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A small town, a shallow grave, an ancient evil.
on April 19, 2012
Rachel is having a really bad day. She woke up in a shallow grave, mostly dead.
She goes to talk to the people she trusts, but her day gets weirder and weirder, and people keep dying. Meanwhile, in a parallel story, a little girl is also having a terrible day. When Rachel and Zoe run into each other, it just gets worse and worse.
I loved this story because it was creepy and interesting. I loved that, as usual, Moore creates a variety of characters who happen to be women, who are not all alike. Very little reference exists to their sexual commodity pricing.
I am not very good at decoding comics images, so I struggled a bit with Rachel and a character who looks very much like her, but it turns out there is a story reason for that, so I let it go. Other than that, there are enough identifying characteristics to tell everyone apart. The art is evocative, clear, and detailed.
Read if: You like Terry Moore's work. You are willing to exist in suspense. You want to support an author with multiple, diverse female characters.
Skip if: Creepy devil snake will give you nightmares. You are suspicious of setups that sound a little Stephen King.