With her dad and new stepmother, Suzanne, away for the weekend,
Mia Fleming finds her stepmother's secret possessions: an
address book, a stash of money and a knife caked in blood.
As Mia begins to unravel Suzanne's twisted double life, she
unleashes a Pandora's box of horrors...
is a graphic novel written and illustrated by David Lapham,
a well respected figure in the comics industry - best known
for his work in the field of crime stories - particularly
the series Stray Bullets.
starts as a childish prank turns into a deadly game of cat
and mouse for 16-year-old Mia, when she discovers her new
stepmother Suzanne's secret possessions: an address book,
a stash of money and a knife caked in blood. Mia makes the
fateful mistake of going through Suzanne's address book and
calling everyone she knows. Although, oddly, no one has ever
heard of her. What Mia soon discovers will see her running
for her life.
is it with people who write the blurb for the back of graphic
novels? Is there one sadistic mother out there? Or is the
whole profession twisted? One of the major plot twists is
ruined by whoever wrote the synopsis on the back of this collection.
The is she, isn't she? question hanging over the head of Suzanne
is ruined. Several characters are brought into the tale to
keep you guessing whether Suzanne is sick or a victim. However,
read the back synopsis and the story is over before you've
even read it.
is the second graphic novel released this month (the other
of the Criminal series) which allows a poor synopsis
to almost ruin a great story.
you ignore the back of the book, and dive straight in, then
you'll find that Lapham offers up an interesting little fishy