphic novel. I give it a Nancy Drew magnifying glass in one hand and a thumbs up with the other. I look forward to seeing what happens next.